Low Profile video cards/sound?,what is the best?what is available?

spaceman

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getting a pc that has an agp slot but the case supports only low profile devices(bracket)
i have heard u can mod existing agp cards to do thishowever i would like to just buy something off the shelf if possible.
same for sound???it has onboard but would like better probably.
a push in the right direction would be helpful.
 

kalster

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i think i remember seeing a low profile ati radeon 8500 and i think u can also get gf4 mx 440 , i read a thread on this a while back, try searching, no idea about sound card
 

Mingon

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You can get a low profile radeon 8500 le - as for sound you could get an extigy if you wanted totally external
 

bluemax

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There's VERY few sound cards that you could mod to be low-profile. :( Most are a full-sized card. I did have one that was a staticky POJ but was small enough to take off the bracket and put it in a tiny LP case. There must be others as well...

Any that SELL as LP? That's even tougher. :(
OEM circles for sure.... but WHO?
 

spaceman

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thnx for the link Insane3d,not sure if id be much better off with that than the onboard s3.
i have found other cards that claim to be low profile on various sites,but they do not specify bracket size.
ideally id like to hunt down the elusive gf4mx420 lp.
 

Insane3D

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That's probably nicer than the onboard S3, but it wouldn't be that great for gaming..
 

IamDavid

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Have fun trying to find a GF4 low profile card anywhere in the US. For some reason 99.9% of the low profile cards are sold in Asia. :( I searched for weeks trying to find one that cost less the $200 but couldn't. So I ended up going with the 8500 which really isn't very good for me.
And I doubt you need a low profile sound card, the pci slots are usually off the motherboard unlike agp slots.

By the way, I have a Dell GX260.


I just found this at Price Watch.. MSI G4MX420D-T Low Profile.. MSI.com.. I wish this was around when I was looking.