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#1 nforce

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:25 PM

I'm just wondering what would qualify as a low profile video card and if it would fit in a tower pc. On newegg, all their cheap little agp 6200's and stuff say that they're low profile, but the bracket looks the same height as normal sized cards. Would they still fit in regular tower pc's without a low profile bracket?

Examples:
This one looks like its only a couple inches... definately low profile...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...732&CatId=0
(not considering buying... just an example)

This one doesn't say its low profile, but it looks like the same dimensions as other low profile cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814141040

This one does say low profile but looks the same
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814170107


I know its probably really simple... I just need a quick lesson on what exactly a low-profile card is (although I already had a slight idea) and what ones would fit in a regular tower pc and if it would need a special bracket.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 06:24 PM

A low profile card has a different bracket

your first example is a low profile card WITH a low profile bracket

the second and third DO NOT have the low profile bracket, and the package contents do not indicate that they have one.
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:15 AM

so the last 2 would technically fit in a full sized tower? Then why would they be advertised as low-profile?

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:22 AM

Yes
if you could find the low profile bracket, and replace the regular bracket, they would also fit in a low profile case.

the rest is probably advertising.

Edited by oldf@rt, 07 January 2007 - 10:24 AM.

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