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post #11 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowmen;14634995 
I think you could do some nice thing with a HD 6570 or a HD 6670.

Are those single slot? Will they fit in with my mobo? (see picture in OP, please)
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post #12 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post
Alright so my options seem to be:

Single Slot
Decent performance (with DX11)
Good price

Pick two. Do I have it right? Or does there exist a ~$75 single slot DirectX11 chip?
Just look through Newegg and I can see a number of choices.
If you want a GT430, the Zotac version meets the above three criteria. It costs US$50 (after MIR), DX11, single slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500204

(And 'low profile' means the card has reduced height)
post #13 of 41
Unless you need the USB 3.0 speed, why not get a PCI USB 2.0 card? That's really going to limit you there. Not sure why the PCI-Express 1x slot wasn't moved down one space though (or rather, why they stripped the lower one out instead of the upper one). That is a valid question.

Anyway, don't worry about DirectX 10 versus DirectX 11. Anything that seriously needs DirectX 11 probably won't run all too well on a $75 lower-middle range GPU. Just focus on the performance and price. If it gets DirectX 11, consider it a bonus.
post #14 of 41
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Thanks windfire. That helps alot.

I have a particular program that requires DirectX10 right now, but they're going to release a new version within the next 6-9 months that will REQUIRE Dx11. So I'm getting ready for it.
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post #15 of 41
And here is a head start:-
Remember to go into BIOS and select 'Primary Video Adapter' to 'Ext PCIe Graphics'. Also disable the 'Integrated Graphics Device'.

There are other single slot GT430s.
For example, this Galaxy one also fits your needs. Note that this one has a VGA output while the Zotac one does not. So, if you have been using the Intel motherboard's onboard VGA output and your monitor only has VGA input, this Galaxy will suit better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162067

Edited by windfire - 8/18/11 at 7:25pm
post #16 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by 855211 View Post
you could grab a single slot 460 or 450
EDIT: Here's a single slot gts 450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127558
Also here's a single slot 430 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150556 most 430's are single slot
^this
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post #17 of 41
I actually had gotten a Sapphire 5670 and it could play most games on medium to high-ish settings. Plus cheap as all get-out and single-slot. Still have it sitting around, just in case.
post #18 of 41
I see some of the GPUs that are posted here have larger then 1 slot coolers, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162067 Be careful cause these will obstruct the lower slot.
Also I'm just wandering why do you need USB 3.0, please elaborate if you can
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Thanks for the input everybody.
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PowerColor has a single-slot 6850. Kinda expensive though ($200)
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