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Will a double slotted card fit in my PC? [IMG attached]

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July 18, 2011 10:08:54 PM

Hey guys, this will be my first graphics card purchase, so I would like to get everything right! I humbly ask for your help.

Currently, I am eyeing the Saphire Radeon 5670 1GB GDDR5] (as per Tom's Hardware's Best Graphics Card for Money July 2011) and I noticed that it was double slotted. (one PCI-e slot, takes up two spaces) I looked at my computer, and there was a free panel, but there is a battery and some capacitoatrs also. Will the card fit?

Here is where I am planning on putting it:


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The PCI-e slot is the long, black slot.
Here are the computer specificiations if it helps


If it can't fit, I am thinking of buying this one card albeit slower card.

Any other commentary is also greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

P.S: As a side note, will the default 300W power supply be fine for this card?

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July 18, 2011 11:20:25 PM

It'll be fine. The capacitor and battery will not interfere with any card.

I prefer the following HIS HD 5670 to the Sapphire that you want. It's $5 more, but it exhausts the hot air directly out the back of the card rather than into your case.

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

However, to save money I would rather go with the following Sapphire HD 5670 512MB card for $63 after rebate. The HD 5670 is actually too slow to take advantage of 1GB of VRAM. You may get an extra 1 or 2 frames at best depending on your resolution by going with 1GB of VRAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 18, 2011 11:41:05 PM

as for your second question.....

no there are really no gfx cards that will be supported by a 300 watt psu


so

with that being said..... if you have to invest in a new psu anyway....every 20 dollar bill more you put into that gfx card gets you a lot more
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July 19, 2011 12:24:11 AM

jaguarskx said:
It'll be fine. The capacitor and battery will not interfere with any card.

I prefer the following HIS HD 5670 to the Sapphire that you want. It's $5 more, but it exhausts the hot air directly out the back of the card rather than into your case.

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

However, to save money I would rather go with the following Sapphire HD 5670 512MB card for $63 after rebate. The HD 5670 is actually too slow to take advantage of 1GB of VRAM. You may get an extra 1 or 2 frames at best depending on your resolution by going with 1GB of VRAM.

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

Ah, very interesting. If that's the case, then the link that you posted seems to be the best bet. Why would they even sell a higher memory card if it cannot utilize all of the memory? Perhaps for overclockers? :S

I apologize for doubting you BadTaylorX, but is there no way that the 300W power supply will function? The reason I ask is because the default PC came with an HD 4650 and apparently, this HD 5670 actually consumes less power!

Thanks for the answers so far!

EDIT: After looking a bit more, I have decided to go with your suggestion - the 512 MB Sapphire Radeon 5670 card. Thanks a billion!
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July 19, 2011 7:32:03 AM

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July 19, 2011 12:51:12 PM

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