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    Graphics card too big for case

    Right guys, I have this case which is for a Dell Optiplex:

    ccpowerpc.com.au/zen…jpg

    Not knowing much about computers I went and bought a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5750 1gb which I've just found out now is too big for my case!

    amazon.co.uk/Sap…8-1


    What options do I have?

    Can I buy a new case and easily move everything OR will I have to buy another suitable GFX card?

    Thanks in advance!

    9 Comments

    you can xfer everything to another case but you may have to fuss with the front panel connectors (power switch, reset etc) to get it to work

    wolf359

    you can xfer everything to another case but you may have to fuss with the … you can xfer everything to another case but you may have to fuss with the front panel connectors (power switch, reset etc) to get it to work



    If thats the case do what I did and pay like £2 for a new power on button from China since the case I use was originally a shop bought pc's case and the power button and the led connector were moulded into one big one and when I tried cutting the plastic it damaged the wire.

    I work with the same size Dell kit at work. You need a riser card to convert the slots into full size ones.

    search.dell.co.uk/1/2…tml

    Hope this helps.

    Original Poster

    maggie444

    I work with the same size Dell kit at work. You need a riser card to … I work with the same size Dell kit at work. You need a riser card to convert the slots into full size ones.[url=http://search.dell.co.uk/1/2/167-dell-pci-pci-riser-3-pci-only-kit.html]http://search.dell.co.uk/1/2/167-dell-pci-pci-riser-3-pci-only-kit.html[/url]Hope this helps.



    Thanks for the link, the problem is if I had that then the case side wouldn't be able to fit back on as it's too wide for the case

    Original Poster

    maggie444

    I work with the same size Dell kit at work. You need a riser card to … I work with the same size Dell kit at work. You need a riser card to convert the slots into full size ones.[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">[url=http://search.dell.co.uk/1/2/167-dell-pci-pci-riser-3-pci-only-kit.html]http://search.dell.co.uk/1/2/167-dell-pci-pci-riser-3-pci-only-kit.html[/url]!Hope this helps.



    Thanks for the link, the problem is if I had that then the case side wouldn't be able to fit back on as it's too wide for the case

    ** UPDATE ** - In fact, having looked again, I see how this works... rather than the card being vertical, it will be horizontal and fit in the case! Brilliant

    ** UPDATE 2 ** - Although this appears to be only PCI and not PCI-e?
    Edited by: "Bane17" 26th Oct 2010

    Yeah the one you want is this one.

    http://snpi.dell.com/snp/images/products/large/YR943.jpg

    Can you not cut your case?

    Wotwot123

    Can you not cut your case?



    Yeah cut the case. It worked for this guy
    [img]forums.bit-tech.net/pic…php?albumid=527&pictureid=5495[/img]
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