Recommended low profile graphics card

Before buying the graphics card I wanted, I made sure to check that it was compatible with my computer... which it is not. :cry: Thankfully, that saved me a wad of cash and a bunch of time. However, I'm in a new dilemma as now I'm not sure what graphics card will run well with my computer while being a decent card. I'm currently running this:

Dell Inspiron 530S (Slim)
Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53 GHz 2.53 GHz
Memory: 3.00 GB
32-bit Operating System

The problem is that because it's a slim case, my graphics card options are limited. I'm also unsure about its wattage so I don't know what will run smoothly. I've done a bit of research and low profile cards seem to be the only things that work with it. So far I've gathered that the following are recommended low profile cards:

- 9800 GT
- 9600 GT
- NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
- 4850
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4650
- ATi 4630
- 8800 GT
- 8600 GT

Bookmarked two cards, they looked promising

I'm still new to all this and wanted some advice from more experienced people. Any suggestions and thoughts you have that would be helpful are appreciated! Thanks! :D
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  1. HD5570 consumes less power than any of the cards on your list and performs similar to HD4670
  2. you have a 250w PSU, the 9600GT may be pushing it too far. It will run but for how long?

    I would personally get the ATI 5570, its better then the 4650 and comes close to 9600GT performance while using far less power. Plus its on sale for this week.
  3. There are no low profile HD4850s and never were as far as I know.
    Yeah, the HD5570 is your best bet. It is better than all the cards you listed apart from the 96/9800GT and those are a bit much on your PSU. The card ct linked is a good choice.
  4. Alright! Looks like its the 5570. Thanks a ton guys!
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