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Is this video card compatible with my pc?

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July 9, 2008 5:14:21 PM

I have found a pretty good video card, but I'm not sure if it's compatible with my computer.
The video card is XFX GF9800GTX

You can see some system specs here:


Sorry about it's German. If you have any questions, please ask :) 

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July 9, 2008 5:22:10 PM


Well it has a PCIE slot so i guess it will fit. What are you doing ? Just upgrading ? If so from what. Or are you building anew rig your self ?
Just curious as its quite a high end card and I'm wondering if the PSU will be ok and what size screen you have.

Mactronix
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 9, 2008 5:24:17 PM

Sorry i nearly overlooked the size of the card you will need to look up how long it is and measure inside your case to see if you have room for it.
Dimensions: 4.376 x 10.5 inches (dual slot)
Mactronix :) 
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July 9, 2008 5:55:43 PM

I'm upgrading from gefore 7300GS

I dont know if it fits, but doesn't it just take 2 normal spots? Do I have to open the case and take a picture?
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July 9, 2008 6:20:21 PM

Not only that, it is very long; 10.5". I had to cut my hard drive cage to fit mine in, and I had a 8800gts 640 before.
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July 9, 2008 6:37:30 PM


Its not the width thats the issue with these as i said its a long card and that will be the dimention that will give you trouble. If i looked it up correctly you only have one PCIE slot anyway. the card may cover on eof your pci slots though.

Mactronix
July 9, 2008 7:13:03 PM

If it wont fit, I'll just move the hard drive cage as rubix did.

How do I know if the power supply is strong enough?
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July 9, 2008 7:21:58 PM


Ok tell you what, list all your parts. PSU/Monitor/CPU/RAM/ etc and i will try and let you know if it will all go together or sugest some other options that might suite better.

Mactronix
July 9, 2008 7:37:14 PM

mactronix said:
Ok tell you what, list all your parts. PSU/Monitor/CPU/RAM/ etc and i will try and let you know if it will all go together or sugest some other options that might suite better.

Mactronix


haha monitor? Why do i feel like this is a typo...

@peterspliid: just pop open your computer quickly and tell us what the wattage/manufacturer of your power supply is. While you're there, get a ruler and measure the length you have avaiable over the PCI slot because you'll probably want to avoid cutting up your case if you can.

If you are short on room - an alternative is to look into a 4850 which should be comparable performance to the 9800GTX and is only 9.5" if i'm not mistaken.
July 9, 2008 8:31:45 PM

I just opened, and I don't think the length is a problem. Look at this:


My power supply says: "(+3.3V & +5V = 152W Max), Total output continuous shall not exceed 400watts"
July 22, 2008 4:52:04 AM

blyn said:
haha monitor? Why do i feel like this is a typo...

@peterspliid: just pop open your computer quickly and tell us what the wattage/manufacturer of your power supply is. While you're there, get a ruler and measure the length you have avaiable over the PCI slot because you'll probably want to avoid cutting up your case if you can.

If you are short on room - an alternative is to look into a 4850 which should be comparable performance to the 9800GTX and is only 9.5" if i'm not mistaken.


peterspliid said:
I just opened, and I don't think the length is a problem. Look at this:
]http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5028/pict0094jd9.th.jpg

My power supply says: "(+3.3V & +5V = 152W Max), Total output continuous shall not exceed 400watts"

Ooooo, I would get at least a 500w PSU if I were you. One that has over 30 amps per 12 volt rail.
July 22, 2008 5:37:48 PM

I wouldnt think there might be a risky thing ..
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