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Windows 7: Half height PCI mounting bracket BUT full height slot.

22 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
Half height PCI mounting bracket BUT full height slot.

I have an Acer Aspire X1800 in a ridiculously small case. Everything gets way too hot and no room for cooling. Plus according to eXtreme Power supply calculator the supplied 220W PSU is well below recommended minimum (and making noises!). So I've nearly finished moving the hardware across to a Thermaltake V4 case with 450W PSU ($73 all up).
I want to keep the old Nvidia 9500GT graphics card but it has a low profile (~1/2 height) mounting bracket with DVI & hdmi holes. The card does really need to be secured. Any suggestions????
(I don't want to buy another graphics card as this is not my main PC)

Edit: I'm asking the question here because I'm guessing quite a few people may have thought about doing something similar. ie. OEM PCs from a crappy little case to a decent sized case.

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22 Nov 2011   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Did you check your box for your video card. I have a half height video card that had a short and long mounting bracket. If not, you may be able to find them online.

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22 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

No other brackets the whole guts were salvaged from a prebuilt Acer. I thought there may have been some sort of universal full height bracket. I didn't see anything like that when I had a look around.
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22 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Any good computer store may well stock the full-height bracket you need.
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22 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Any good computer store may well stock the full-height bracket you need.
If only it was that easy. You need the holes in the right spot for your particular (oldish) PCI card. I thought it may have been a more common issue but apparently not.
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22 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

In te US, I'd say eBay:

GeForce 9800 9600 9500 GT Radeon HD 4890 4870 4850 4830 Dual Slot Bracket ZOTAC | eBay

I don't know whether it'd be helpful in Australia, though.
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 Half height PCI mounting bracket BUT full height slot.

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