My old one was plugged into the non-blue one, but I think the 7870 needs PCIe 2.0 or higher, are those the blue ones? I just want to be sure. Motherboard is an ASUS M4A87TD Evo.
Unrelated, the people who built this pc ran a wire from my psu to the top of my mobo that I'm worried will prevent me from having enough room. Is there any way around it, can it be plugged in somewhere else? Am I screwed?
It seems there is room to run it between. I did post a picture, do you mean one showing more of the mobo? So the longer black one my old card was in is x4, so are the light blue ones? So I have to get it into that dark blue one up top?
i ran my mobo cable between the mobo and the card. Enough space near front of the card.
Also, take a pic and post it up. that might help a bunch.
There is room to use the top slot! Just checked. That thing that sticks up on the end of the slot, will that line up with something on the card and snap in out of the way? Sorry I'm being really cautious, first big gpu purchase.
Thank you so much inerax and deemo, you were very helpful. I ended up running it behind the slot after trying the front and not being sure if it was too snug. It fit decently under the support arm, which also helped keep it out of the way when snapping it in.