Super-budget Graphics Card - Inspiron 620s

One of the company computers at my job, an Inspiron 620s, needs to be able to use a second monitor. Right now it only has onboard video, which only has one port. The current monitor is 1920x1080, but the second monitor is extremely small, only 1024x768. There's a possibility of moving up to a 1280x800 screen, but anything bigger than that isn't gonna happen. The machine isn't used for anything graphically intensive, we're just an insurance billing company. The case is slim, so the card needs to be low profile. A similar thread at http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/347988-33-graphics-card-dell-inspiron has a similar issue, and they suggested a 6570 low-profile, but I'm not sure if that card would work here due to the fact that both of the monitors in use are VGA. If I got that card, would I be able to plug into the ports for the onboard and the gpu? If there's an even cheaper option that suits my needs, I'm open to suggestions.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: $100

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: dual-monitor, youtube

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Intel® HD Graphics (integrated), 250 Watt TFX12V Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Dell Inspiron 620 S, 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2320 processor (3.0GHz with 6MB Cache), 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 2 DIMMs

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: don't care

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The slim tower's dimensions are:

Height: 37.79cm (14.9" )
Width: 10.6cm (4.2" )
Depth: 43.31cm (17.01" )
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  1. Are you sure the monitor with resolution 1920x1080 does not have an HDMI or DVI port? That way you could buy something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121476

    However, if both monitors have VGA ports only, your best bet is this card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139071
  2. Oh snap, I didn't check before, but there is an HDMI port. Thank you!

    However, the ASUS 5450 seems to have a lot of low reviews. Is there any reason I wouldn't go for the following Sapphire or Powercolor?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102882
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131338
  3. Sure, you can buy them. I just tried to find the cheapest option. I would not mind the custom reviews though, they are usually very inaccurate. And I suppose I missed the powercolor one, my bad :). It seems it's the cheapest one.
  4. Awesome, thank you very much.
  5. Glad I helped ;).
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