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October 21, 2003 7:13:12 PM

hello all,

this is my first post and first time ever looking at this message board. i read Toms Hardware every day but i've never looked at this post.

i'm in need of help and can't think of a better place to look.

i built a beautiful machine that has an AGP slot but the case is low-profile/half-height.

i am looking for an AGP gaming video card with a DVI port to use in this machine instead of the integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 chips.

i see that there is an ATI 9200 low profile option with 128MB and DVI but i was wondering what other options might be out there available to me from other manufacturers or even from ATI that i'm not aware of.

the higher-end the card the better.

money limit is probably $300.

any suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks in advance.

George Ajazi

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October 21, 2003 7:25:25 PM

Can't low profile cases take full-sized PCI and AGP cards?

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October 21, 2003 7:30:19 PM


they are not tall enough.
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October 21, 2003 8:19:53 PM

The only one I can think of is the powercolor Radeon 9200SE
CP ATI RDN9200SE LP-READY 128M, DDR, AGP, DVI, TV-OUT, about 75$Can.
good luck.

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Just saw that, they have the 9600 as well!!!
Dunno the price...
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October 21, 2003 8:37:04 PM


yes, i was aware of the 9200's in half height from ATI and from Powercolor.

but i was NOT aware of the 9600. that's promising.

does anyone know if Powercolor is a decent manufacturer?

newegg has the 9600 offering for $122US.
October 21, 2003 8:45:27 PM

Powercolor is so-so, they're not the best out there but not the wrost.

Look around to see if Sapphyre got one, then you'll have a great deal, Sapphyre are the ones that does the retail card for ATI, so ATI and Sapphyre = exactly the same cards.Here in Canada Sapphyre doesn't have a LP card but I think they do in the US.

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October 21, 2003 9:08:33 PM

just checked.

sapphire does not offer a low-profile solution.

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i can get a 9200SE for like $50+ US.

and a 9600 for $122.

big difference in price but i think the 9600 would be much better in the long run.
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October 21, 2003 11:26:39 PM

I suggest you go to and look at all their video cards (easier if you use summary view). They sell many half-height cards with full-height brackets. You would need to shorten your own bracket for those cards, but you might find something you like that way.

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