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Ok so i want to put a video card in my dads computer, it has a pci-e slot, and it has it expansion bays but there smaller,so i want to find the most powerful single or double slot video card that doesnt need external power, and i need to know where to find the smaller brackets and i dont mind if one connection has to be taken off to make it fit. i have a geforce 210, but im sure there is a better card then that.


here is the link to the case scroll down the page and there will be pics, plus il add some of my own.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...80907&csid=_21

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261078
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is the card length going to fit tho? let alone he only has space for a single slotter.
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that card needs external power, but as far as bracket it goes thats the one i need, there is only i thinkg a 4pin connector left and the psu is rated for 220watts max
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Omg nvm these both need 300watts...
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post #7 of 11
I suggest Asus HD5570 which:
a. is a low profile single slot card
b. comes with a low profile bracket
c. does not require any power connector
d. should perform better than the GT210

Asus link:http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...jtU&templete=2

Review links:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2935/1
http://www.techspot.com/review/245-ati-radeon-hd-5570/

Newegg link:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121364
post #8 of 11
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I suggest Asus HD5570 which:
a. is a low profile single slot card
b. comes with a low profile bracket
c. does not require any power connector
d. should perform better than the GT210

Asus link:http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...jtU&templete=2

Review links:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2935/1
http://www.techspot.com/review/245-ati-radeon-hd-5570/

Newegg link:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121364
the only problem is the psu is max 220watt, and i think the video card alone uses that if im correct, so im guessing i have to find a new psu before i can put a half decent video card
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post #9 of 11
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Well i found this but i dont know if this would be cutting it close as i only have a 220watt psu to work with, how many watts do you think the rest of the computer draws?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2935/13
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Qu1ckset View Post
the only problem is the psu is max 220watt, and i think the video card alone uses that if im correct, so im guessing i have to find a new psu before i can put a half decent video card
Check out the Power Consumption in the 2 reviews.
Techspot has the Total System Power Consumption at 211W (under Furmark-an extreme testing software which very very few real world applications would come close to).
Anandtech has it at 175W.
These numbers are for the entire PC, including the card already.
(Both tested with an overclocked i7 already)

The card draws its power from the PCIe slot (which is rated at 75W) and the card is rated at 42W TDP.

So, it should be OK. But if you want to upgrade the PSU, then you will be able to put in a more powerful card.
Edited by windfire - 2/15/11 at 6:29pm
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