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November 27, 2011 7:42:51 PM

Hi, so I bought this PC, a long time ago, and today I tried switching the graphics card, because the one it came with is pretty bad (nvidia GeForce GT 320).

The problem with this computer is that it's extremely small.

Today I tried switching the graphic card with an older one I had unused (ATI Radeon 4670 HD, PowerColor) but to my surprise, I wouldn't fit!

So now I'm looking for a graphics card that might fit into this case...

I don't know exactly what size it will support, bu the size of the current card is:

Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 2.7 inches (69 mm)
Length 6.875 inches (175mm)
Width Single-slot

Anything not much bigger than that, that is actually better than this?

I'm not looking for a super powerful graphic card, just something decent that is at least better than the GT 320 and the ATI 4670 HD.

Thanks in advance!

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a c 214 U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 8:22:51 PM

What type of case is it? Can you post a picture?

If a regular sized GPU won't fit it looks like you'll need a low-profile card.This is the most powerful card you can get that is still low-profile.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which part won't fit the length or width?
November 27, 2011 8:28:19 PM

purple stank said:
What type of case is it? Can you post a picture?

If a regular sized GPU won't fit it looks like you'll need a low-profile card.This is the most powerful card you can get that is still low-profile.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which part won't fit the length or width?


http://i52.tinypic.com/apbw9y.jpg

That's the same as mine (couldn't find a picture for how it looks inside)

The part that won't fit is the width actually.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gt_320_us....

Too bad the only thing about the width it says is "Single Slot", which still doesn't help considering the 4670 HD PowerColor was also a single slot and didn't fit =/
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a c 214 U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 8:47:32 PM

That GT320 looks like a regular sized card.Are you sure your version of the GT320 isn't low-profile?

If length isn't a problem then the 6670 I provided above should fit.It's smaller in every area than the GT320 but it's an inch longer.
November 27, 2011 9:31:37 PM

Like I said, only problem was the width, and it was only because of the big ass fan the ATI 4670 PowerColor has...

One problem, the 6670 seems to be an OEM, can I actually find one of those?
If not, I guess I can go witht he 5670.
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 12:36:59 AM

Alright I see what your talking about now.You need a true single slot card.

This would be the most powerful card you could get but I've only come across the mini-display port version...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PowerColor used to make a single slot 6850 but I can't seem to find it.If you can find it that would be the most powerful single slot card.

What is make/model of your PSU? Want to be sure you can handle some of these higher end GPU's.

November 28, 2011 6:44:49 AM

Thank you purple stank, the 6770 is actually good enough for my needs, and it seems to be small enough!

About the PSU, I'll check it once I open my case later today.

Thanks again!
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 9:46:40 AM

Let us know.
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