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Good Gaming GPU for a tiny mobo

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February 8, 2013 7:56:33 PM

So I have a relatively small computer, and I recently got a new mobo for it, and it had to be a smaller sized one of course. I ended up going with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now I'm curious as to what a good GPU would be that could fit in that tiny little thing. I need to make sure it wouldn't hit the sata cable plug ins, or the chipset, or the ram tabs. IF I REALLY need to, I will return the mobo, get a new case, and a different mobo, and rebuild everything. But I'm trying to avoid that. I'm looking for one that would be comparable to a GTX660, and be around 200$.

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a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2013 8:12:54 PM

I think the case is going to be the only thing to worry about, someone in the comments had a 10in card on there, and the board is only 9.6in.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 8, 2013 8:23:16 PM

Yeah, wouldn't case size matter more than board size?
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February 8, 2013 8:28:35 PM

Well I was eyeballing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After thinking about it, it seems like it would be obstructed by the chipset and the sata cable ports. the case can fit a graphics card that is up to 10 inches at the max (would be touching metal) in the top slot, and 15 in the bottom two. if it was in the bottom two it wouldn't really suck air up well, as the bottom of the case is right there. I just don't want to get a graphics card just to find out it wouldn't fit because the ports/chipset are too high up and don't let it fit.
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 8, 2013 8:35:59 PM

Looking at your board, it looks like both the chipset and the SATA ports are not issues even for very long cards. The SATA ports are all pointed horizontally across the motherboard specifically to not conflict with space with large PCIe cards such as long graphics cards and the chipset's cooler looks like it doesn't extend past the top of the PCIe slots.

You wouldn't be able to move the memory modules without removing the graphics card, but other than that inconvenience, it looks like there wouldn't be any issue with any graphics card short of 10" in the first slot.
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February 8, 2013 10:52:57 PM

Best answer selected by Talfur.
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February 8, 2013 10:53:21 PM

Thanks for the clarification guys :) 
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a c 87 U Graphics card
February 8, 2013 10:54:40 PM

Glad to help.
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