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May 28, 2009 10:42:52 PM

This is my first forum post (Hello!) and I have a very important question to ask you folks.

I'm currently looking to buy this combo deal from NewEgg which includes a NVIDIA 9800GTX+, and an Antec 500W PSU, and then I'm also buying 2 gigs of RAM.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I have no idea if either of these things will fit in my current setup. I have a Gateway 840GM (one PCI-E slot) and the case is pretty cramped (Two stock fans).

So if you could tell me if the card and PSU will fit into my case, I'd really appreciate it. Or even an exact measurement for the card would be fine so I could measure it myself. I will provide a link to a few images of the inside of my case for some additional help. Don't mind the dust either, I have since cleaned it :) 

http://i40.tinypic.com/2331gh.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2ns5l4m.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/28vvzlv.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/a123xu.jpg

Thanks again!

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May 28, 2009 10:56:13 PM

This case and motherboard layout look like a BTX. I don't think that the 9088GTX will wrok since the CPU HSF will be in the way of the 9800's heatsink.
May 28, 2009 10:57:20 PM

Forgot the PSU, it does look alot like ATX. So it'll probably work fine.
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May 28, 2009 11:01:16 PM

AKM880 said:
This case and motherboard layout look like a BTX. I don't think that the 9088GTX will wrok since the CPU HSF will be in the way of the 9800's heatsink.


Well I was hoping to pick up the combo deal, but if the card won't fit, then can you recommend another one similar/better to it in the same price range that WILL fit?
And I'm quite sure my current PSU is only 350W, which I doubt could power a card like that.
May 28, 2009 11:43:00 PM

Can you take up the CPU heatsink and take a picture? You might be able to change the heatsink. My BTX Dell can't because it has capacitators in the way of a AM2 bracket :( 
May 28, 2009 11:47:36 PM

The HD 4850 should be performing close to the 9800GT. It might actually bee a tinsy bit better not entirely sure.

EDIT: Sorry guys for the triple post, I forgot :( 
May 28, 2009 11:59:24 PM

I'm looking to keep this at $190 or lower, as I need to buy Starcraft II when it comes out, and Team Fortress 2/CS:S.

EDIT: Okay, if it was these three choices, which would fit my case, perform the best, and have a good enough PSU all at the same time?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

EDIT 2: Or show me a card/PSU seperately, under $190, thanks!
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