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#1 bouzlah

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:03 PM

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This is my computer (ACER AX3400-E3102) open.
Visibly, the slot for the graphics card (on the top) PCI x 16 does not allow much space for the graphics card.

WHAT DO I DO? D:

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#2 caperjac

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:15 PM

what do you want to do ,a basic pci-e video card will fit ,if your looking to put a big gaming card ,then i suggest you buy a real gaming tower

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#3 bouzlah

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:18 PM

I'm not a gaming freak, but the graphics card i have curently is horrible, so if you find one with idk 512MB of memory ddr3 it would be excellent

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:39 PM

I can't find ANY video card that seems to fit in

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:17 PM

Your power supply is only 220W which is really low. If you are comfortable about transferring everything to a bigger case with a higher wattage power supply, then you would have more options on choosing a graphics card.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:14 PM

uhm yeah
these tiny cases require a lot of planning on
parts an fit.
as Michael mentioned, you will likely need a better power supply
if you get anything with real horsepower in it.
most single slot GPU are going to be maybe fits there.
the new Nvidia 550's may be what you need.
its dimensions are 8.27" x 5.51" x 1.5" which is quite svelte for a modern card
nvidia 550
You, yes YOU! STAND STILL WITH IT! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:51 PM

That is still a standard dual slotted card. You case is also probably slimline, meaning you would need a low-profile card. Also, not all slimline cases accept standard ATX power supplies.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:30 AM

Most slimline cases, uses mini-itx power supply and the highest wattage i've seen for it is 350W which is still low.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:46 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121447

WILL THIS WORK?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:33 AM

That might work but your power supply is still pretty low.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:12 AM

Yes I know it is, but unfortunately I really can't buy a power supply or anything, and now i'm really worried whether this card will work on my computer or not because it has a high wattage

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

And I don't even know how much power it uses, and if it 220 watts will make it run at the least

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:57 PM

The card requires 350W. It may power on, but once you do tasks which put load on it, your computer may have issues.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:22 PM

The only option left is to change out the case to a larger case.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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#15 bouzlah

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:01 PM

What kind of issues?

All I want to do is for games, is there a smaller Card? (And do I return this one to ASUS?)




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