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Will I be able to fit a 8800GT in this case?

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March 23, 2009 7:39:43 PM

I recently got a Acer X1700 for my birthday, didn't really have much choice to build on myself after my parents bought me one. The case is pretty damn small.

However, the specs are descent for what I want, however, the graphics card could do with upgrading.

Currently it has a Geforce 9300GE which is quite frankly, utter shite! I'm thinking of buying a 8800GT, but I'm not to sure if it will fit or not. Anyone got any idea?

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March 23, 2009 7:51:58 PM

mikasaka said:
I recently got a Acer X1700 for my birthday, didn't really have much choice to build on myself after my parents bought me one. The case is pretty damn small.

However, the specs are descent for what I want, however, the graphics card could do with upgrading.

Currently it has a Geforce 9300GE which is quite frankly, utter shite! I'm thinking of buying a 8800GT, but I'm not to sure if it will fit or not. Anyone got any idea?


if you measure from the inside of the slot to the drive cage and its 9inchs or more then you'll be fine.
the gts250 is a little shorter 8.5 inches

other than that a 9600gso/gt might be a little shorter. but dont quote me on that

March 23, 2009 7:54:12 PM

Well here is a image of the inside of the case, it's pretty small :S



Just to show you how small the case is when sat next to a monitor...

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March 23, 2009 8:00:35 PM

Two things bother me about this; One, the case is very narrow at 4" wide, you may not be able to install a full size card there and two, the PSU is only 220 Watts, totally inadequate for the card you have in mind and you may have problems replacing it because of the small case.
March 23, 2009 8:07:17 PM

mikasaka said:
Well here is a image of the inside of the case, it's pretty small :S

http://reviews.cnet.com/sc/33508017-2-440-OVI-4.jpg

Just to show you how small the case is when sat next to a monitor...

http://asia.cnet.com/i/r/2009/crave/nb/63008526/acer_500x376.jpg



hmmm the pcie-x16 slot is the top slot there. it looks like you might be able to squeeze an 8800 gt in there but it'll be real tight and the case and cdrom would obstruct air flow pretty badly. doesnt look like that power supply has a 6 pin header for pcie power either. I wouldnt try it.

best i can think of is the nvdia 9500 gt or ati 4670 cards
both cards look to be tight fits.
March 23, 2009 8:12:46 PM

+1 agree with coozie7
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