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Best graphics card under $200 for Gateway DX4300 07H

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January 1, 2013 5:07:52 AM

Does anybody know what the best card I could get for this machine (http://ncix.com/products/?sku=40791) is? Something that will run off the 300 watt PSU and be somewhere under $200. Also, does anybody know if this case can take a full size card? Or is it low pro only?

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a c 87 U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 5:13:16 AM

Regardless of the card's size, that PSU is extremely limiting. I wouldn't go beyond a Radeon 7750 in that system.

I don't think that you need to stick to low profile for that case, but I could be mistaken. However, again, power consumption would limit most large cards anyway.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 5:35:13 AM

+1 to the 7750 as the absolute maximum GPU in that system, unless you upgrade the PSU.

$44.18 shipped! Has 32A on the combined 12v rails (used mainly for GPU power). Comes w/1 x 6 pin PCI-e power connector for your GPU (if needed). 80 PLUS Certified (power efficient).
Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

If you upgrade to at least this power supply above than you could go with a 7850 GPU, which is be near the limit of your system.

$180 - $15 MIRc = $165!!! Good GPU for the $!
SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version

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Since the case is a slim factor I would hazard a guess that it would have to be a low pro.

Not sure it's a slim form factor. The picture on NCIX looks like a mid-tower format. If it is a slim form factor than the 7750 is about as high as one could go, I believe, in that format.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 5:46:09 AM

Found the Gateway dimensions HERE.
Dimensions (W × D × H) 7.1 × 16.3 × 16.3 inches (180 × 413.2 × 412.4 mm)

Cooler Master Elite 330 Dimensions:
7.6 x 16.8 x 19.5 inch
Link here

So I would gather its pretty close to Mid-Tower size, so a standard GPU, should fit (guessing up to about 8-10 inches at most).
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 5:56:44 AM

If it can fit a standard gpu like Lunyone suggests then I'd say pic up a slightly larger pus and like a 7770 ghz edition for under $200 total
430W corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or throw in another $5 for a 500w even though you probably wouldn't need that much
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then get a GPU like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
you could get all that for under $150 after rebates and even without rebates it should be well under $200
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January 1, 2013 8:09:15 PM

thanks alot for all the suggestions! I'm liking the look of the HD7750 (as I would like to avoid upgrading my PSU due to chronic brokeness.) Does it matter that the HD7750 is a PCIE 3.0 bus though? My stock video card (HD4650) was PCIE 2.0.
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a b U Graphics card
January 1, 2013 10:48:11 PM

jammar said:
thanks alot for all the suggestions! I'm liking the look of the HD7750 (as I would like to avoid upgrading my PSU due to chronic brokeness.) Does it matter that the HD7750 is a PCIE 3.0 bus though? My stock video card (HD4650) was PCIE 2.0.

No it doesn't matter if it's 2.0 or 3.0.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 11:14:28 AM

PCIe is backwards compatible. What version is used by the graphics card, motherboard, and CPU isn't very important except with higher end cards which need more bandwidth and even then, only in specific situations.

The only time that there is a compatibility problem AFAIK is with some early versions of PCIe motherboards and with a PCIe 2.1 graphics card.
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