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    Low Profile Graphis Card.

    I just got a shinny new moniter (LED 22" DVI and VGA) for my work computer,

    Now im looking for a graphics card that will go in side the computer. (Stone Low Form Factor)

    I know i have a PCI-Express 2.0 Slow inside.

    What graphics card could i get to go in.

    (i do a little bit of video editing at times)

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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX-690. That should fit like a glove.

    On a WhySoSerious note: what's your 'budget'? - I'd have suggested a 9800-GT but I really doubt it'd do the job these days, but it was so win back in the day absolutely loved that card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX-690. That should fit like a glove.

    On a WhySoSerious note: what's your 'budget'? - I'd have suggested a 9800-GT but I really doubt it'd do the job these days, but it was so win back in the day absolutely loved that card.
    Well. i would love that card... but way out my budget..

    Around the £50 mark..

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    What do you need it for? If it's just GPU, any GPU, get a Sapphire 5450. Will run two or three monitors, comes with both low profile brackets (some manufacturers leave out the VGA bracket), will run you less than £20 ex VAT. There's not anything more powerful available under £50, from a brief eBuyer search; best you'll get is the 7750 low profile which is a remarkably powerful card for the size, but is £100 not £50.

    EDIT: just read the video editing remark, duh. In which case, nVidia cards tend to have better support in applications, so the GeForce 610 is your low profile option <£50
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    I bought the GTX 680 for my PC build, the GTX 690 came out 2 weeks later

    PC World are selling an AMD 6670 for 49.99. Not a bad card for that price, averages 4 stars on a lot of reviews - benchmark results look okay but you can judge for yourself! - the 9800 from NVIDIA is still superior to it, but they're still selling at around 80-100.

    Just a quick search I did though, I expect others may find better! Good luck

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    We've bought a few NVidia Geforce 610's where staff have asked for dual output video cards to fit in our low profile cases. They're nothing special but seems to work OK and can be had for around £30-40.

    GeForce GT 610 | GeForce

    http://www.misco.co.uk/Product/19341...-Graphics-Card

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    We've bought a few NVidia Geforce 610's where staff have asked for dual output video cards to fit in our low profile cases. They're nothing special but seems to work OK and can be had for around £30-40.

    GeForce GT 610 | GeForce

    KFA2 GeForce GT610 1GB Low Profile PCI-Express Graphics Card (61TGS4HX9DVX) - www.misco.co.uk
    Are those cards alright? Do they take any of the system ram up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    Are those cards alright? Do they take any of the system ram up?
    Nah, they have 1Gb onboard DDR3. You wont be running any games on them but they work fine for everything else I've tried. Was there a specific reason/app you needed the video card for as apart from gaming/3D rendering or additional monitor outputs onboard video cards are typically pretty good these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    Are those cards alright? Do they take any of the system ram up?
    They'll take RAM up if you're on a 32-bit OS and already bouncing off the 4Gb limit; if you're on x64, or only have 2Gb RAM in the first place, you're fine.

    GDDR5 will be much quicker if you can find it on a card but it's unlikely on a card <£50. Avoid any with DDR2 on though, what looks like a bargain there may will just be a lemon.
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    Video editing and muti monitor support.

    Should be fine.

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    What's your PSU like, I know that some SFF stuff has a rather low ceiling on the power available which lowers your choices.

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    What do people say about the GT 620 LP

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    Not much better than modern integrated graphics, tbh. Is pretty much a rebranded GT 530 rather than anything actually new. Not enough of an upgrade to warrant £38 and not cheap enough to be used for basic multi-monitor support; for the former, spend a bit more and get something a lot better, for the latter get a 5450 for £20. The 630 is a pointless middle-ground.

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    ive used a ATI 5400 series in a low profile stone case its fanless and works well

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    The other option is the 6570, which has far more power than the 5450/6450, is fairly cheap, but is still LP and doesn't use too much juice. May still be overkill for what you need though.



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