So my main PC is down till i can replace the motherboard. I'm currently using my old PC
Core 2 duo 2.89 Ghz
4 Gb DDR2
500 Gb Sata HD
8400 GS (SAD I KNOW)
my problem has become that since i'm giving this PC to my lil sister when i fix my main i want to put a good graphics card into it. I build this PC in an old Dell Low profile Optiplex case (this is not a dell i just used the case). This then becomes the problem the card i put in here must be a low profile card. I'm looking at (on Tiger):
now i know the 9800 is right cause thats around what i was getting with mine now i bought the 9800 2 years ago so its not exactly a new card but will the fact the 430 is low pro going to make that big of a difference??
my other question then becomes is there a better Low Pro option? I'm not worried about the price so much because its coming from tax return lol. but if i'm going to buy a low pro card i want it to be the best i can get.
Now i'm normally an Nvidia guy but i don't have any problems going ATI for this pc IF its a obviously better card.
any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated
You need to check on the power supply also, if you are using a small case, I'm thinking you won't have much of a power supply to run a powerful card. And you won't find many 9800 class cards in low profile, the card size just won't allow it.