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Can a Radeon 6950 fit in a hp p7 1145la chassis?

Here are the specs of my computer: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&tmp_geoLoc=true&docname=c03054171]

I bought last week and im really happy with it, it responds really fast, but im a gamer so i want a good graphic card and i was thinking of this video card: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+HD-695X-CDFC+Radeon+HD+6950+Graphic+Card+-+800+MHz+Core+-+2+GB+DDR5+SDRAM+-+PCI+Express+2.1+x16/3930598.p?id=1218443138078&skuId=3930598]

I dont really know if it could fit on the chassis, maybe someone with a pc similar to mine can help and tell me if it could fit and which PSU i could use for it. In case this card doesnt fit could you recommend me some card similar to this one.
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  1. Unfortunately your links do not work.

    Since HP does not offer any internal dimensions, it is difficult to tell, but 6950 cards run anywhere between 10.2" and 11.4" depending on model. You could tape measure it to see. Measure from the back of the case to where the card would hit the hard drive area.

    As for the PSU, assuming it is unobstructed, any good quality 550 watt 80 plus certified or better from Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic, Corsair, or XFX should work fine.

    I would also check Newegg.com prices as they are generally much better than best Buy and they have a better selection.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&Description=6950&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=58&Description=&Type=&N=100007657&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&Manufactory=2031&Manufactory=1516&Manufactory=1669&Manufactory=1459&Manufactory=1697&PropertyCodeValue=1314%3A58401
  2. Ok, i opened my chase and take the measures from the inside i will post some pics so you could see.
    http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2785/videocard3.jpg

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    So the measure from the back of the chassis (obviously from the inside) to the HDD bay its 10.2" (and seems like it could be more without making a hindrance). With this im pretty sure it could fit, but maybe im being dumb but which side does the card go:
    http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6350/videocard1.jpg

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    If it goes this way it will hit the ram sticks and maybe the fan, but if it goes this way:
    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3569/videocard2.jpg

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    There would be no problems.

    With the facts set could you give me your opinion? :)
  3. Ok, i opened my chase and take the measures from the inside i will post some pics so you could see.
    http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2785/videocard3.jpg

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    So the measure from the back of the chassis (obviously from the inside) to the HDD bay its 10.2" (and seems like it could be more without making a hindrance). With this im pretty sure it could fit, but maybe im being dumb but which side does the card go:
    http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6350/videocard1.jpg

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    If it goes this way it will hit the ram sticks and maybe the fan, but if it goes this way:
    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3569/videocard2.jpg

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    There would be no problems.

    With the facts set could you give me your opinion? :)

    The length seems to be okay but you'll definitely have to upgrade your power supply. Yours is rated at 300w which is not enough to run the 6950. Pick up a cheap corsair 600w or antec 550w.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016 Antec

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 Corsair


    EDIT: Didn't see your question. The card would be facing the way you've depicted in the third picture. 10.2 is cutting it pretty close but looks like you may have some room beyond that.
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    The flat side of the card would be on the ram side, and the fan side on the other. I would stick with one of the standard 10.2" cards also known as the reference design.

    My only concern would be the lack of airflow in that case. That is a pretty hot card, and you only have the small exhaust fan. You will also have the PSU fan, but it's main purpose is to keep the PSU cool. It will be working a little harder than normal.

    I would work on getting all those wires to run along the edges of the motherboard, and you may have to invest a few more dollars in something like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119065 It would be mounted a couple of slots over from the video card.
  5. Best answer selected by kevhyn.
  6. Thank you for your help. I will see if the vendor have one of those fans and i´ll try to accommodate the wires so they wont be a nuisance for the video card fans
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