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

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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  1. did you mean your psu is only 220w?

    if thats the case, then the best gpu you can get without upgrading the psu is a hd6570

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127612
  2. 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-U4802/15686808?adid=bzv_fb_revshr_001

    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.
  3. 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?SubCategory=7&name=Computer-Cases&Order=PRICE
    and then with the difference $$$ you have left, get a really good GPU (video card)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20
    (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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