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Well this is depressing, I was about to go buy a new gpu until I saw the capacitors right below the ram. The mobo I believe is designed specifically to be used with my current configuration and nothing else (I bought a pre-made computer). The gpu in there right now is a gt 640 and is about 5 inches long. Am I stuck with this card or is there hope?
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  1. Depends on what you're trying to fit in there. As it is, I don't see any problem, but that's because the card you have fits. Without knowing what you want to put in there nobody can answer this question.
  2. Looking at a gtx 770, its 10 inches long, but about the same width. And its also much thicker
  3. thats a bog std asus board (very very few people can afford to make custom mobo's). you'll be fine.
  4. You have no problem you can even fit a GPU as big as the 7990

    this how big the PowerColor AX7990-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131483
    http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a558/iiTzzDeFuze/Capture_zpse98ded95.png
  5. Are you also looking at replacing your PSU or does it have the necessary connections and is it able to provide enough power to everything? Even before taking those into consideration, I must say that I am pretty sure it would not fit. From the picture you posted it doesn't look like your motherboard is even 10 inches wide, and since you've got those USB headers on the end, they'd be getting in the way of the card seating properly. My best honest advice if you want a computer with a gtx770 in it would be to build a completely new computer. Otherwise look at cards that are already the same size/form factor as the one you have.
  6. Well I know for sure that I have to replace my psu, since it is only 350watt, but the problem is that the capacitors and usb might get in the way. To me it seems that im screwed, but I cant be certain because at the stores near me you're not allowed to try the gpu on before you buy it so i have now way of knowing if it will fit. The maximus series looks like it will have the same problem, but it is a top of the line card

    http://www.asus.com/media/global/products/EUUwd8jU6IXIucrj/VoZ7f4eh1zzCTB58_480.jpg
    http://www.asus.com/media/global/products/9JB5jBpArfvcpcNi/WYtMMtaBP2RNTkQH_500.jpg
    http://www.asus.com/media/global/products/rppozhc3zpbQrHmi/KmONykEQiTX3IeBa_500.jpg

    And I don't see how a gpu will fit without touching the other sensitive things around it.
  7. Um it won't I don't know what you're worried about cause i'm pretty sure they wont make a MOBO that things won't fit on it or potentially harm other components around it. Looks like it but its barley even touching it.
  8. Its just that my mobo could have been designed to be cheap and only work with one configuration. I bought it at a deal for 700$ from Kijiji back when I didnt know anything about computers. only reason im asking is because once I buy the card I might not be able to return it if it doesn't fit.
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    How would you know there is possibility of touching these capacitors? Are they taller than PCIE plastic connector? If yes, you will have problem, otherwise assumption is not true.

    If you encounter situation where card will touch metal to metal you would simply need a piece of paper or rubber tape to isolate card metal parts.

    Main question is would card fit into PCIE slot without problems? Long card would either fit perfectly, or would be slightly raised from side where you have SATA ports.

    Here is simple advice: take a ruler and attach it parallel to bottom of current card. If it touches anything other than wire, you will have problems. Otherwise, we can still continue playing with pictures in our minds.
  10. yhikum said:
    How would you know there is possibility of touching these capacitors? Are they taller than PCIE plastic connector? If yes, you will have problem, otherwise assumption is not true.

    If you encounter situation where card will touch metal to metal you would simply need a piece of paper or rubber tape to isolate card metal parts.

    Main question is would card fit into PCIE slot without problems? Long card would either fit perfectly, or would be slightly raised from side where you have SATA ports.

    Here is simple advice: take a ruler and attach it parallel to bottom of current card. If it touches anything other than wire, you will have problems. Otherwise, we can still continue playing with pictures in our minds.


    Ok well I did what you suggested and everything seems to be good to go. The capacitors are actually about 5 millimeters from the card so that gives it 5mm of space between the side of the card and the capacitor. And it is a very tight fit to the sata ports, maybe 2 or so millimeters, but they are plastic so I guess it doesnt really matter.

    And the pcie is 3.0 x 16 so im good to go with that

    Thanks everyone for helping I was very worried there :)
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