Upgrading help

Hi, I have an Acer Aspire x1800. Specs: x64-based pc intel core 2 quad cpu q8300. It also has windows 7. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good video card that would be compatible for this computer, as it is a very small hard drive. I have about $300 max to spend. Thanks :)
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  1. You can go for any video card with this pc. but looks like you might have to change your psu first , if possible try changing your system cabinet also .
    i think ati 4850 will be a good choice. you can use this web site for further info
  2. Hello and welcome to the forums :)
    What's your PSU ? also do you want to play games with it ?If your PSU is enough for a 5850 then its your best bet
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    Your machine is a slim model, with only a 220W PSU. It isn't a standard ATX PSU, so you won't find one much more powerful.
    This will severely limit the graphics card you can install. A HD5570 is probably it, like this one: which comes with a low-profile bracket.
    The good news is that you'll spend only a fraction of your budget. The bad news is, it isn't going to be great for the latest games.
    If you want to play games, a better choice might be to relocate the components of that PC into a regular mid-tower case (even a cheap one), put a 380W Antec Earthwatts PSU in it, then get a HD5750 graphics card. You'll spend around $200 for that option, mostly depending on the cost of the case. If you are entirely ok with spending the full $300, use a 500W Antec Earthwatts, and put in a HD5770.
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  5. Thanks so much everybody that helped a lot
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