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May 13, 2011 1:33:25 PM

I have an acer extensa E420 desktop pc. I was wondering what was the maximum size of graphic card i could fit in the case.
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May 13, 2011 4:27:44 PM

Here is the manual for your computer: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/ser...

It has a 300 Watts PSU. An add-on Graphics card with 512 MB memory needs a minimum of 300 Watts, 18 Amps on the 12 volt rail. This is cutting it too close.

You will be able to install a 256 MB Graphics card. Some examples of cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 13, 2011 4:33:43 PM

A HD5670 512mb or a HD4650 1gb would both work fine
very low powered cards
I have read of HD5670 running on 250w
HD5670 is about 65-70 watts max
and the HD4650 is about 55-60 watts max
neither one needs external power connector
I have a HD4650 1gb in a Dell with a 280w power supply
Plan on getting the HD 5670 this month

Just dont get too crazy with multiple hard drives and dvd burners
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May 13, 2011 5:28:02 PM

:o  I place an order for an HD 6950 already. What do i do?

By the way I was referring to the length of the card. Do you know if that card will fit in that case?
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May 13, 2011 5:32:35 PM

Those cards are very long..
290mm.
It should fit.
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May 13, 2011 5:34:06 PM

if i am correct your depth should be around 400mm.You might have to sacrifice a hdd.But i think it should fit.I am not saying it would but base on everything i have seen yes it should.
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May 13, 2011 6:50:17 PM

depends on the physical size of the case what cards you can put in... smaller cases, smaller cards... simple really...

Width 183 mm; Depth 455 mm; Height 370 mm .
it should be able to fit every card out atm but as above said you will have to sacrifice at least 1 drive bay.
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May 15, 2011 3:57:33 AM

My school computer labs are full of that Acer model, and I doubt a 6950 would fit.
If you ordered the card already, you might as well order a new PSU, a new case to fit in the card, a new mobo since your pc's mobo probably doesn't have a x16 lane. and a new cpu to balance out the bottleneck. You might as well just build a new PC, or get rid of the 6950 and get one of those crappy cards from Ubrale's list
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May 15, 2011 3:58:30 AM

Even if your card does fit, your pc won't run with a 6950 because of PSU problem.
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May 15, 2011 4:33:24 AM

szbxa said:
Even if your card does fit, your pc won't run with a 6950 because of PSU problem.

yes.. you would need a 550w for an ati hd6950.
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May 15, 2011 4:46:19 PM

will be getting a corsair cx600 psu
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May 15, 2011 4:49:47 PM

alright..
Does your mobo have a pcie lane?
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May 15, 2011 5:06:02 PM

gamer3d said:
will be getting a corsair cx600 psu

The Corsair CX 600 is on sale today at Newegg for $36.99 (after MIR) under "Shell Shocker" deals - starting at 4:00 PM PDT.
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May 15, 2011 6:12:40 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
alright..
Does your mobo have a pcie lane?

Yes. I have a rs780hvf motherboard
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May 15, 2011 7:56:39 PM

gamer3d said:
Yes. I have a rs780hvf motherboard

Then all is set.If there are problems encountered then please dont hesistate to ask.
And i vote Ubrales gets best answer.
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