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Is my case too small? [SOLVED]

Post by Tripleking on Sat 20 Feb 2016, 16:02

Hello, i don't know if i can put such a topic here. 

So i wan to upgrade and get gtx 980 ti i found one for a good price but its a gigabyte g1 and its the largest card i think so i asked the seller how long it is and said 29.3 cm...... so i went and took pictures i don't know if it will fit inside my case....

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Re: Is my case too small? [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 20 Feb 2016, 16:18

Tripleking wrote:Hello, i don't know if i can put such a topic here. 

So i wan to upgrade and get gtx 980 ti i found one for a good price but its a gigabyte g1 and its the largest card i think so i asked the seller how long it is and said 29.3 cm...... so i went and took pictures i don't know if it will fit inside my case....

http://imgur.com/a/V3MNZ

Well, did you measure the length of your current/old graphics card ? To be even safer, add a margin of at least 1cm on both ends of your current "length". But from the pictures that you posted alone...I can't really suggest anything. 

If you have heard a bit about professional picture analysis, you may know that photographers there always include some form of object in it with a known length, like a particular coin or a special ruler, and from there you could try to extrapolate dimensions of the other objects shown in the picture, often with the help of mathematical calculations and/or specialized software.

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But before I get too-off-topic here, I guess in your case it's best if you just measure the length of your current graphics card yourself, and as hinted, add an additional margin at both ends to be even safer. Razz  Good luck !

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Re: Is my case too small? [SOLVED]

Post by SeoY on Sun 21 Feb 2016, 00:04

Hi there! Very Happy

According to your pictures, it looks like it may be a little tight-fitting. Your current graphics card seems to be almost 23 cm long, and the new one could cause problems with all of those cables. It would almost be like a blockade from the top side of the case to the bottom one, and the cables need some space to pass through. You'll need to organize the cables better and tie them to the edges. It could also clash with the components on the front and not fit at all.

I'd say it's too long to be comfortable. You can try it if you want though, but you may need a bigger case after all. Remember to also check that your motherboard has the appropriate port, just to make sure, although that shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Is my case too small? [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 21 Feb 2016, 07:00

OK, I didn't notice until now the OP was actually using a ruler in the picture...which wasn't clearly visible at first, but yes, it is a ruler in the end.
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In this sense: nice suggestions @SeoY. Very Happy  But that is what happens if you try fiddling around with an existing system: the dimensions of new parts usually cannot be that much bigger than what is there already. What's more, the length of the cables also tend to be 'tight', so fixing them at the edges could be tricky, if not impossible (without using new/longer cables). 

@Tripleking, if the maximum length that you measured in the case "barely" meets the length of the new card, then I myself wouldn't bother in that situation. Try and get something that in terms of length/dimension and other technical specs (maximum wattage, pin connectors, etc.).  

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Re: Is my case too small? [SOLVED]

Post by Tripleking on Mon 22 Feb 2016, 16:32

Thank you Carlos  & SeoY  for your answers you both are awesome Smile i made my mind up not buying the gigabyte g1 so will wait for msi. thanks again!  Hail King Tea!




Mod edit: problem solved, topic closed. Have fun !

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