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GPU won't fit into case/motherboard

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July 26, 2013 3:24:36 PM

I'm pretty much at a loss. In terms of dimensions, it fits just fine, but I can't get it into the case's expansion slots and get it seated in the motherboard at the same time. The metal clip that lets you screw it into the expansion slots is too long to let me push the card into the motherboard, and I can't put the clip through the back of the case until the card is pushed into the motherboard...

I tried unscrewing the motherboard, installing the card, and then sliding both back into place, but the case has a screw (looks like an upside-down standoff) that sits in the middle of the motherboard, so I can't really move it laterally.

The back of the case looks like it can be opened, but I don't think it can be closed again and I don't want a gaping hole in the back of my PC. I don't have any tools for cutting the case, and even if I did I'm not skilled enough to do so.

It's a Silverstone RL02 case, an EVGA GTX 760 GPU, and a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 motherboard. I uploaded some pictures ( to show how the card should fit and also how it's blocked by the motherboard and case from actually going in. Can anyone give me some advice? I'm going crazy here, because it doesn't seem like this should be a problem...

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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2013 3:29:45 PM

The back of the case may be bowing inward. I had this issue with a recent sli setup. I couldn't figure out what the issue was, and as soon as I put pressure on the other side of the case, pushing the motherboard slightly outward, the card went into place.
a c 102 V Motherboard
July 26, 2013 3:31:47 PM

there should be a slot in the mb tay that the prongs on the bottom of the cards back plate fit down in to .

Check that they are there in the mb tray , and if they are then insert the prongs into the slots before you press it in to the pcie- slot on the mb
July 26, 2013 4:29:38 PM

Got it! Thanks so much! Both of your answers were very helpful; I did end up pushing on the back of the case quite a bit, and although there weren't any slots in the mobo, I pretended like there were and I think the combination of the two movements finally let me mash that beast into place. I really appreciate it!