Upgrading to a GTX 560ti from a GT 545, Will it fit?

Hey, First post here and i have no clue how these things work, I'm more of a software guy then a hardware guy,

Heh. Anyways, I'm awfully confused about how graphics cards fit, What do the terms "Single slot, double, triple, ect" mean? Does it take more then one PCI slot or is it something else?

So I'm wondering if a single GTX 560 TI would fit on my setup/motherboard (Listed below)


Thanks in advance, i'm generally an idiot about this sort of thing and google has been failing me.


AMD athlon II x4 processor 3.10 Ghz

6 GB of RAM

64 bit windows 7

GT 545 GPU (Obvious.)

N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix) motherboard
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  1. Your PSU is as important when you're trying to buy a new GPU.
    Could you list it?
  2. What case do you have? sinlge, triple, and dual slot determines how many lanes on your motherboard and case the card takes up. if your board has a pci express slot available more than likely you have the room for the card
  3. Well, after doing a little reading on that board, it does have a pcieX16 slot which is obvious.
    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX-Alvorix-motherboard-video-card-upgrade/td-p/1373541

    Here's an example for a single slot or a double slot card,
    Single slot 570 (it'll only take up one slot of space)


    Here's the regular double slot 570
  4. So, It only takes one PCI 16 slot, but takes 2 rows of space?


    PSU is a low one, but once i get the GPU i'm getting this corsair one. How would it fare? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139024
  5. Sorry for double post, but this is my computer, with the exception of the graphics card and PSU coming up.

    http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=5080737&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c02859337
  6. That PSU should be more than enough.
    And it should support fairly well. So you're good to go.
    Quote:
    So, It only takes one PCI 16 slot, but takes 2 rows of space?

    Exactly.
  7. So just to make sure, All gpu's only take one physical pci slot, and when it says "Double and triple" it's only referring to rows of space?

    Thanks a ton for the help, this was probably the most confusing part for me.
  8. that is correct.
  9. Last question, How's my case? From the earlier link i posted.
  10. Yes your case will have clearance for a dual slot card
  11. The case is good to go.
    It's not a slimline, and if it was, I'd have been worried.
  12. three more questions.

    How's my CPU? I don't generally boost graphics beyond medium-high unless it helps in a way (Detail is good to have when sniping in BF3)

    I currently have a 1280x1024 LG monitor, No HDMI and has served me well and runs at 75 HTZ, but i was wondering if any of you could find a low budget (Not ungodly expensive) 120hz monitor that can run 1280x720 or something simmiliar to that, that won't require my performance to take a huge hit

    Is the difference between an amd cpu and an intel CPU, both quad cores and samish speeds THAT noticeable? Or will the GPU do most of the difference making
  13. Yea its better to have Intel for gaming
  14. Any case that allows discreet GPU's should easily fit a 560ti. My brother used it in one of the smallest cases available for micro atx boards.
  15. yea agreed
  16. Waffleking said:
    three more questions.

    How's my CPU? CPU is okay, but not great for a HD 7850 I don't generally boost graphics beyond medium-high unless it helps in a way (Detail is good to have when sniping in BF3)

    I currently have a 1280x1024 LG monitor, No HDMI and has served me well and runs at 75 HTZ, but i was wondering if any of you could find a low budget (Not ungodly expensive) 120hz monitor that can run 1280x720 or something simmiliar to that, that won't require my performance to take a huge hit Why not go for a 20' monitor, if you don't need a 1080p one?

    Is the difference between an amd cpu and an intel CPU, both quad cores and samish speeds THAT noticeable? From the one you have, it is noticeable, but you won't be having much problems with your X4 Or will the GPU do most of the difference making Techincally speaking, yes, the GPU will make the most difference while gaming.
  17. Thanks a ton, that was it for this thread i swear :D

    Later all, And thanks a ton.
  18. You're welcome. :)
  19. No problem. Come back if you have further questions
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