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Good upgrade for 8400gs for about $100

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March 3, 2011 2:18:34 PM

Mobo: Dell 0hp962 Q965 chipset
CPU: Core 2 Duo 4400 2.GHz
PSU: Corsair 450w
GPU: Geforce 8400gs 512mb
Monitor res: 1680x1050
Dell Optiplex 745
3 GB DDR2 Ram
Budget: $100 or less, preferred

Is there such a thing as a good low profile card? I mostly play an MMORPG called Vindictus. I don't know how graphically intense the game is, but the 8400 gs can only handle 3/10 on the auto scale. :(  This is a low profile case and the 450w psu is sitting outside the case, so a full card hanging out of the open case is an option if necessary. It won't win a beauty contest, but it will work. I have tried to plug in a Sapphire hd 5670 PCIe 2.1 and found it to be incompatible w. my board. I only have a PCIe x16 slot, so I am limited to the PCIe 2.0 cards.

I realize that this is an old system w. limited options but I don't have the money for a full system upgrade yet. My hope is to find a better card that will get me through until I can build another system. My research has produced these, but I'm not sure if they are an upgrade or a sidestep.
GT430
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
GT220
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
HD 5450
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
HD 5570 This is HIS brand. Not sure of their quality of HIS brand.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
GT 250 Not heard good things about Sparkle, but I included it for the sake of the 250
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thanks for the feedback.
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