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Dell SFF Desktop - I Need Low Profile GFX Card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by sare^baw's, 11 Sep 2009.

  1. sare^baw's

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,149

    Location: Frodsham

    i bought a dell gx270 for my kids, it is mainly for pc use& the xbox 360 is for gaming, however i tried to install spore and it wont load due to too low performance gfx on the motherboard. Also i can get a widescreen resolution for the desktop on the monitor.

    what half height low profile cards are available that are cheap and will run games at a low resolution. Not looking for high performance just something that 'will do the job' .:D

    here is a pic of the pc we have, the brackets on the rear need to be half height too.

  2. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,757

    Location: Parts Unknown

    you'll need a half height AGP card

    I think the nvidia 5200 fits the bill, may have to remove/cut the bay plate yourself though (easy task)

    or 6200
    Last edited: 11 Sep 2009
  3. sare^baw's

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    Joined: 25 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,149

    Location: Frodsham

    is this the card you mean ?


    ok thanks, i just dont what you suggested with an old ati 9200 card and it worked, i now have a widescreen resolution desktop but spore still dont wrk it says it requires pixel shader 2.0 gfx card. Ill have a look at the nvidia card you suggested and see if it supports pixel shader 2.0.


  4. mogwai


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 960

    If the backplate is to long there are kits that you can get from XFX that have smaller backplates.
  5. Alex74


    Joined: 7 May 2009

    Posts: 3,531

    Location: London

    the 5200 will support pixel shader 2, the 6200 will support pixel shader 3.0..
  6. sare^baw's

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    Joined: 25 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,149

    Location: Frodsham

    thanks mate, it quite easy to cut the backplate shorter so i may do that, im not fussy about not being able to reuse them again. ;)

    excellent, i am now watching a few 6200 and 5200 on ebay so it looks as though they will be really cheap so i dont mind modifying them :D