Tower sizes and PCI slots

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Hi guys,

I just got a comp in a really small tower. Really good one, but I really need to change the graphics card.
The problem is, the tower seems to narrow to fit one in; are there any "narrow" cards that one can put in, or is there any smart way that one can fit a normal card in it?

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They are called "Low Profile" cards. Some normal cards come with a second bracket to can switch to use for the low profile towers.

Is your graphics bus ISA, AGP, PCI, or PCI-Express?
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If you whant You could buy a new case they are pretty cheap now a days then you could put any card you want. try E-bay, or

http://WWW.TIGERDIRECT.COM
They have some pretty cool ones
I like having the full size towers they have alot more space to put things
like vid cards, wireless cards, so on soforth
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Thanks a lot, but since it's a pc I got from work, it sort of has to stay the way it is (upgrades are ok, but Changing the tower or the mobo might be a little too alternative). I'll consider it though.

I've got PCI and PCI-Express on the mobo. Seems weird to have PCI-Express when there is too little space to put anything decent in it?

I guess I could just put a "normal" card in it, and not close the tower completely :) One would just have to be careful, not to stick a hand in it... :shock:

Thanks a lot for your replies,

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I'm sure you can get low profile PCI-Express cards and they make "Decent" cards that come in low-profile. You just have to search around newegg, tiger, xioxide, zipzoom, mwave, etc...

FYI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814139166

PCI-X16 Vid Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131415

There are a lot of them on the one site alone.
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Well,... If you dont want Anything "extream", why dont you just get a PCI Gfx Card?

Like the nVidia Geforce FX 5500 or, nVidia Geforce FX 5200. Both are avaible in PCI

Heres a list of decent PCI cards that should do you fine if you dont game or anything Big.

http://www.imagestore.us/dept.asp?dept_id=06-002 = some PCI cards avaible

http://www.imagestore.us/product.asp?pf ... 0%2D128PCI = 5500

http://www.imagestore.us/product.asp?pf ... 0PCI%2D128 = 5200

http://www.imagestore.us/product.asp?pf ... 000%2D128P = MX4000 (a good card)

hope this helps.
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Thanks guys. I'll take a look at the links right away.

Well, I am actually looking for something extreme, as good as it can get :) But I'm sure that there is some of that too, on those links.

Thanks,
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The X300 doesn't seem too bad..

GT500Shlby wrote:

PCI-X16 Vid Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131415

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