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Will the R7870 HAWK fit my setup?

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January 5, 2013 10:05:30 AM

I'm planning on buying a MSI R7870 HAWK after I get some PC parts. I'm using the HP Pavilion p7-1235 as a base and replacing the motherboard, power supply, and processor.
Base Computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel---Core%26%23153%3B-i5...
Future Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Should everything be fine? If not, I am open to suggestions. Please try and keep somewhat in the price range, however the price range is not a strict one at all.

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January 5, 2013 10:32:08 AM
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Motherboard - no. You have picked a full ATX motherboard, the biggest the case is capable of taking is micro ATX (aka uATX).
Power supply - should be ok.
Processor - Yes, with the right motherboard.
Graphics card - I don't think so. The standard ATX and uATX motherboards are 9.6" long, your graphics card is 10.9" long. I think the graphics card would overhang the front of the motherboard and butt into the hard drive cages at the front of the case.

You will also need a new operating system as the one that came with your computer won't activate on a different motherboard.
a c 667 ) Power supply
a c 1026 V Motherboard
January 5, 2013 1:04:02 PM

Yep motherboard has to be micro ATX.
It is an upside down mount so the GPU should stick out above the HDD where there is space.
In all reality you would be better of adding a case like this Antec 300 ill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to your build since you do then not have to worry about space or cooling.
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January 5, 2013 5:46:56 PM

rolli59 said:
Yep motherboard has to be micro ATX.
It is an upside down mount so the GPU should stick out above the HDD where there is space.
In all reality you would be better of adding a case like this Antec 300 ill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to your build since you do then not have to worry about space or cooling.

I was planning on reusing the RAM and such. Would I still be able to able to do that if used that case?
January 5, 2013 5:55:23 PM

Ah, I see what I did. I was recommended a different motherboard for my setup, it was this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and I was also recommended a GTX 660 graphics card with that. Would that be the best choice or is there something better in that price range?
a c 667 ) Power supply
a c 1026 V Motherboard
January 5, 2013 9:08:15 PM

GTX660 and HD7870 are very similar in performance so does not matter which you choose.
Swapping the case you can reuse the same components as if you just replace the board in your current case.
January 6, 2013 3:18:52 AM

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