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What's the best video card that will fit and work in a HP Slimline? This is the best low profile video card I could find..
http://www.directcanada.com/products...xy%20Techology

i don't think a 8800gt will fit
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There's this one also which is a 512MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...le%2b8600%2bGT


I'm recommending that you look for a low form factor graphics card, since the slim line is based on a SFF (small form factor) desktop which doesn't have the height for a normal card.
 
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There's this one also which is a 512MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...le%2b8600%2bGT


I'm recommending that you look for a low form factor graphics card, since the slim line is based on a SFF (small form factor) desktop which doesn't have the height for a normal card.
ic, what about the 8600gts models, it looks to be a similar size to that gt
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should i get a Vostro 200 instead?
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should i get a Vostro 200 instead?
You will run into another problem if you upgrade the video card on a prebuilt computer. The powersupply that is in those system usually isn't sufficient to run a video card like the 8800gt.

So before you go worrying about whether space permits or not, you need to decide if buying another PSU fits within budget.

You can probably get away with a 8600gt..but it doesn't game very well.
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You will run into another problem if you upgrade the video card on a prebuilt computer. The powersupply that is in those system usually isn't sufficient to run a video card like the 8800gt.

So before you go worrying about whether space permits or not, you need to decide if buying another PSU fits within budget.

You can probably get away with a 8600gt..but it doesn't game very well.
im only a casual gamer, so the 8600 gt will suit my needs, but don't know which version will work, im looking at the 8600 gt 512mb ddr3 right now, will they fit and work, the hp slimlines have 160w psu, don't know what the psu watt power is for the vostro's
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does it have to be "low profile", what does that mean anyway, if so, it seems like this is the best "low profile" card out right now..
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y%20Technology
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that 8600GT is the best low profile card right now
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