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How high does gpu sit above motherboard [PLEASE HELP]

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December 27, 2013 2:48:04 PM

How high does the graphics card sit above the motherboard
I recently bought a asus 2g radeon 7770, i measured my board and the pcie x16 is 0.5 inches away from the heat sink, heres a screenshot so you know what i'm talking about.
http://puu.sh/60Eg3.jpg
This is the gpu i bought
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu dimensions: 8.3" x 4.4" x 1.4"
I'm wondering if the gpu will go over the heatsink

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December 27, 2013 2:53:48 PM

unless the graphics card has a backplate, it should sit pretty much on the same plane as the pci slot (a backplate will add at most a quarter of an inch) If i have read your question right
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December 27, 2013 2:55:05 PM

I'm not sure if the graphics card will go over the heat sink or not
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December 27, 2013 2:56:35 PM

Oh nvm i have not read the question right as i didnt look at the picture, the gpu will maybe sit just level with this heatsink. I can't tell from the picture, but how tall is the heatsink you are worried about?
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December 27, 2013 3:06:36 PM

the heatsink is about 0.7-0.8 inches tall
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December 27, 2013 3:11:45 PM

Ok...based on looking at the card you bought and the motherboard, It does look like the heatsink will interfere with the new graphics card. Sorry man :/  but on the bright side, a new motherboard can be had for under $100 as well, but just make sure everything is compatable
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December 27, 2013 3:12:24 PM

wait hold up, at .7 or .8 you should be fine, your initial height was over an inch lol
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December 27, 2013 3:13:14 PM

the only thing i would suggest is making sure you have a fan blowing on the general area of that heatsinc since it will be covered by the gpu from the top
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December 27, 2013 3:13:49 PM

It will be an extremely tight fit mind you, and i personally would recommend using a different motherboard
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December 27, 2013 3:25:45 PM

Is there any chances of it not fitting? i'm stressing too hard right now
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December 27, 2013 3:28:29 PM

Yes, there is a chance of it not fitting. I am telling you that right now as i do not have a 100% sure answer for you.

also from looking at the board i can guess that you are running a moderatly older amd system, which could possibly be due for an upgrade anyway?

Find out the model of your cpu, and then you may be able to find a compatable newer motherboard that will be reasonably priced and not have the heatsink in that silly place
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