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Switching to a new computer case


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#1 Fexcad

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

I recently received a Lenovo ThinkCentre and have been trying to upgrade the graphics card for awhile. Unfortunately, after trying multiple cards, Ive come to the conclusion that this pc was just not made for high end graphics. It only has about 3.5 inches of vertical clearance inside, and no card I can find will fit.

So Im basically wondering, since the pc is overall great except the graphics, which is sitting in its case next to me, would it be possible to just transfer all the components to a new case and install the graphics card then? Im worried about how to do the motherboard and cpu, and Im not even sure if its possible.

Any help would be great, and I can post specs if needed.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:03 AM

What is the exact model of the Lenovo?

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:56 AM

Its a ThinkCentre M57p (type 6073)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

Hi there,

- Have you tried any low-profile graphics cards yet?

- Your system's hardware specs: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-68841

- If not a standard ATX or mATX case, you could get one of those HTPC or SFF cases. A decently sized one.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yeah Ive only tried low profile card. They fit vertically but all of them have been too wide. The placing of the HDD and the PCI slot doesnt leave room for the fan attached to the card.

I think at this point I'll just start over with a new motherboard and case. Any idea if a BIOSTAR A780L3B AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard will work with a Intel Core2 Duo CPU e8400@ 3.00GHz?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

The motherboard is a AM3 socket which won't be compatible with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

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