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ATI 5850 doesn't fit - not sure if case or motherboard

Last response: in Systems
November 28, 2012 8:36:02 PM

I got a 5850 from a friend and it does not line up to fit into the motherboard. The case is an antec 300-2 and the motherboard is a z77a GD65, both of which has specifications that say it should fit this 9.5" card. I've including a photo:

As you can see, the card to backs into the left side of the case yet it does not line up at all to fit into the motherboard. Did I miss something? are the specs not what i thought they were? Any help would be great.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
November 28, 2012 9:47:54 PM

on the front of the video card, the chromed steel, has a "tab" on the bottom that has to fit between the motherboard and the case. looks like you need to slightly angle the card before inserting the other end into the pci-e slot. ( the power strip )