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August 30, 2012 5:56:33 AM

I am having trouble choosing Graphic Card for my PC. I have Dell 755 sff

my Choices are:

1. Sapphire 1GB 6670 DDR3
2. MSI 1GB 6670 DDR5
3. Sapphire 2GB 6670 DDR5
4. Sapphire 1GB 6770 DDR5
5. Gigabyte 1GB 6670 DDR3

Another question is since I have sff desktop. My friend suggest me to open the cover of CPU If Graphic Card didn't fit in. Is it right will it harm my PC?

Thanks

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a c 104 U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 7:43:02 AM

I do not know what you mean about taking the cover off of the cpu if the gpu wont fit....is there like a plastic shroud covering the heatsink? if so I would not take that off....I feel like this question has been asked before did you post a question yesterday under a different name? and of the cards you chosen I would go with #4....the GDDR5 variants of the card are faster than the GDDR3 ones and you wont need the 2gb of memory it would just be a waste with that card...

one thing to think about you need a low profile card here a #4 in low profile
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also according to dell the max length on a video card that the case can handle is 6.6 inches and all of those cards exceed that so you may not get this to work but only you can open up your case and see if you can move some cables around or something to get it to fit
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 8:25:27 AM

legendkiller345 said:
Another question is since I have sff desktop. My friend suggest me to open the cover of CPU If Graphic Card didn't fit in. Is it right will it harm my PC?



All of those cards are pretty much the same.

As for removing the cover on your computer. Yes that will allow you to add a full-height/normal graphics card and thus something bigger than a 6670. If you plan on keeping the cover you will have to go for a half-height graphics card.

Just be careful when removing the cover, you won't be able to secure a normal graphics card in place with mounting screws, best to put your case on its side so that the card doesn't "hang" on the pci-x slot. This creates another problem where anything can drop in to your pc and killing it.



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a c 105 U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 8:35:35 AM

Assuming you still have a 275 W psu the 7750 would be also safer than the 6670.

I can't see how removing the cover would make it smaller, you still have the heatsinks and fan sticking out do you ? The plastic case itself is maybe 2mm thick.
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August 30, 2012 8:45:13 AM

Open the cover was just to fit the good card because i didn't want to get a low card because it fits in. If there is no harm to pc then no problem.

@robjordy It was because in case of big width card goes out of case I can open cover to it it. I have 430 psu.

Is 7750 better than 6770?

IS there any difference between a MSI or Sappire product?

@drums101 it is my first post I didn't post anything here before.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
August 30, 2012 9:08:21 AM

thats weird lol someone asked pretty much this exact question yesterday lol...and how would taking the side cover off of the pc help with installing a full height card? there is still only a low profile expansion slot out the back...I dont think he would be able to get the card to seat right if it doesnt fit in the expansion slot out the back
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August 31, 2012 1:01:39 AM

I have replaced Dell 755 SFF with Mini Tower


What will you suggest now??
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August 31, 2012 7:27:33 AM

It is 305W psu now But I want to select Graphic Card first then want to change psu according to Graphic Card requirement.

Do you prefer 7750 over 6670 DDR5 and 6770 DDR5?
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August 31, 2012 7:52:07 AM

If you can go for the 7770, its a 28nm so its very power efficient. Provided that your PSU is made by Dell, who significantly underrate their PSU wattages, you should be fine with the GPU. If your PSU supports 6770 then it definitely will support the 7770. IMO, the two brands I would go for would be MSI and Sapphire because of their quiet and cool coolers. If you still want to go with 7750, then I can tell you that a 7750 is better than the 6770 as the 7750 competes with the 6850.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 8:59:34 AM

There is that awful Dell cooling thing again. What were they thinking when they designed that :pfff: 

You definitely need a very short gpu, maybe this will fit ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or if you go for 6670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would go for the 7750.

I don't think a 7770 will fit.


Only lets hope the 2.1 and 3.0 cards work with your mobo, i think you might have a pci-e 1.0 mobo, this is not always compatible with 2.1 or 3.0 (AMD) cards.
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August 31, 2012 9:06:49 AM

You could always just buy a new CPU cooler which takes up less space. Money wise, I would not recommend anything under a 7850 due to the reason that last gen cards perform better for lower cost.

Gen 2.1 and 3.0 cards are backward compatible with Gen 1.0 slots. Read more here
http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs/pcie3.0_faq/#EQ6
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a c 104 U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 3:16:39 PM

not every amd 2.1 or 3.0 card has issues with a 1.0 PCIE slot it seems to me that its more of a random bug....You could def go the cpu cooler route provided the motherboard has standard mounting holes (havent looked at dell motherboards in a while idk if they make their own mounting system)...what you should do is measure from the expansion slots to the cpu cooler and see how many mm you have to work with
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a c 105 U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 4:06:16 PM

drums101 said:
not every amd 2.1 or 3.0 card has issues with a 1.0 PCIE slot it seems to me that its more of a random bug....You could def go the cpu cooler route provided the motherboard has standard mounting holes (havent looked at dell motherboards in a while idk if they make their own mounting system)...what you should do is measure from the expansion slots to the cpu cooler and see how many mm you have to work with



I know, most do work actually. Only sometimes there are problems, still like to warn for that and not say for sure it will work.
Only when i see somebody with the exact same mobo/gpu combination it's 100% safe.
I don't want to feel stupid because i give an advice to someone and the this persons gets back to say it doesn't work.
Normally i do explain that it's just a small change that it doesn't work, forgot that this time. ( or lazy :p  )
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a c 104 U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 8:03:43 PM

its all good. I was just doing the clarifying for you. I know you didnt mean every card has issues I just wanted to make sure it was 100% clear to the OP he might not have as much background in this as you or I do.
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a c 105 U Graphics card
August 31, 2012 10:04:02 PM

:) 
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a c 105 U Graphics card
September 1, 2012 12:29:23 PM

Why doesn't the Sapphire fit then ? It's the smallest of all.

I don't get it, all your links are pretty long cards
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September 1, 2012 4:53:47 PM

Sapphire model which I am getting have two ports.
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September 4, 2012 3:45:59 PM

Thanks for helping I got 7750
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a c 105 U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 4:04:50 PM

:) 

I assume your working on it now ?
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September 21, 2012 9:19:38 AM

Best answer selected by legendkiller345.
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