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Hey Guys, I am in the process of building an HTPC, and I would like it have the capability of playing some games every now and then. Nothing serious really I am not trying to max out crysis.

But Games like Fifa 11 and the upcoming 12, Mass Effect 2, and a few other ones.

Only thing is that I bought this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112230

I was very conflicted when getting a case because I wanted a really nice looking and really well built case and I also wanted it to be small, and by having it small I am limiting my self to what video card I can use. Thats fine I thought many a good video cards are made in low profile and should be easy to find. Boy was I wrong.

Looks like My best options are a GTS 450 Low Profile, GTS 250 Low profile, or HD 6750 low profile, this is as far as I have found.

Which one of those is the better pick? I was thinking the GTS 450, but the 250 has a 256bit bus, and the 6750 has DX 11, but is also SUPER pricey and very very hard to find.

Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Get the gts450. The gts250 is DX10, the gts450 and the 6750 are DX11.
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the 450 is the most powerful
    
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Gts 450 is your best bet
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A 450 sounds like a good bet, they will run most current games and easily run the games you mentioned.
Check out this single slot 450.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-131-_-Product
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JFuss View Post
A 450 sounds like a good bet, they will run most current games and easily run the games you mentioned.
Check out this single slot 450.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-131-_-Product
single slot =/= low profile
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that should work great
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheProfiteer View Post
Thats a perfect fit.

The case is 3.8inch's high
the gpu is 2.7
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I dont think it will fit, case looks like it needs a half size PCI slot.

nvm.
Edited by driftingforlife - 7/18/11 at 11:44am
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