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May 23, 2014 1:07:44 PM

I'm looking to upgrade my Radeon 5850 to something in the R9 270X or GTX 760 range, ideal cost around $200 but flexible for good value or longevity, used for 1080p gaming. Unfortunately, my Silverstone SG02 only supports cards up to 9.6" in length.

Are the length specs listed on Newegg exact, or is there a better resource? Some cards don't list their dimensions at all!

Anyone have suggestions for a good card under 9.6"? Should I just play it safe and get the ITX version?

Here's the rest of my specs:
i7-860 2.8GHz Quad-core
Radeon HD 5850 1GB
8GB DDR3-1333MHz RAM
750W Silverstone ST75F-P
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May 23, 2014 1:10:25 PM

I would save some money and go with a 280. Also, get a different case. Something like a corsair 200R.
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May 23, 2014 1:39:31 PM

mamamia13 said:
I would save some money and go with a 280. Also, get a different case. Something like a corsair 200R.


I'm not interested in a new case, I'm just upgrading the graphics card in my current computer.
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May 23, 2014 2:11:07 PM

Then the card will definitely fit. But you should get the 280 as it will get about 80 fps on ultra in most games and will last longer.
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May 23, 2014 2:23:56 PM

mamamia13 said:
Then the card will definitely fit. But you should get the 280 as it will get about 80 fps on ultra in most games and will last longer.


I don't understand what you're saying. All the 280s I see are more than 10" long. My case will only fit a card less than 9.6" long. Why are you telling me to buy a card that won't fit?
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May 23, 2014 2:27:49 PM

First off..
mamamia13 said:
I would save some money and go with a 280. Also, get a different case. Something like a corsair 200R.


That is blatantly unhelpful,he gave you a budget and physical limitation and you tell him to save more money to buy a new case along with a more expensive card?
Thats like taking your car in for a tune up and the mechanic telling you to just buy a new car.
Good grief.

mamamia13 said:
Then the card will definitely fit. But you should get the 280 as it will get about 80 fps on ultra in most games and will last longer.


Too bad no 280's fall under his criteria of <$200 and <10inch long. AND your terrible generalization of "80fps on ultra in most games" is absolutely unfounded.

Terrible advice aside!

I would play it safe and get the ITX version of the 760. I'm actually surprised they make an ITX version of a gaming card,i doubt you'll find better in that price range and size.


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May 23, 2014 2:30:16 PM

I don't want this to turn into an argument so there, take your best answer.
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May 23, 2014 2:32:24 PM

Wait...anyone can designate a post as "Best Answer"? Why isn't that option reserved for the person actually asking the question?
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May 23, 2014 2:33:49 PM

Well they changed Tom's. But since that guy was trying to be so helpful, I selected it. You can unselect it if you like. i just didn't want an argument to start.
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May 23, 2014 3:00:54 PM

mamamia13 said:
Well they changed Tom's. But since that guy was trying to be so helpful, I selected it. You can unselect it if you like. i just didn't want an argument to start.


I wasnt worried about getting the best answer,i was worried about giving better tech support than your average Dell Customer Support Liaison/Geeksquad would give.

If you're so worried about Best Answers,as your signature implies,id suggest putting more effort into your posts.
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