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December 1, 2012 10:43:50 PM

Hello,
I am looking at upgrading from my 8400GS graphics card to something better. I have been thinking about buying a GTX 570 or GTX 560 TI 448 cores. There is a deal on NewEgg that is only for today, but I just realized that my mobo might not be able to fit such a big card in there. My mobo is the ASRock H55M-LE. A 10 inch card would go to the edge of where my HDD and such are in my case, and the memory slots on my mobo look like they could cause the gpu's from fitting. Does anyone know if I'd be able to fit the card in there or do you think a video card of that size is not possible? Such a let down if so...

Thanks,
Chris
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December 1, 2012 10:55:22 PM

FlamTaps said:
Hello,
I am looking at upgrading from my 8400GS graphics card to something better. I have been thinking about buying a GTX 570 or GTX 560 TI 448 cores. There is a deal on NewEgg that is only for today, but I just realized that my mobo might not be able to fit such a big card in there. My mobo is the ASRock H55M-LE. A 10 inch card would go to the edge of where my HDD and such are in my case, and the memory slots on my mobo look like they could cause the gpu's from fitting. Does anyone know if I'd be able to fit the card in there or do you think a video card of that size is not possible? Such a let down if so...

Thanks,
Chris


what case do you have? or if you have a prebuilt brand pc what brand/model is?
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December 1, 2012 10:58:56 PM

I bought the pc from AllPcZone on eBay, and I can't find a model number for the case. It's 18 inches if I measure from the back to the front on the outside, it that helps. I think the motherboard looks more restricting than the case itself. I guess..
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December 1, 2012 11:05:26 PM

I went back to the eBay channel and he's still selling copmputers with the same default case...It's a BCC Voyager Mid-Tower ATX
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December 1, 2012 11:07:08 PM

well your motherboard can certanly use the card, its very hard to know if it fits w/o even knowing the model of the case, but if its 18 inches, i once installed a 10" card on my pc (which is a dell xps 435t case) and i can say it was barely fitting, the part where the video card goes its 20" long, but theres a fan at the end, this is a pic of my case, check and compare it woth yours, hope it helps.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=xps+435t&hl=en&sa=X&tbo=...)3.jpg&w=575&h=599&ei=aKm6UMqEMsmZiQLj3YAQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=327&sig=112397378918369684046&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=132&start=0&ndsp=48&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:106&tx=13&ty=98

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December 1, 2012 11:08:25 PM

FlamTaps said:
Hello,
I am looking at upgrading from my 8400GS graphics card to something better. I have been thinking about buying a GTX 570 or GTX 560 TI 448 cores. There is a deal on NewEgg that is only for today, but I just realized that my mobo might not be able to fit such a big card in there. My mobo is the ASRock H55M-LE. A 10 inch card would go to the edge of where my HDD and such are in my case, and the memory slots on my mobo look like they could cause the gpu's from fitting. Does anyone know if I'd be able to fit the card in there or do you think a video card of that size is not possible? Such a let down if so...

Thanks,
Chris


Motherboards are designed to fit such cards. Most of the card will overhang the slot next to the pcie-X4 slot.
Your only concern might be the length and if it will extend into the drive cage of your case.
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December 1, 2012 11:12:58 PM

Thank you both for your quick replies. That eases my mind a bit. So, when you look at this picture of the motherboard, it doesn't look like a big card like that would hit the ram slots or the little square thing on the other side of the gpu's slot?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H55M-LE/

I'm not trying to second guess either of you, just want to make sure because I'm about to order the graphics card :D 
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December 1, 2012 11:14:47 PM

Hey btw, why dont you better get a 660 gtx? its the latest generation and price its the same or cheaper than those that you want, and that for sure fits on your case.
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December 1, 2012 11:22:41 PM

I've been under the impression that the 660 is not as powerful as the 570. And I've found the 570 for 200 dollars and it comes with Assassin's Creed, and the 560 TI 448 for 169.99 after rebate. The 660's have been more expensive, atleast the ones I've found. But since the 660 is only 9.5 inches maybe I'll have to go with that
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December 1, 2012 11:30:24 PM

i think the 660 gtx also comes with assasins creed 3 free from nvidia, check that up anyway, and also heres a little chart from nvidia of the card general performance http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt... (check the bottom of the page) as you can see the 660 gtx performs a little better than the 570 and the 560 ti, hope this helps :D .
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December 1, 2012 11:35:42 PM

Dnx, thanks for your help, you're the man(or woman). I had been looking at a different comparison, from hwcompare.com, and it was saying that the 570 beat the 660 in pixel rate and bandwidth, but lost considerably in texel rate. But i can't argue with data coming from geforce. So, you dont think the 660 would have an issue fitting next to my DIMM slots? Or inside my case? If not thats probably what I'll go with once i find a good deal.
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December 1, 2012 11:39:06 PM

Also, since my motherboard is only PCI 2.0, would that make the 660 not the right choice since it is PCI 3.0?
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December 1, 2012 11:41:14 PM

ok check, just to be on the safe side, heres a deal on newegg as well, its a 660 gtx 2gb, comes with assasins creed 3 free, the brand its zotac, its not as known as evga or such, but the card is well rated also, if you register the product i heard they give you lifetime warrantym and the best part is thet their 660 gtx its only 7.5" long, so you dont have to risk that part here is the link, hope it helps :D .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

im a man btw :p 
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December 1, 2012 11:49:46 PM

Im using myself a 2.0 port for a gtx 670, and while playing gw2, maxed setting inlcuing supersample, i got over 70 fps depending on the area i am in, sometimes i got over 90-100 fps, on wvw which is one f the most intensive parts of the game i get over 40-50 fps. so thats ok. just check your cpu isnt to old so it will not bottleneck the card.
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December 1, 2012 11:53:49 PM

My cpu is an i5 760@2.8GHz. Shouldn't bottleneck, correct? Also, do I just select one of your responses as the best answer to properly thank you for your help? You helped tremendously! Thanks again :D 
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December 1, 2012 11:55:45 PM

na its ok, your cpu will do just fine, thx for that, glad i could help.
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December 1, 2012 11:56:24 PM

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