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AMD Radeon HD 7850, how to know it fits?

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I'm thinking of buying the AMD Radeon HD 7850, but how do i know if the card fits cuz i'll be ordering it overseas..
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  1. Tell me what's your motherboard, PSU, and case.

    and then i will be able to tell you if it fits =P
  2. Measure the space in your case for your video card, then look at card specifications to check length. This is rocket science.
  3. Find the max GPU length for your case online then find the dimensions of the video card. Quite simple. If there is not enough space some cases allow you to remove some of the drive cages.
  4. here are some photos from my PCs inside>>

    http://postimg.org/image/in8rbv38h/3a2d439d/

    http://i44.tinypic.com/yp7d4.png

    my PSU is 850 watts
    3.4 i7 intel
  5. Iam pretty sure that it wont fit, but why did you measure the lowest pci-e slot, measure the length of the highest one.
    this is the size of gigabyte hd 7850 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4155#sp

    size: H= 42.5mm, L=241 mm, W= 137mm( height length, its in MM so 241 mm equals to 24.1 cm.)

    and your PSU is strong enough.
  6. Djdafi thanks for the help...
    If u look at the blue pci And the empty slot infront of it there is a small metal box right above the top empty slot i think it'll be in the way if i want to install any GPU thats why i measured the lowest one>>> unless u think there is hope that i can fit a good GPU there..
    Man i am really frustrated that i bought this desktop but i can't return it..
    So what GPU u think i can buy, thats good enough to play games on high or ultra settings?
  7. gaher said:
    Djdafi thanks for the help...
    If u look at the blue pci And the empty slot infront of it there is a small metal box right above the top empty slot i think it'll be in the way if i want to install any GPU thats why i measured the lowest one>>> unless u think there is hope that i can fit a good GPU there..
    Man i am really frustrated that i bought this desktop but i can't return it..
    So what GPU u think i can buy, thats good enough to play games on high or ultra settings?


    No, it would not be, also in order to install GPU you would have to close RAM slot holders, I have the same setup, more or less. Better worry about the end of motherboard, can you make a picture from a bit far away, I had troubles finding your Optiplex large picture with open side panel. There is nothing to worry above PCIE slot, period, just the length of the card!, May be width as well, if you make better picture, so I can see HDD location.
  8. ok sorry for taking so long was kinda busy...
    here are the photos:
    1- http://postimg.org/image/fp07kinml/
    2- http://postimg.org/image/nn0u1tzw3/03682415/
    3- http://i44.tinypic.com/29c47d.png

    and also I have a Q: if no good cards fit, can I change the case while keeping all the components?
    thanks for the help
  9. gaher said:
    ok sorry for taking so long was kinda busy...
    here are the photos:
    1- http://postimg.org/image/fp07kinml/
    2- http://postimg.org/image/nn0u1tzw3/03682415/
    3- http://i44.tinypic.com/29c47d.png

    and also I have a Q: if no good cards fit, can I change the case while keeping all the components?
    thanks for the help


    I can not see link 1 and 2 photos, something is not right, I can see only link number 3?! Can you repost to tinypic.com please.
  10. gaher said:


    I did, thanks, but I can not post to imageshack right now, I edited number 2.
    Will try to explain. Do not measure till RAM slot (when RAM clips are closed, any Video Card will just pass by).

    I will show you my motherboard, for Inspiron 570, so you understand what I mean (uploaded to Dell forum, lol)

    Quote:
    ...if the Video Card and RAM slots would "intercept", the answer is no. However, in order to change or add RAM, Video Card has to be removed to allow RAM holder clips to open, this is approximate picture below, the maximum length of the card is about 12 inches or 30 cm
    Remember, this is for Inspiron 570, shown as example, of what you need to measure.



    Make a straight line by the outer edge of PCIE until the end of motherboard into the cable mess you have there. Are there any motherboard connectors along this line, consider GPU about 35-38 millimeters wide at most, maybe even narrower/slimmer. If there are no connectors, measure distance to the hard drive cage, this would be your length of GPU!
    Post it here, you are doing really great!
  11. thank a lot Kisianik, sorry again just moved to a new house that's why i took so long, here is the pic:
    http://tinypic.com/r/14jx9qv/5
  12. gaher said:
    thank a lot Kisianik, sorry again just moved to a new house that's why i took so long, here is the pic:
    http://tinypic.com/r/14jx9qv/5


    Excellent photo and measurements.
    Next what are you choices for GPU - provide the ones you like and I will guide you how to measure, actually, you just provided answers yourself, but if you in doubt list your possible choices!
  13. Here are my choices:
    1- msi hd 7850 1gb.
    2- GTX 650 Ti.
    I am open to suggestions, I want a GPU that will run games on high or ultra, i dont edit videos or use more than one monitor... Just good old games
    Also not more than 250$.
  14. gaher said:
    Here are my choices:
    1- msi hd 7850 1gb.
    2- GTX 650 Ti.
    I am open to suggestions, I want a GPU that will run games on high or ultra, i dont edit videos or use more than one monitor... Just good old games
    Also not more than 250$.


    I have troubles finding cards above 7850, which can fit (under $250, I mean you can afford stronger card, but they all large and long in USA), so I have a question - where you are planning to purchase those cards from?
    Europe
    Asia
    And which retailer you have - Europe has additional manufacturers, Asia as well.

    So far I can advise only 7850, I found one, MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663
    Card Dimensions 7.76" x 4.37" x 1.5" your length is 8.26" (210mm)

    If you would like to see more results, answer my questions please.
  15. The 7850 is alittle better.
  16. Addition: I did not check NVIDIA yet, but you can afford GTX660, there could be short cards as well, need more time.
  17. Best answer
    Actually based on this

    Quote:
    So far I can advise only 7850, I found one, MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    Card Dimensions 7.76" x 4.37" x 1.5" your length is 8.26" (210mm)


    You can easily look around and see which card fits (based on above example), if you want stronger and longer card let me know which connector is the end of 21 cm measurement, is it SATA?

    I think that GPU question is answered, now regarding PSU.

    Since you said that you live overseas, it means that you might have different retailers, in this case I will provide you with 2 excellent links, first is MSI recommendations for choosing proper wattage http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-for-graphics-cards and second is PSU rating scale http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    If you can squeeze extra I would strongly encourage finding modular PSU to save space from cable management!

    Now I think all questions are covered, issue solved!

    EDIT: I just realized that you stated earlier that you have 850 watt PSU, if it is so, disregard my PSU recommendation part.
  18. I can buy a card from amazon (USA) and ship it to my country (Saudi Arabia), the cards here in my country cost more than double the price in the US the GTX 650 here costs 480$... I can also buy from most US retailers that deliver to a US address (I have one).
    I have a question please: what is the thing that has the most impact on gaming performance in a card ( Clock, memory..), what should I look for when choosing a card?
    I really appreciate your help.
  19. I hate to say this - I don't really know, but take a look here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/ choose 2012 VGA-GPGPU
    next choose some game, I got 06 - Crysis 2 DirectX 9 [A] Entry and you will see line up cards with performance http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/06-Crysis-2-DirectX-9-A-Entry,2946.html
    Look for additional charts looking like this, this is the best way to figure out what exactly you want.
    However, your limit of $250 will get you GTX660/HD7850 for sure, stronger cards will have fitting problems, because they are longer, so in reality, you are fine - even if you want to spend more, you can not due to size limitations, oops.
  20. i think i'll get the 7850
    Thanks a lot
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