Maximum size of graphic card in case

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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  1. Here is the manual for your computer: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/servicemanuals/S.G_Veriton%20M420_M220_Extensa%20E420_122308.pdf

    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=N82E16814139174
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139058
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187043
  2. 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
  3. :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?
  4. Those cards are very long..
    290mm.
    It should fit.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Even if your card does fit, your pc won't run with a 6950 because of PSU problem.
  9. 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.
  10. will be getting a corsair cx600 psu
  11. alright..
    Does your mobo have a pcie lane?
  12. 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.
  13. ghnader hsmithot said:
    alright..
    Does your mobo have a pcie lane?

    Yes. I have a rs780hvf motherboard
  14. 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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