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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162030&Tpk=Galaxy%2096GFF6HVDCXX%20GeForce%209600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102829&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102874&cm_re=5570-_-14-102-874-_-Product
  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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