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post #1 of 17
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Hey Guys

I am interested in buying a decent low profile GPU from ATI
preferably 5000 series GPU to complete my AMD build so I
can call it AMD Leo Platform reason I have decided to go
low profile is simply because they consume less power
and generate less heat and don't generate as much noise

since my 8800gt is quite an old card and I need to update
the technology and reduce overall noise level in my system

I don't play graphic intensive games so low profile GPU would
be great I consider game play to make the game not graphics
and the game genres I enjoy are mostly CPU intensive anyway
such as strategy and mmorpg I just want a quiet gaming desktop

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 17
This is probably your best bet.


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127523&cm_re=low_profile_graphics_card-_-14-127-523-_-Product

See if you can find an MSI 5670 in whatever stores they have in AUS
 
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Radeon-5550-PCI-Express-Video/dp/B003OX3ILS"]Amazon.com: Asus ATI Radeon HD 5550 1024 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.1 DVII HDMI DSub HDCP Video Card - Retail EAH5550/DI/1GD3(LP): Electronics[/ame]

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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Radeon-Express-Eyefinity-PD1G-OC/dp/B004G09YKM"]Amazon.com: MSI Radeon HD 5670 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x 16 HDCP Ready with Eyefinity R5670 PD1G-OC: Electronics[/ame]

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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yin&Yang;12689843 
Hey Guys

I am interested in buying a decent low profile GPU from ATI
preferably 5000 series GPU to complete my AMD build so I
can call it AMD Leo Platform reason I have decided to go
low profile is simply because they consume less power
and generate less heat and don't generate as much noise

Do you mean low-profile or single-slot?

The fact of being low-profile or single-slot has nothing to do with "consume less power" or "generate less heat". Being low-profile or single-slot always generates MORE noise due to a smaller HSF.

If you want a quiet card, you want a double-slot card with a big heatsink and low RPM fan.
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post #5 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12689929 
Do you mean low-profile or single-slot?
Both I think
post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12689929 
Do you mean low-profile or single-slot?
If you want a quiet card, you want a double-slot card with a big heatsink and low RPM fan.

Well ASUS has triple slot video cards. biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yin&Yang;12689940 
Both I think
Well... which is it?

..and if you want low-noise, then you absolutely do not want a low-profile/single-slot card.

Low-profile card (half height):
14-102-829-S04
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post #8 of 17
If you really want silent then get something like this.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161343

But be warned, the HD 5550 is not meant for gaming. It will perform worse than your 8800GT.
 
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid;12690032 
If you really want silent then get something like this.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161343

But be warned, the HD 5550 is not meant for gaming. It will perform worse than your 8800GT.

That's neither low-profile nor single-slot...

You can get standard height, double slot card with a fan that outperform it and is still inaudible.
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post #10 of 17
They make single-slot 5770's http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150501&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-501-_-Product
Edited by HiLuckyB - 3/11/11 at 12:30am
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