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February 28, 2013 6:10:08 AM

Hi, thank you for your time first of all :)  ,

To get to the point and not waster your time i have a problem with a small case and would need a shorter videocard to put into my current pc. Currently im running a 6750, so i wanted to upgrade to a 7870 xt saphire but it seems too long to fit in my tight little HP case so i would like to know any good smaller graphics cards? I can fit a couple inches longer than the 6750. Aswell as gaming in 1080p and playing games like the witcher 2. (dont need ultra grapics with everything on x16 lol)

Thank you for your time.

Specs:
Cpu: Amd athlon ii x4
Gpu:xfx hd 6750
Psu: corsair gs 600w
Hardrive:hitachi 1 tb
Ram: 6 GB

PS: I got a 270 dollar budget and dont plan on building a new pc until i get to university so id rather not have to spend on a new case and motherboard and a new gpu since i really dont have that much cash right now. lol

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February 28, 2013 6:38:55 AM

A 7870 would bottleneck your cpu quite a bit. I would consider upgrading that if you want to get a new gpu. Also whats your Motherboard, cause 2 6750's in crossfire are amazing, equal to a 560ti, still would consider upgrading that cpu though. IF you want, you can get a 550ti for around 120-140 or a 7770.
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February 28, 2013 6:41:31 AM

02350 said:
A 7870 would bottleneck your cpu quite a bit. I would consider upgrading that if you want to get a new gpu. Also whats your Motherboard, cause 2 6750's in crossfire are amazing, equal to a 560ti, still would consider upgrading that cpu though. IF you want, you can get a 550ti for around 120-140 or a 7770.


My motherboard is a FOXCONN2AB1 I believe.

And can i just buy a single 560ti? is it short and wont bottleneck my cpu?
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February 28, 2013 6:43:49 AM

If you are only concerned with space, and since you haven't told us anything about your case or OEM system, how about you tell us how much space you have inside?
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February 28, 2013 6:46:22 AM

Its an HP P7 case. It holds my 6750 (which is 8 inches in length) with an inch or two of space without getting caught up in the psu wires.

Aswell as any extra ideas about buying a gpu would be wonderful sorry if i didnt come out as grateful. I just thought my cpu wasnt that big of a problem not enough to bottleneck a decent graphics card.
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February 28, 2013 6:53:23 AM

tigerg said:
OK, so, you can figure out your approximate maximum card length and go shopping on the internet for a card that fits. Most manufacturers list the card dimensions in their specifications.

For example: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/HD7770DC1GD5/#specif...


Lol Thank You I understand thats what i need to do but i believe the 560 ti is perfect but id like some advice whether my cpu will hinder performance too much or not. AMD ATHLON II X4 645

Thank you.
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February 28, 2013 7:13:06 AM

it should fit, its not much larger then a 6750 which i used to have, maybe an inch or 2 more. your motherboard can handle a 560ti, turns out i was wrong your cpu will do, it may bottleneck only with demanding games like witcher on ultra settings so just get 560ti and your golden.
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February 28, 2013 7:16:06 AM

Ahh ok thank you very much. :) 

Aswell astigerg, thank you for your help and insight aswell. :) 
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