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Geforce 9800gt for mainboard which has pci-e x16 2.0 low profile?

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June 26, 2010 6:19:42 AM

I have an Acer Aspire X1300 desktop which its mainboard said that it has 1 slot pci-e x16 2.0 ( low-profile). So is it possible for me to connect the geforce 9800gt on it if i change the bigger PC Case ? please help me
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 6:58:42 AM

Yes a 9800GT will work fine one a PCI-E 2.0 slot.Make sure your PSU is adequate too.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 1:32:44 PM

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a c 376 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 1:46:33 PM

You should be able to use any PCI-E card with that slot. The only thing preventing you from doing so before was the case so if you are replacing that then what will determine what cards you can use are your power supply(as maziar mentioned) and your budget.
Looking up the x1300 this;
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2009/acer/asp...
says you have a 220w PSU which frankly is not good at all. It can't handle a 9800GT or any decent video card really and may also be a unique form factor which wont even fit properly into your new case. I recommend you grab a new power supply as well while you are replacing the case. What exactly is your budget for everything and what is the native resolution of your monitor?
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June 26, 2010 6:12:36 PM

yeah, i will replace another PSU too, about 400w or 450w PSU would be fine? My monitor is 17inch CRT and my current resolution is 1024x768
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a c 376 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 6:26:48 PM

A good brand is what you want for a PSU. It's often more important than the power rating. I would recommend Corsair or Antec if you can afford them. Seasonic, OCZ, Enermax, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling are some other good brands. 400w or above from any of those brands should be fine for a 9800GT.
It's a good card at low resolutions like yours but if you haven't bought one yet this is a very nice deal on a better card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
only $79 after the promo code and rebate. It's about 10-15% faster than the 9800GT. Go for a 450w PSU for that one.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 26, 2010 6:40:20 PM

+1^
Go for the 4850,its a fantastic card for $79 and outperforms the 9800GT.
A good PSU to couple it with 4850 would be Corsair HX450
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June 27, 2010 11:38:38 AM

thanks, but i already have the 9800gt, it's belong to my friend, and now he give me this, so i dont have to buy another card :) 
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