Low profile gaming graphics card help

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Hello,
Im trying to find a decent GPU card to run some games on low or med setting. I have a dual core CPU @ 2.5Ghz and 2gigs of ddr2 800mhz ram. my PSU is stock and i just want a GPU with NO power connecters required. So far i found a GT 440, is that good enough to run games like Dirt 2 or any 2010 games on low or med settings?
 
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Well, you might just be able to slip through, but if I were you, I wouldn't risk it. Grab one of these...

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Oh im sry its 2.6Ghz, Intel Pentium E5300 Wolfdale 2.6GHz.
I looked around the PSU and i found 250watts
yes it does have a PCI-E slot x16

you think a GT440 would run good on this or do i need something lower? or i can get something better?

 

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Is 250watts not notmal for a standard PC?
How many watts do i need to run GT 440 or can i get something that uses less power im at a 100$ budget.
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20430w This would have about 100 - 70w to spare (maybe more), So no need to buy a 500w. He wants a low profile GPU. I would suggest a GTS 450 max. Maybe a GT 440 like he thought. The GT 440 is not much of a gaming card at all though. Although, it may be hard to find a low profile GTS 450. I think there is a low profile single slot hd5770 by XFX.
 

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Thank you everyone for replying and helping me =D

ok so i was looking into the power consumption of this card and said 65W.
I dont know how much the system total power consumption but i guess 300watts is minimum for the GT 440

http://www.geeks3d.com/20110209/asus-geforce-gt-440-review-test-opengl-direct3d-overclocking/

"With a TDP of 65W (for the reference board), NVIDIA reference board or ASUS GT 440 do not have a power connector on the PCB since the PCI-Express slot can provide enough power (up to 75W)"

so ill be looking for something like a 300W+ PSU since 250W is not enough.
 

Well, you might just be able to slip through, but if I were you, I wouldn't risk it. Grab one of these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=cx430 and a GT 440. What games are you going to play? because I am not sure that will even play new games on low setting with your RAM, CPU, and only a GT 440. If you want a gaming rig, look into a new system. But, for games like COD:BO, MW2, HL2, etc. low demanding games, you could play on low - med.
 
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lola213

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Oh I see x.x, well im not much of a PC builder, I just want to play good 2010 or older games smoothly.
um, I was looking at videos of GT 440 gameplay and found a person with similar computer set up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rT9DJnkxmU

says hes playing at max settings with a slower CPU from mines.
 
Yeah, that is a fairly low demanding game, and if that is what you plan to play, GREAT! :D Also, his CPU is a core 2 duo @ 2.4Ghz which would still be slightly faster than a dual Pentium at 2.5Ghz. Actually, more than slightly. A good amount. But your CPU can handle it anyway.