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November 23, 2012 1:50:37 AM

So i've been looking to upgrade to a Graphics card in my computer since i got it a while back (it's currently just using the integrated chip it came with), it is basically this thing.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Haven't done anything to it since i got it, but black friday is here, as are holiday deals in general, so i figured i'd look to get a good card, i saw Newegg and TigerDirect were selling the GTX 560ti at a pretty decent discount, read some reviews on newegg and a lot said it was big, so I looked up a video of someone installing one, and I'm just pretty sure it's not going to fit in this case/mobo. I could be wrong, but just from eyeballing it, i'm doubtful. So I guess my first question is am i going to need to get a new case or motherboard for any new card/is the 560ti just enormous/am i just, as someone who has not installed a video card before, wrong? And the secondary question would be a standard 'what kind of card is a good fit in my price range, etc'. Obviously pretty much any dedicated card is going to outclass the integrated chip that's in there now.

Not sure this is totally necessary since i'm more worried about the size than anything else, but here's the template from the sticky.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
Looking to buy a card before christmas, hopefully get a pretty good card a bit cheaper than usual.
Price range I'd say <$170

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Want to be able to run most modern games at medium settings or better, don't need to go crazy with it, but the integrated thing is a bit silly at this point.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
Currently just using the integrated graphics chip it came with, it's a GeForce 9100 for whatever that's worth

The PSU is this bestec thing http://www.ehow.com/list_7576651_bestec-atx0300d5wc-spe...

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
CPU is an AMD Athlon IIx4 630 2.8 GHz

MoBo is a Pegatron Violet6

Currently have 6G of memory, but will probably upgrade this as well to 12 gigs, i'm thinking.

The case is a pretty standard HP Pavillion case.


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
I like newegg, but if it's cheaper elsewhere, whatever, and i'm in the US

PARTS PREFERENCES:
None at all

Not worried about Overclocking/SLI/Crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
1370x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
If there's any newbiness here, or i'm missing any important info i'll fix it asap. I'm mostly just wondering what the best card I can get into this case is or if I'd be best upgrading the case/MoBo first. Thanks in advance.

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November 23, 2012 2:26:22 AM

I'd open up the case and measure how much space you've got from the back I/O panel to the drive bays and compare to the length of the cards. The 560ti is 9" long. If you've got that much clearance inside you'll be good. Anyways once you measure how much room you've got to work with you can base your card purchase off of that. For your price range and usage I'd go with a gtx650 or 650ti.

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-PCI-Express-Grap...

You can use this to compare cards while shopping:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

Good luck!
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November 23, 2012 12:36:59 PM

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