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Currently running a 9800GT but been thinking recently about downsizing my rig.

What gfx cards are physically smaller than the 9800GT but are on par performance wise?

Also was SLI combos would fit that scenario or even exceed it but still remain smaller?

I assume a smaller card may also use less power perhaps.....
    
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ummm budget?
illd say a 450 ( bout same peformance ) or even a 460 ( depending on lenght )
^ faily sure

also which case are you going to use?
and motherboard size (: ?
Edited by Liighthead - 2/24/11 at 2:10am
    
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Non reference cards would definitely be smaller; like my 5750, but I'd go 5770 or gtx450 and above
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post #4 of 20
Man, you can actually go many ways. The above mentioned are good. Heck, a lot of GTX 460's HD 4850's, 4770's. Crossfire some 5770's or something.
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The Gainward GTX460 was a heck of alot shorter than my 9600GT...
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post #6 of 20
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Budget would help wouldnt it! circa £60GBP ish

Ideally I want to move to an M-ATX case, the case I have now is taking up too much floor space
    
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post #7 of 20
mmmm a lot of micro atx cases have a fair ammount of gpu room (: 9800gt shouldnt have any problem fitting

like the CM elite 341. NZXT vulcan. SG03/sg04 are 3 good ones.
or if u want it lying flat. theirs cases like the sg01/sg02 and a few others.
depending on your budget (:

and theyll all easyly fit a 9800gt.
    
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post #8 of 20
5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161309
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161352

It is about as fast as a GTS250, so is a little faster than a 9800GT.

The next closest thing is a 5670, which is slower than the 9800GT in some instances.
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GTS450
or
Smallest would be a GTS250
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Twin 4770s, mentioned above, would stomp all over a pair of 9800GTs. The 4770 is actually at the level of a 9800GTX.
     
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