Remove everything on the PCIe/PCI and reinstall the GPU first.
Loosen the mobo mounting screws to give the GPU a bit more "flex" to work with.
You sir are a gentleman and a scholar. I loosened up the mobo a little bit, then i also turned the case, put in the gpu and it fit and the bracket holes showed. I tightened the gpu with the 2 screws and then the mobo screws just a little. Thank u so much!! Now i can sleep good
Btw just how tight do the screws on the mobo have to be?
Can u damage it if you tighten it up too much?