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Choosing graphics, scared case is too small

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October 17, 2012 5:41:19 AM

Hi, I'm planning on getting a new graphic's card soon but I'm scared the ones I want won't fit into my current case.
right now I have a ATI radeon HD 3400 series, and here's a few pictures:





Here are the ones I'm thinking about:
GeForce GTX 660 Ti:
http://www.frys.com/product/7265283?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
Radeon HD 6870:
http://www.frys.com/product/6815106?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
Radeon HD 6850:
http://www.frys.com/product/6502203?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
GeForce GTX 460:
http://www.frys.com/product/6340791?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

My computer specs:
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3400 series
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
PSU: ??? at around 350w (Will upgrade)
MainBoard: Dell Model 0M017G
Graphic Interface: PCI-Express x16
RAM: 6 GB
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October 17, 2012 5:47:10 AM

What's the name of the case
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October 17, 2012 6:31:03 AM

The best thing to do would be measure the length of your current card and then measure how much room is left in the space at the end (doesn't look like much) then add the two together. Then take your entire PC apart and clean every part in it, that is like a nightmare in there.
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October 17, 2012 6:32:16 AM

That CPU will bottleneck the GPU big time. It really is time for an upgrade if you still have a dual core, otherwise you are more putting band aids on things and wasting money.
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October 17, 2012 6:37:53 AM

what's the monitor resolution.............. and please, take the case outside, reverse the hose on the vacuum cleaner and blow all that dust out of your case............. MINGA.................
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October 17, 2012 6:43:21 AM

Well dont go for GTX 460, HD6850 or HD6870. All of them are outdated series.

Consider the GTX 660 (non TI) - i just wrote a review and its like a GTX 580. Powerful!

If you wanna keep your current PSU, you should look for HD7770
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October 17, 2012 7:24:12 AM

That's what RULERS are for.
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October 17, 2012 10:54:46 PM

I'll probably do the measuring, and I will be getting a new PSU.
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October 18, 2012 2:25:41 PM

swifty_morgan said:
what's the monitor resolution.............. and please, take the case outside, reverse the hose on the vacuum cleaner and blow all that dust out of your case............. MINGA.................
My same thoughts about all that dust i just didn't want to be mean it's pretty bad though :lol: 
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