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Windows 7: Will a dual slot card fit?

01 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Will a dual slot card fit?

Hey, I've finally decided to buy a new graphics card. It wouldn't fit in my current PC case, nor would my current PSU. Therefore I have to buy a new PSU and a new PC case too. I will move pretty much everything except the old PSU and graphics card (GT 320) to the new case.

The card I intend to buy is GeForce GTX 560.
GeForce GTX 560 - Specifications - GeForce

The specs say it is dual slot, but I'm not sure if it fits in my motherboard, which is nForce 720a MCP.
NVIDIA nForce 720a MCP

The case I intend to buy is Xigmatek Midgard.
Xigmatek Midgard Review - Page 1/6 | techPowerUp

The PSU I intend to buy is Antec High Current Gamer 520W.
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 520W Review - Page 1/8 | techPowerUp

Check my profile specs if you need more information.

The question is: Will the dual-slot card fit in my case with the other components?
I don't know much about these things, thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

The case looks ok, the psu is enough though some would say to go with a much stonger one.

Dual slot card means, that you can't use the slot below the 16x slot that you put the card in. I would say yes it fits, though you must do some calculations about the case to make sure that you have enough space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

According to the manufacturer's site XIGMATEK,
the "add-on card length" is 295mm (11.6141 inches).
Any card you buy shouldn't be any longer than 11 1/2 inches.
Dual slot means that it will occupy (overhang) the next slot.
The PCI slot next to the PCI-E slot cannot be used.

The PSU will fit, as the case is longer.
PSU cable management may be a challenge.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


Parts finally arrived and after some hard work that took most of the day (my first time doing this) I finally moved my components to a new case and replaced the old graphics card and power supply unit.

Thanks to both of you. Dual-slot card indeed fits, but it's not very cozy inside with all those cables. Solved.
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