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looking for a smaller graphics card with some gaming power. my power supply is a 500W and one 6 pin connector, I could get a molex adaptor if a graphics card needs more power. I have about 8-9 inches of room in the case, anyone got any ideas?
     
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Your budget? NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti Boost and HD 7850 from AMD require 1x 6-pin connector, and they're small cards too but what's your PSU's model number or make? 500W having only one PEG connector makes me worried it's not a "true" 500W unit.

Edit: GTX 660 too requires single PCI-E connector and it's the fastest among aforementioned cards. Be warned though, one or two variant need 2x PCI-E connectors (Inno3D's GTX 650 Ti-B comes to mind).
Edited by Baghi - 7/9/13 at 8:46am
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its a solid 490W psu its just a bit older so it doesnt have many conectors
also i checked again 8 inches is the max card size, I wont have room for a hard drive if i go bigger
Edited by remnant - 7/9/13 at 10:10am
     
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Well, the best midget card out on the market is the Asus GTX 670 DC2 Mini and would be your best bet. It would easily run on that PSU.
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although that would be awesome, I'm sorry for not putting the max budget of 180 my bad, sorry
     
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Quote:
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although that would be awesome, I'm sorry for not putting the max budget of 180 my bad, sorry

you should be able to get either a 650ri or 7850 in that budget.
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post #7 of 8
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you should be able to get either a 650ri or 7850 in that budget.

are there some that are 8 " or smaller?
     
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post #8 of 8
You're lucky that x-bit tested 7 models from different sub-vendors recently, and from the chart they made Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST OC 2GB (NE5X65BS1049-1060F) appears to be the smallest GPU among all having a length of only about 6.8" and it fills the bill as well.



More information about the card can be found here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost-roundup_7.html#sect0
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