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Old 03-04-2008, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a question, I have a Dell Inspiron 530s PC (slimline) so only a low profile GPU will fit in it. I know my choices are limited so can anyone recommend the absolute best low profile PCI express card for gaming? Any help would be appreciated.
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errr, how small is the case? idk, will an 8800GS fit in there?
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At least you have a PCI-E 16 slot (even if it is only at 8).

Check out these. Some others can give you the better recommendation out of them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161078
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Alot of time you can buy a 90 degree pci-e adaptor that will let you mount a full sized card. Not sure how your case is set up though.
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These are the dimensions for my PC.

Dimensions & Weight:
H: 14.2 inches (36.2 cm)
W: 3.9 inches (10.0 cm)
D: 17.1 inches (43.5 cm)

I don't think I can fit a full size card in there even with a 90 degree adaptor because I have a 250 watt power supply and a full size card would not be suitable for that. I also found a MSI Geforce 8500GT which I think is half height. MSI -- MICRO-STAR INT'L CO., LTD. Would it be worth hanging on till all the Geforce 9's come out and see if there is a low profile one of those?
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theres not much you can do with a 250watt psu....
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theres not much you can do with a 250watt psu....
I'm not a big gaming fan (like you seem to be!). 250watts should be ok for the low profile cards and the games I want to play.
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look for an 8500gt or 7600gs.
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look for an 8500gt or 7600gs.
I am after finding a low profile 8600GT which sounds great.
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