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I have a gateway model gt5098e and I need to add video card to support two monitors. what kind of video card fits this model

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With your 300 watt power supply I wouldn't get a video card thats too beefy. Here are a list of video cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+1069633099&Configurator=&Subcategory=48&description=&Ntk=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

If I were you I would upgrade your Power Supply too.

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