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Dual slot GPU and my case.

Last response: in Components
August 6, 2010 3:30:32 PM


Im looking forward to buy an XFX HD 4890 graphics card, but as we all know they usually take 2 slots of the back of the case.
So when i looked at my cases back, i saw that i have only 6 one slot places for cards. Then my question is - will i be able to install the hd 4890 card? I cant take off that steel/aluminium line between slots. Will it be ok if there would be this line between connectors of the card and hot air output? Will I even be able to install it there? I hope you understood my questions.

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August 6, 2010 3:32:51 PM

as long as there isnt a card in the slot directly below your PCI-E x16 slot it should fit.
August 6, 2010 3:39:54 PM

And that line will not interfere with the graphics card?
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August 6, 2010 3:40:31 PM

Petey1013 said:
as long as there isnt a card in the slot directly below your PCI-E x16 slot it should fit.

+ you have a casing long enough to hold the card

also do you mean you cant break the "cap" of the slots? just push them inward from the back. it it has a hook, then unhook it.....

and by "line" if you mean the "stip" seperating the two slots, then no, your good
August 6, 2010 3:44:58 PM

oh really? Well thats a relief. thank you. I will post some pictures of my case and how it all looks later.
August 12, 2010 8:46:27 AM

Please before you read anything here, read this thread:


So, i promised to put some pictures. And I have changed my mind about the gpu, its not going to be HD 4890, im going to take GTX 460, because, as we all know its a really kick ass card.

August 12, 2010 8:47:31 AM

So will I be able to install the GTX 460, cuz i have those one slot places for cards...
a b ) Power supply
a c 273 U Graphics card
August 12, 2010 8:50:20 AM

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  • Update.
    August 12, 2010 1:59:43 PM

    Yep. When people say dual slot they Just mean it takes up 2 slots, but it still only plugs into 1 PCI-E slot.