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Old 01-18-2008, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to build a ITX and the mobo I picked has a PCIe slot 16x! I want to get a Graphics card for it but it has to be low profile? what would be the best choice? Thanks, zdATK
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hmmmm, low pro? Idk exactly know what that means but try either a 7800GT, a 7300Gt, or 8800GT, ive been out of the ati game for a while so dont know their cards well. Dont ever get anything with PNY, XFX, or other crappy names, eVGA is the best.
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xfx is good, but evga is the best
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This card is the best low profile card i found on newegg, dont be expecting any high gaming but its not a total failure... lol.

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900118 Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card - Retail
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Are you SURE you cant fit a 8800gt in there? I would check the measurements just to be sure
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This card is the best low profile card i found on newegg, dont be expecting any high gaming but its not a total failure... lol.

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900118 Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card - Retail

Yeah, Its acutually going to be a Linux box, Running either Suse or Ubuntu or Fedora whatever one I decided that I want to put on there . What I have been thinking of late is to build a custom case for it out of anything maybe acrylic maybe not and just getting a fullsize card in there. So my next question would be, The best Sub $100 PCI-e card? < as I want this build to be Budget Friendly.
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For a full size >$100 card you can still get an x1650 or hd2600 card for well under $100 plus rebates. Performance wise a 1650 card would probably be better as long as you don't mind the lack of hardware direct 10 (no biggy, as we've seen with Crysis). I'd check out these:
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H165GTQT256GDDN-R Radeon X1650GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
The second one is a 7600gt which I recommend only form my brief experience with Linux that Nvidia is recognized as having better Linux support on the driver end of things. Heck of a price, too, for a card like that. I hadn't realized they'd gone down so much.
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I found some sub 100 8600GT's. This one is $94.99.

Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Its OC'd as well from MSI.
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Stop being cheap... go buy an 8800 ultra now!
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Yeah, that was a great piece of advice for someone on a budget.... you could have at least argued to get something like a 3850, but not everyone has hundreds of dollars lying about. I know i dont.
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