Slim graphics card

Hey guys, am in a spot of trouble!! I bought a new Acer Aspire X1420 desktop yesterday & the douche that sold it to me said that if i wanna pop a new Video Card in it, i need to find a slim version? He suggested looking for a ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE PCI-E Graphics Card - 1GB and get it in a slim version?? i don't know if i've been blagged or not, because i can't find it anywhere!
am a bit of a n00b so any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. Excellent thanks :) so i need to look for a single-slot card and possibly a power supply and i'll be good to go? Am mostly gonna be using it for Starcraft II if that's of any use at all lol
  2. i had a look at this one, don't know if it's any good?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-GTS-450-1GB-Graphics-Card-N450GTS-Cyclone-1GD5-OC-/130522914364?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item1e63c59e3c
    Maybe with the PSU you suggested? really have no clue lol but i don't wanna fork out £££'s if any alternatives are about
  3. that is a dual slot.....so no

    and there are plenty of alternatives but just remember.......with a lesser cost comes less reliability

    try this one its a lil cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  4. Cool beans thanks for the info..
    this is gonna sound really stupid, but do they not deliver to the UK? & i can't even find it on amazon or e-bay lol
  5. Mikey666 said:
    Cool beans thanks for the info..
    this is gonna sound really stupid, but do they not deliver to the UK? & i can't even find it on amazon or e-bay lol

    Newegg do not deliver to the UK but there are an awful lot of forum users who cannot comprehend the simple fact that there are other countries in the world.
  6. I don't mean to sound like a complete tool, but how do i figure out if i have PCI, PCI express or AGP on my computer? i have found a single slot Gforce 9800 gt but i really have no idea if it's any good? or compatible with my pc? :(
  7. Download and run GPUz, the box labelled 'Bus Interface' will tell you what slot you have.
  8. Excellent thanks :) it says i currently have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE, which isn't great, it also says it supports & is currently running PCI. Apologies again for my ignorance, but is it just a case of getting the right graphics card and PSU and plugging it all in?
  9. Pretty much yes, just don't get a GTX460 SE as that is a severely gimped version and would not be worth crossing the road to pee on if it was on fire.
  10. Sorry to be a pain in the backside, could you recommend any decent graphics cards that would fit PCI? am losing the will to live trying to find one, just my luck i would buy the wrong one lol
  11. PCI graphic cards are few and far between but according to the Acer site your PC should have a single PCIe x16 slot, have you opened it up and had a look inside?

    http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2011/acer/aspire/AspireX1420/AspireX1420sp2.shtml
  12. Oh cool, so that's good? lol. I haven't actually had a look inside no
  13. Mikey666 said:
    Oh cool, so that's good? lol. I haven't actually had a look inside no

    Yes that is good as it means you can run any card on the market today.
  14. Excellent! That's awesome news. Thank you so much, you've been a massive help! :D
  15. NP.
  16. Sorry guys, could you possibly recommend a decent graphics card i could use? no idea what to go for, wanna be able to own starcraft II on ultra basically lol
  17. I don't play SC II but from what I've read it seems to be very CPU orientated.
  18. Yes, i checked out canirunit.com and it says this for recommended specs:

    CPU Speed
    Recommended: Dual Core 2.4 GHz Processor
    You Have: 2.8 GHz Performance Rated at: 5.46 GHz
    PASS

    RAM
    Recommended: 2 GB
    You Have: 3.7 GB
    PASS

    OS
    Recommended: Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
    You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
    PASS

    Video Card
    Recommended: 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better
    You Have: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your Video Card does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations.
    Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
    Required You Have
    Video RAM 512 MB 1.9 GB
    Hardware T&L Yes Yes
    Pixel Shader version 4.0 3.0
    Vertex Shader version 4.0 3.0


    Free Disk Space
    Recommended: 12 GB available HD space
    You Have: 456.8 GB
    PASS

    so i assume i just need a decent graphics card? have been told a Nvidia 9800gt could be a good option?
  19. That's an old card and not worth buying IMHO.
  20. ah fair one lol. is there anything you could recommend? :)
  21. It depends on your budget, I myself would not go lower than a GTX560Ti.
  22. probably looking at £150 max, do you know of any decent single slot cards or where would be a good place to hunt one down?
  23. Excellent, i think that's the one for me! Cheers for all your help :D
  24. NP.
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