Graphics Card Question

Hi,
I've just purchased a HP DC5750 minitower. I'm looking for put in a graphics card but down have room for one of the cards that takes up 2 PCI slots at the back (not sure the correct term).
Can you help me pick out the best card that would fit my system?
The card would be aimed at gaming.

Thanks
Admiral
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  1. Any help would be great
  2. Since your computer is a minitower, you have to get what is called a "Low Profile" card, so that it fits in your system. This really limits what you can buy and how much performance you can get. Not to mention your Power Supply is also very weak. There are 4 possibilities listed on the HP website that could have come with your PC.

    Integrated ATI Radeon X300 graphics with VGA and DVI-D
    ATI Radeon X1300 (256 MB SH) PCIe x16 Graphics Card
    ATI Radeon X1300 Pro (256 MB DH) PCIe x16 Graphics Card
    ATI Radeon HD 2400XT (256 MB DH) PCIe x16 Graphics Card

    If you have the 2400XT, you can't really upgrade from there for any noticeable performance increase. If you have one of the other ones, you could look at getting a HD 4350. It's still not going to be that amazing of a card though, low profile cards are pretty limited, and you power supply just limits the selection even more. Here's a link to the best deal for a 4350 that i could find.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125251

    If you have any other questions feel free to private message me.
  3. Perhpas this card:

    ASUS EAH4650/DI/512MD2/A(LP) Radeon HD 4650 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Low Profile Ready Video Card - Retail $35 after $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121338&cm_re=4650-_-14-121-338-_-Product

    Doesn't seem to use very much power at all (total system 148W peak w/E8600 @3.6GHz), shown here:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_4650_OC/24.html
  4. Nice find with that power consumption. I thought it would need more so i didn't even look at it twice. I agree with that choice for the 4650, it'll give you a little better performance than that 4350.
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