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June 14, 2012 5:27:04 AM

Hello everyone!

I recently got a mini tower and it has great everything except the gaming graphics, check out the link for my PC. I've been struggling to find a decent, low-profile graphics card, any help would be appreciated! Thanks

My PC: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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June 15, 2012 1:17:58 AM

Which, in your opinion, is better for gaming overall?
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June 15, 2012 1:31:04 AM

That PC only has a 220 watt Psu an at that size I don't think it can fit a Gpu of large size
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June 15, 2012 1:44:27 AM

that is a slim tower, not a mini-tower and none of the cards fantasik linked will fit in that case. you need a low profile card, the cards he linked are too wide. fact is slim line PC are not made for gaming. trying to turn one into even a basic gaming PC is often not the worth the effort. you can get a a basic card like the AMD 6450 and run some older games. if you can track one down, the ATI 5570 low profile card did not draw much power and had OK gaming ability for an entry card.

Nvidia just released their GT 640. barely draws power and asus has a low profile card (includes low profile bracket)

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

the GT 640 outperforms the GT440


and you stay under 150w while gaming



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June 15, 2012 2:54:19 AM

Yeah, I figured that my small computer wouldnt be able to fit that great of cards. Would the GT 640 fit?
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June 15, 2012 6:28:00 AM

Serious guys, I've looked at the cards. How could it not fit?
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June 15, 2012 6:29:07 AM

They are already low profile, if you took the fan out then it would just get hot.
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June 15, 2012 6:53:04 AM

Neither of those cards are going to fit fantastik250

Low profile:


Single slot:


Here is a really good low profile card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 15, 2012 10:59:35 AM

fantastik250 said:
Serious guys, I've looked at the cards. How could it not fit?


low profile bracket compared to a standard PCI slot. low profile is made for slim case PCs like the OP. the standard bracket fits mini towers, mid towers and full towers.






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June 15, 2012 11:02:15 AM

fantastik250 said:
They are already low profile, if you took the fan out then it would just get hot.


you are confusing low profile bracket with single slot. a single slot card has to do with the height of a card. the OP issue is not the height but rather the width of the card, see pictures above for width issues.
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June 15, 2012 11:04:58 AM

ImProphet said:
Yeah, I figured that my small computer wouldnt be able to fit that great of cards. Would the GT 640 fit?


the GT640 would fit. it comes with a low profile bracket and they are simple to swap in and out.

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June 15, 2012 2:31:00 PM

+1 to the above 4 posts.
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June 16, 2012 2:54:53 AM




After reading reviews for that card it seems like a few people had my exact computer and it works amazingly, Thanks a bunch!
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June 16, 2012 2:55:23 AM

Best answer selected by ImProphet.
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