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Zotac Geforce gtx 560 Tight Fit

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  • Hard Drives
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January 6, 2013 2:32:23 PM

I recently bought a new graphics card for my media center computer (my last one died on me) and I knew it was going to be a tight fit. In order to allow the graphic card to slide into the PCI slot on my MicroATX motherboard, I need to remove the wires that go from my hard drive into the SATA0 slot.

I saw that there are 6 SATA slots on my motherboard: 2 slots labeled SATA0, 2 slots labeled SATA2 and 2 slots labeled SATA3. I tried simply placing my hard drive's wire into the SATA2 slot but it didn't seem to work. Is there any way I can connect my hard drives to any other slot of my motherboard? I have looked at angled SATA wires but the clip will not fit underneath the graphics card.

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January 6, 2013 2:37:45 PM

i am sure it is SATA, not SETA

it should be no problem putting your HDD to any sata port.... try putting it without graphic card installed
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January 6, 2013 2:52:38 PM

Oh yes it's SATA of course, I've been mixing them up a lot. The onboard video on my motherboard has never really worked so I can't see if windows is starting without a graphics card. The computer SOUNDS like it's starting up perfectly with or without the graphics card installed though.
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January 6, 2013 3:00:38 PM

placing GPU will confuse you, which one is failed, i am pretty sure it is not the sata ports.... the GPU itself may failed or just dont have enough power to work well. what is your PSU brand and wattage?
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January 6, 2013 3:02:50 PM

I'm not quite sure what my PSU brand is, I don't know where to find that. My power supply is 350W.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
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January 6, 2013 3:07:06 PM

In BIOS you should have the option to choose which SATA port to boot from.
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January 6, 2013 3:11:22 PM

Mousemonkey said:
In BIOS you should have the option to choose which SATA port to boot from.


Sorry, I'm new to this. I don't understand how I can access the BIOS to change the settings if I am not able to see anything on screen in the first place. It would be great if it is just an issue with the settings rather than a hardware issue :) 
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a c 95 U Graphics card
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January 6, 2013 3:18:25 PM

hell yeah 350W will not enough to power gt 560

power shortage :shakehand
you need to buy corsair 500-600w
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a c 95 U Graphics card
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January 6, 2013 3:20:08 PM

btw dont try once again to power on your machine as it has potential to fail all together
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a c 273 U Graphics card
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January 6, 2013 3:23:16 PM

AMD Radeon said:
hell yeah 350W will not enough to power gt 560

power shortage :shakehand
you need to buy corsair 500-600w

Good point, I didn't see that bit.
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January 6, 2013 3:26:49 PM

Oh okay thank you very much, I doubt that I am going to buy a new power supply since I have absolutely no clue on how to do that and I'm not interested in spending any more money. Can I get a quick recommendation for graphics card that can run somewhat modern games on a 350W power supply? If there is one at least.


Edit: Actually, I checked online and found that I could get a 550W power supply for less than $30. If I can manage to swap the power supply, would this be enough?
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a c 95 U Graphics card
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January 6, 2013 3:39:36 PM

Edit: Actually, I checked online and found that I could get a 550W power supply for less than $30. If I can manage to swap the power supply, would this be enough?

NO, i will assume that 550 at 30usd is a cr*p one. you could get a save PSU from following list :
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450sx2b...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

430w from corsair is the minimun you can get
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January 6, 2013 3:41:26 PM

Best answer selected by WestKnight3.
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January 6, 2013 3:43:42 PM

Okay thanks for the tip! Following the first link, would 430W Corsair be enough to run the graphics card? It doesn't seem like that much of a difference from the 350W that is installed now.
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January 6, 2013 3:47:05 PM

corsair is best quality PSU... their 430W is not the same as you see from another oem PSU
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January 6, 2013 3:53:47 PM

Okay thank you very much for all of your help! I selected your reply earlier as the answer :) . I think I will order that power supply soon, thank you for clarifiying everything for me it was a huge help and I don't think I could have figured it all out otherwise.
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