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Will a GTX 560 Ti fit in on my motherboard?

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October 31, 2011 7:10:36 AM

Hi,

I am looking to upgrade my GPU from my worthless Gigabyte 9400GT to something modern and semi-future proof (won't be obsolete within the year in terms of playing games on high at stable frames).

I want to run with this GPU games on high/max settings with titles ranging SW:TOR, BF3, Skyrim, Civ V, etc.

My monitor's resolution is 1680x1050

My current mobo is a MS-7525 (Boston): (link to pitcure)
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

I was going to get a Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic for $315, because at 8.1' long I think it will fit easily (reason for the high price is because I cannot find one in Australia so I will have to ship from Great Britain)

or am I safe to go for longer cards like the Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC at 9.5' long for $300, or even a Radeon 6950 for the same price?
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October 31, 2011 7:18:43 AM

It will fit your board the question is your case, you can find out using a tape measure. Looking at the CPU specs though I believe those cards will be a little much for the CPU and you would need a new PSU as well.
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October 31, 2011 7:36:47 AM

My case has more than 14' from the rear output of the Graphics Card to the end of the case.

I am worried that the overhang of the Graphics Card past the mobo base and into free space in the case might be an issue.

Also on my mobo there is a cable running from either the orange or cream coloured socket to the right of the picture I linked. It looks like any Graphics Card that goes over it will touch it.
Will that impact the Graphics Card in any way?

I know my CPU and RAM are outdated and will bottleneck almost any card I get, which is why I want a future proof GPU so that when I make a new build next year, I won't have to get a new GPU (and perhaps SLI later on).

As for my PSU, I'm not sure what you mean. When I bought it I though I was getting a good one with a 500W sustained output.

I though GTX 560 Ti's and 6950's were recommended 500W PSU?
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October 31, 2011 7:43:45 AM

I think Gigabyte/msi GTX 560 Ti can install on it.
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October 31, 2011 11:42:42 AM

So I shouldn't worry about the cable at the edge of the mobo getting in the way?
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November 1, 2011 2:33:16 AM

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