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May 14, 2012 3:36:58 PM

Hey guys.
Im planning to change my Graphics Card from this:

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGT52...

to this:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...


BEFORE YOU GO FURTHER INTO TRYING TO ANSWER.
with the Gigabyte one, is the Fans pointing up or down?
cause if its up then i have all the space i have, but if below, then read below, cause it will hit my Wireless adapter...


but my problem is about the height, yes it shows the height in the GPUs but it doesnt make any sense!

the Asus is 4.76inch
which converts in google to MM

4.76 inch = 120.90400 millimetres
WTF?!

whereas the Gigabyte one is just
43mm

The only reason im having problems with this is when i opened my PC before, and roughly measured the height of my GPU it was like 1mm short of hitting my Wireless adapter...

Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 4:13:52 PM

Fan up or down depends on your case, but the cooling element is on the same side of both cards
The Asus is a low profile ( otherwise known as half height ) card
The 4.76" measurement is actually width and refers to the slot bracket
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a c 181 U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 11:56:01 PM

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Like said above the fan will be on the same side of the card you have nows heat sink plus the card you want to get will take up two single expansion slots. Since you have a low profile card I would bet you have to use one again.

Problem is they don't make one in the 560 that I know of. Most normal sized cards are about 6" wide and 7" to 12" long. I guess you will have to rethink this and make sure before you buy and Good luck to you
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a c 196 U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 12:11:54 AM

I think the best low profile (half height) graphics card is the Radeon 5670 or 6670, but those are hard to find at a good price. I know there are some on newegg.

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

If your case is a slim case, you are going to need to get a slim card. If your case is regular, then you can use a regular card.
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May 15, 2012 2:12:19 AM

DM186 said:
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Like said above the fan will be on the same side of the card you have nows heat sink plus the card you want to get will take up two single expansion slots. Since you have a low profile card I would bet you have to use one again.

Problem is they don't make one in the 560 that I know of. Most normal sized cards are about 6" wide and 7" to 12" long. I guess you will have to rethink this and make sure before you buy and Good luck to you


I have a micro ATX Mobo in a ATX case
what defines to me being stuck in a low profile Graphics card?

my specs:
i5-2320 3ghz
Mobo: P8H61-M PRO
http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P...
8GB Ram
60GB SSD
2TB HDD
800Watts PSU
in a Aerocool PGS V VXR-LE case...

Thanks

one more thing... actually yes im using a low profile one but it takes 2 slots...
a little more longer heatsinks would hit my Wireless adapter that is 3 slots below...

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a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 2:37:57 AM

jomari29 said:
I have a micro ATX Mobo in a ATX case
what defines to me being stuck in a low profile Graphics card?

my specs:
i5-2320 3ghz
Mobo: P8H61-M PRO
http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P...
8GB Ram
60GB SSD
2TB HDD
800Watts PSU
in a Aerocool PGS V VXR-LE case...

Thanks

one more thing... actually yes im using a low profile one but it takes 2 slots...
a little more longer heatsinks would hit my Wireless adapter that is 3 slots below...

That's due to the big passive heatsink
The new card will only take 2 slots as well
Nothing to worry about
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 181 U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 3:01:51 AM

Well ok you can use the card and probley would have helped if you had listed all your specs at the begining. But when you show a low profile card and ask questions about the low profile card.

Then we think you have to have a low profile card. But if you get that card you should look at the 560 ti's which is a better card than the 560. And both cards will work with out touching your wireless adapter.

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

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/543?vs=547
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May 15, 2012 3:06:28 AM

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