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I'm thinking of getting a new GPU, a Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2Gb from: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...002&CatId=7005 <-- There. I noticed it's a duel card or something like that, and I want to know if it will fit in my PC, since I've never upgraded a GPU before, I took some pictures so tell me if you think it will fit because right now I have a single GPU, a Radeon HD 6570.

I think it will fit, just wanna make sure before I buy it.

Also tell me what you think of the price $249.99 for the 6950 + Dirt 3 + Deus EX Human Revolution + Total War: Shogun 2. The 6950 is the same price on AMD's website just without the games.

Anyway here are the pictures.






The card next to the 6570 Gpu is my WLAn card.

I can always move it over a space.. Right?

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Yes, it will fit.
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Yes, it will fit.
Good! Thank you!
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It's a dual slot card so it just needs 2 slots, move the WLAN over and you have two slots should be fine. However, the card may be too long to fit. I would look up dimensions of it and measure how much space you have in that case.
What kind of power supply do you have? Big GPU's take a lot more power, and requires PCI-E plugs.

Looks like the 6950 should be about 10.5" long, will that fit?
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Yeah, though you will have to move that wi fi card down a slot, or take it out if you arent using it.
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It's a dual slot card so it just needs 2 slots, move the WLAN over and you have two slots should be fine. However, the card may be too long to fit. I would look up dimensions of it and measure how much space you have in that case.
What kind of power supply do you have? Big GPU's take a lot more power, and requires PCI-E plugs.
The card is 10-11 inches. And the power supply was gonna be my next question, it needs a 500Watt power supply. I have a 450Max power supply, but the peak is 500. So I'm guessing I'll need a new one huh? And what do PCI-E plugs look like? Can you see them in the picture?
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The card is 10-11 inches. And the power supply was gonna be my next question, it needs a 500Watt power supply. I have a 450Max power supply, but the peak is 500. So I'm guessing I'll need a new one huh? And what do PCI-E plugs look like? Can you see them in the picture?
I would highly recommend you buy a new power supply along with the card.
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I would highly recommend you buy a new power supply along with the card.
I can get a 500 or 600 Watt.
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You are going to have to move a thing or two, but yes. It will fit.
    
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It's a dual slot card so it just needs 2 slots, move the WLAN over and you have two slots should be fine. However, the card may be too long to fit. I would look up dimensions of it and measure how much space you have in that case.
What kind of power supply do you have? Big GPU's take a lot more power, and requires PCI-E plugs.

Looks like the 6950 should be about 10.5" long, will that fit?
It will fit, just might get in the way of some wires which I'll have to move around I guess. lol.
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