Help on Graphics Card Upgrade?

Hello, I'm looking for help concerning upgrading my graphics card. The kicker is that I have a Shuttle SFF system.

The power supply is the SilentX 350W. Here is a picture of the power specs on it. http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/52537-shuttle-silent-x-350w-psu-56k.html

I am wondering what kind of newer generation graphics card I could both fit in my system and power effectively with the power supply that I have.

For frame of reference, this is my old card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125156

Any help offered would be most appreciated.
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  1. Hmm... it's going to be hard with out a PSU upgrade.
  2. An 8600GTS is five tiers up on Cleeve's performance table, and would make a big difference. Still, if you want to play the newest games on high settings, you'll need to go even higher, which will require a PSU upgrade. I can't view its picture here at work, but if it isn't a standard ATX-sized PSU, you might need a new case as well.
  3. Your 6600GT uses 48w of power.
    http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=9354
    The safest and still a good upgrade is a 8600GTS at 47w $54
    http://fxvideocards.com/ZOTAC-NVIDIA-GeForce-8600-GTS-DVI-Audio-256MB-ZT-86SE25P-FSR-128-bit-GDDR3-PCI-Express-x16-HDCP-Ready-SLI-ZOTAC-Video-Card-p-16304.html
    A stretch for your PSU in watts and amps would be a 8800GS at 59w $80 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130332
    not recommending the 8800GS though.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-cards,1965-6.html
    from EVGA system req for the 8800GS
    "Minimum System Requirements

    1GB of system memory

    CD-ROM drive

    50MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation

    Microsoft Windows XP, Vista operating system

    PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot

    Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
    (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amp Amps.)

    Minimum 450 Watt for SLI mode system.
    (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amp Amps.)

    An available 6 pin PCI-E power connector (hard drive power dongle to PCI-E 6 pin adapter included with card) "
  4. What about the new 9600 low profile? I didn't check the power stats but it should fit in his case right?
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