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Will the 9600GT fit in my Dell e521?

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March 15, 2010 5:31:27 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

I was wondering if this 9600GT video card will fit inside my Dell e521. I am having concerns whether it will bump into the computer's heat-sink.

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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 5:54:49 PM

It's a single slot card, no problem fitting it.
You may or may not have the molex connectors for the power adapter though, depends on which revision of the psu that came in your box.
That 4670 would fit as well.
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March 15, 2010 6:07:36 PM

No problem fitting? Now that's what I wanted to hear! :D  But I am not sure about the molex connectors and such... Perhaps these pictures will give you some idea of what the inside of my e521 is like...





(sorry about the terrible quality, took them with phone)
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 6:20:38 PM

No picture's needed.
If you wanted to get all kinds of crazy you could cut away part of the bottom of the heatsink shroud, cut an extra slot in the case back and add a dual slot card
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March 15, 2010 6:28:59 PM

Lol, no that's alright, I think I will just stick with the card I have already chosen. I was just making sure that this one would fit because I have one in the mail now that requires two slots, and I didn't realize that it wouldn't work until it was too late. It's this one...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So when that one arrives, I will just have to send it back and order the Nvidia 9600GT.

I was also wondering, is the 9600GT as good as the HIS 1 GB 4670? Will I still have a good gaming experience?
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 6:40:09 PM

strike74 said:
Lol, no that's alright, I think I will just stick with the card I have already chosen. I was just making sure that this one would fit because I have one in the mail now that requires two slots, and I didn't realize that it wouldn't work until it was too late. It's this one...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So when that one arrives, I will just have to send it back and order the Nvidia 9600GT.

I was also wondering, is the 9600GT as good as the HIS 1 GB 4670? Will I still have a good gaming experience?

Ahh, that's not the 4670 you asked about in another post.
The 9600GT ,I think, is the better card.
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March 15, 2010 6:52:45 PM

Wait, I just remembered, do I need to upgrade my 305W power supply to handle the 9600GT?
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2010 7:28:08 PM

Take a look at the photo I provided, that's an 8800 GTS being powered by the 305 watt psu and a couple of adapter's ( Molex "Y" to dual molex, then dual molex to PCIE ).
The 305 has enough power, it's up to you wether or not you want to use adapter's or upgrade the psu.
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March 15, 2010 7:39:17 PM

Hmmm, I will see how my power supply fairs with the new video card, and will make my judgment then.... thanks for all your help! You tied up a LOT of loose ends for me! :) 
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March 25, 2010 8:17:44 PM

delluser1 said:
No picture's needed.
If you wanted to get all kinds of crazy you could cut away part of the bottom of the heatsink shroud, cut an extra slot in the case back and add a dual slot card
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k78/nightpath/DSCF0196.jpg


I'm having the same issue. Thats a great mod..however the heatsink fins on what I guess is the bus controller is also in the way..which is slightly different than yours. I'm reluctant to cut the fins. I just wanted to point this out so people didn't start cutting the cpu shroud..then realizing they might have to cut the fins too depending on their mobo layout.
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