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Replacing my 560

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Hello.
The GTX 560 in my sigrig, well, doesn't work right. The VRMs, despite having a huge heatsink cooling them, overheat and kick the bleeding thing off. I've 'fixed' it by underclocking the GPU to 720Mhz, but now I think I want to replace it and upgrade my monitor to 1080p.

I've been thinking of getting a 660. I kinda wanted to stay nVidia because Demoscene prods typically work better on nVidia (numb res, anyone? No?), and my universal cooler works a lot better on GPUs that have a heat spreader, All the Nvidias I've seen have one.

The problem lies in the details of my system. The card I use can't really be long than 10" or so. In addition, the radiator I use for my CPU and GPU can't support a larger power envelope than the one I currently have. The 560's TDP is 10 watts higher than the 660, so I think I'm OK there. But the 670 and 680 are out.

But here's the kicker: I don't want the PCI-E power connectors to come out of the top of the card anymore. It makes the lid about impossible to put on, and when I do get it on, it bulges. So does anyone know of any cards that meet my requirements that have the PCI-e connectors on the back?

My computer is weird.
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Tractorbox II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4770k Gigabyte Z87-DS3H Nvidia Geforce 970 G.Skill DDR3-10700 
Hard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Samsung 840 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Athlon 2 X2 240 ASRock 760GM-GS3 Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 250Gig Seagate 
CoolingOSMonitor
Stock FX-6100 cooler Windows XP Wells Gardner 25K7194 
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Currently, all the 660 TIs (at least the ones on newegg) have the power connectors that go in the top of the card.

However, The reference 660 TI and 670 are both very short(it barely goes past the PCI-e connector and its probably shorter than your 560) and you should have no problem fiting one if its reference. thumb.gif
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