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Need help with graphics card, lots of variables....

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August 15, 2012 5:55:52 AM

Hello,
I have a small computer, and I don't have much money to invest in a new graphics card.

Issues:
220W towards new graphics card, so I need a low profile.
can't be too big, I need it to fit into a case that is 10.5" x 4.25" x 18" case. It is very small, I also haven't checked yet if I have a 6 pin power connector...

my spending limit is UNDER 200$ can someone gimme advice?

Seen a review of someone using the same shitty computer as me, and using a SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

It would fit, and it is low profile enough to work, problem is, I can't find it anywhere. It says "Discontinued" on newegg

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August 15, 2012 6:01:13 AM

no I have a total of 400w but my available power to use towards a graphics card is 220w.

here is the computer I'm using http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-1TB-AX3400G-U4802/156868...

Also is that too wide? I don't know if I have the space for it,
6.57" x 2.68" x 0.67" Looks like it might not fit.


According to all my friends, I'm pretty screwed, but I was just Hoping that there is just a Chance of a perfect video graphics card out there that fits these needs... within my price range.
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August 15, 2012 7:11:02 AM

there are some video cards out there that are "designed" for HTPC's, which most all them are "skinny/narrow" cases, and the video cards i am refering to come with a changeable mounting bracket - but i do not know if that would solve your problem.
I have also in the older days just removed the metal bracket and was just very careful to not stress the card that was just free-floating in the case. (ya gotta do what ya gotta do.)

But here is what I would recommend...
get a case of standard dimensions real cheap off of newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...
and then with the difference $$$ you have left, get a really good GPU (video card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
(this link list's the $100-$200 range of cars sorted by most expensive to the cheapest)

Hope i have given you some idea of what COULD be done.
PEACE!!!
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