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Good low profile GPU for moderate gaming?

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May 16, 2012 6:30:58 PM

I've been searching for weeks for an answer, but I am more confused then ever so I thought I would ask here (and on Yahoo).
What would be a good low profile GPU for moderate gaming that is low power consumption?
My comp specs:
CPU- Intel E6700
Mobo- Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi
PSU- 320watts, +12v1= 9amps, +12v2= 9amps
Monitor resolution- 1920x1080

This computer is used for when my brother stays with me so that he has something to play WoW on, currently it runs WoW just fine, but it lags horribly on Guild Wars 2, a game he will be playing. It would be nice if it could run some other (older) games too.

I would like to stay under $70.00

I was looking at the GT430, GT520, and the HD 6570, but reviews are mixed and none do games, I guess.
GPU must be low profile.

Thanks!
May 16, 2012 6:55:58 PM

AMDs are typically the better buy on the low end pricing structure. Be sure to check the power supply requirements.
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a b U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 6:58:13 PM

Zephids said:
AMDs are typically the better buy on the low end pricing structure. Be sure to check the power supply requirements.

okay now tell me which psu have corsair cooler master or etc
May 16, 2012 7:04:59 PM

The GT520 is capable of running fairly recent games at med. settings (I have a GT520 in my HTPC). The 6570 is the best out of all of them though (theoretically) and should be able to run the games you listed. Your PSU should handle the card safely since the 6570 only requires 50 watts at full load.
May 16, 2012 11:47:02 PM

So it looks like the HD 6570 is the way to go. I have read quite a few reviews that say they use it with PSUs below 300 so I should be ok.

One more question: Is the HD 6570 the best I can get (under $70) or is there something better?
May 17, 2012 5:09:01 AM

http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-gt-545-zt-50801-10p.htm...

My personal bid, I picked one up for $70 at CompUSA and this card handles everything for me on a 1920x1080 27". I play Skyrim on Ultra, Crysis 2 on Ultra, Mass Effect 3 on Ultra. 16xAA for all of them. Warcraft on Ultra/Tera on Ultra as well. It's not 'cheap' as some of these, but this little card really packs a solid punch for what Your looking for.
a c 84 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 10:10:19 AM

hd 7750 will be best low profile gpu.:) 

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a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 11:53:44 AM
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i think a lot of you fail to understand what a low profile card is. it's a card that can be installed in a slim line case and should include a low profile bracket for install.
cards that do not include the bracket are called "low profile ready"

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brackets


many of you are simply recommending single slot video cards which are different then low profile cards since they won't fit into a slim line case. since the OP has an iTX mobo its safe to say he probably has a slim line case



a quick check on newegg shows the AMD 6670 low profile card as probably the best option for fit and working with that PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 12:24:11 PM

great, now go find a low profile 7750 out in the market and call us...
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 12:49:18 PM

then better go with cheap atx case so that u will able to fit because most of gpu now atx cabinet supportable
a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 12:54:27 PM

monu_08 said:
then better go with cheap atx case so that u will able to fit because most of gpu now atx cabinet supportable


fine then convince the OP to purchase a new mini tower or mid tower case that will fit an ITX mobo. he will also need a new PSU since his is TFX spec, not the ATX/EPS he would need for such a case. he would also need a new disk drive since his would not fit or purchase/mod some sort of adapter. are you willing to loan him the money for such things? perhaps you would be nice enough to forward him your credit card number or mail a check (bank certified of course)
a c 235 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 6:26:27 PM

monu_08 said:
the ngo with this gpu in this situation http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


i'm just going to say this nicely. you are not helping the OP solve his situation with your posts. I don't know if you are doing that intentionally or just don't understand PC hardware.
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 6:31:32 PM

well sorry for my above post you my senior help him out
May 17, 2012 6:49:03 PM

Thanks everyone! Yes it is true I have a small (very small) case, and as this comp is only used when my brother visits (I have my own gaming PC) I don't want to spend much on the small comp.

I'll probably end up getting the HD 6570, as the HD 6670 looks to be a little too long for my case.

Thanks again.
May 27, 2012 12:36:27 AM

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