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Will this graphics card work in my tower?

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March 18, 2014 8:28:58 AM

Hello,

I am looking to update my graphics card to this. I have the HP H8-1559 tower. Im just concerned about space for that card. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I do have a 460watt power supply so that should be fine. Is there anything I should know before I buy? First time upgrading a graphics card.

Thanks in advance,
Tyler

Update: Purchased the card and a new power supply (600 watts)

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March 18, 2014 8:50:02 AM

The card you're looking at is 10.2 inches long. Measure the distance across from the mounting back plate over the PCI Express port to the drive bays, and see if you have at least that much room. If you do, you should be golden.

At a glance, I think you should be able to, but I don't know how far the drive bay extends from the front of the case. You're gonna have to crack it open and take a look.
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March 18, 2014 8:56:37 AM

It will fit, it will be cramped but it will fit. Making it work is a whole different story as you have an OEM computer and companies that sell pre-built computers often do shady things to their BIOS that locks down the machine.
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March 18, 2014 9:08:26 AM

Thanks to both! But Thundervore, what kind of problems can I expect? And how would I remedy them? Also, I don't see a power input on the card itself, that means it doesn't need direct power?
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March 18, 2014 9:12:01 AM

The 660 will definitely need a PCIE plug in. They may not have it shown very well in the photos.
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March 18, 2014 9:13:26 AM

CraigN said:
The 660 will definitely need a PCIE plug in. They may not have it shown very well in the photos.


I went out and bought this card and a new power supply. I read the ASUS site and if i read it correctly, its said that it runs with a lower frame rate on PCI 2.0. How much lower? Also, do i need to flash my bios to make this card work? Computer shop said I should just have to uninstall all drivers, then replace the card.
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March 18, 2014 12:57:03 PM

Nope. PCIE 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0. The performance hit from running on PCIE 2.0 is very insignificant.

http://images.pugetsystems.com/images/pic_disp.php?id=2...

This is a test using Uniengine (graphics card benchmark) on a GTX Titan on PCIE 3.0 and PCIE 2.0. The Titan didn't seem to notice much of a difference (anywhere from .4 to 1.6 FPS, which can be tossed out and considered within margin of error)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Check the screenshots on Newegg. You can see the PCIE power port in one of the photos, to verify it is there.
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