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    Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    I have just bought a slim Dell Studio from Dell Outlet which I am planning to add the LG Blu-Ray/HD DVD Player to. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and 2GB Ram (upgrading to 4GB). According to Tomshardware.com the processor is one of the best for Blu-Ray playback, but I would like to back it up with a reasonably priced low-profile graphics card.

    So 2 issues:

    - Best value low profile GPU?
    - Will I need to replace the 250W PSU?

    Any assistance appreciated.

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    You can get a 3450, passive and requires no power from the psu, all from the mobo, goes for around 25-30 i think.

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Thanks Peter, I noticed that the 3450 is what Dell seem to include in some of the slim systems...Would the PSU be able to handle a nvidia 9500 or ATi HD4550?

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    a 4550 would be no problem, that also requires no external power, neither would a 4670 too iirc.

    The 9500GT is the same.

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Thanks again....I reckon looking at the specs I'll be going for the 9500GT.

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Scan do a low profile 9500GT for under £50:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB...I-I-D-Sub-HDTV

    Being a Hexus member you should be able to qualify for free postage!!

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Scan do a low profile 9500GT for under £50:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB...I-I-D-Sub-HDTV

    Being a Hexus member you should be able to qualify for free postage!!
    Yeah, I had my eyes on that one. On paper, it would appear that the HD 4550 would be a better suit, but looking at actual usage comparisons, maybe not.

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Scan do a low profile 9500GT for under £50:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB...I-I-D-Sub-HDTV

    Being a Hexus member you should be able to qualify for free postage!!
    Sorry, forgot to ask...How would I get free postage? Was looking to buy the LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive also.

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Quote Originally Posted by nturkes View Post
    Sorry, forgot to ask...How would I get free postage? Was looking to buy the LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD drive also.
    Here you go.

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...0-07-08-a.html

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...tup-guide.html

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Am too on the look out for a low profile card to go with a slim ff Fujitsu pc.
    Will mainly be using it to view blue ray/hd stuff, out of 4550 and the 9500 gt, which one would be ideal?

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    4550 supports HD playback better, and support audio over hdmi with the adaptor.

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    Thanks Peter, looks like a nice card indeed.

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    Re: Low Profile Graphics Card for Dell Studio Slim

    also if you get a passive one, be sure to get some kind of after market cooling because if your running HD content im sure it will heat up quick!!

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