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Windows 7: Potential New Card???

25 Apr 2011   #31
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Oh that is tight....not to start something but remember you have to plug in the six pin connector at the back of the card.....can you post a pic of the case?


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26 Apr 2011   #32
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

YA, I will post a pic tonight when I get home. According to the measurements I found online the only Radeon card that will fit is the 5770. And that is with the power connected also. It will be tight but it should fit. I was all set to get the 5850!! Oh well!
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26 Apr 2011   #33
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

I personally have the GT 430 in another pc on my network that i use for streaming video to my tv (thru 360), its also used as a general use computer internet, etc. the card is pretty capable in everything you're looking for and it even plays a few games relatively well. oh and I would always go with Nvidia over ATI just because of the drivers.
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26 Apr 2011   #34
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried to watch a HD movie while encoding a movie? That is what I am trying to accomplish here. I need more power! LOL
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26 Apr 2011   #35
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

I have a feeling it wouldn't stand up to a scenario like that, In that case I would shoot for something a bit better just to make up for that gap.

I think this card is perfect for your situation, and a good price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3067296&SID=
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26 Apr 2011   #36
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

That is the problem I am having. The perfect one for me would be the Radeon 5850, but it is 1'' to long. So I have to step down untill one fits. Which in my case is the 5770. That is the most powerful card that will fit in my case. Radeon or Nvidia.
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26 Apr 2011   #37
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

how much space you do you have to work with?
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26 Apr 2011   #38
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I have 8.5" including having the plug also. So from front to back plugged in it can not be over the 8.5"
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26 Apr 2011   #39
lnav83

Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomrdiedrich View Post
I have 8.5" including having the plug also. So from front to back plugged in it can not be over the 8.5"
It looks to me like your in a bind. I don't think there are many options at the performance level you want under 8.5" let alone 8". I think the option I provide is a good one at a good price above, and even that is pushing it at 8.25".
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26 Apr 2011   #40
Tomrdiedrich

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Ya, I know. If I had to I could move the PSU cage about .25'' by drilling and riveting, but don't really want to do that. My new PSU is the issue. It's huge! Oh well. Maybe I return that and get smaller one. I think I will investigate that some more. Thanks for bringing my thought process there!! TY

I will post picks this evening so you all can see the issue!
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