Graphic card wouldn't fit in

Ok it's not the AGP/PCI-E problem. Problems I'm having right now is the huge processor heatsink and the undersized casing. For detailed information, please refer to http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1122747 .

So what can I do now ? Is it possible to just purchase a smaller heatsink and change the casing to a bigger one ?
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  1. This card, http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr951024gte.aspx , is supposed to fit.

    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19262039/19441983.aspx

    Small case -> small air flow
    high performance -> large wattage -> heat
    small air flow + heat = BAD

    My advice? Clean your fans and buy a GPU with a low heat signature.
  2. 1. Are you sure that your psu can sustain the whole rig?
    2. Is your cpu P4 3,4ghz? If it is, I thik it will bottlenick the gpu.
    3. You can take out the plastic case from the cpu. Maybe you will have more space.
    Anyway you will have a big problem with temps. All the hot air from cpu will go to the gpu.
  3. NoobieZ said:


    So what can I do now ?

    You can cut away a portion of the bottom of the heat sink shroud, can't take it off completely since it holds the HS down.
    Or do even more modding
    http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19241679/19369327.aspx#19369327

    You would be better off with a lesser card though.
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