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Nvidia 6800GT in a HP a1020N case?

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Hello,

I am building a rig for my little sister which consists of these components:

Os:Windows XP Pro
Memory:512mb
Videocard: Nvidia 6800GT
PSU: 450W Gladiator
Proc: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Case: Modified HP A1020N

Now my question is this, the HP case has 3 or 4 PCI slots, the motherboard has 7, will i need to use the PCI-e slots on the motherboard to run the 6800gt or can i just use the PCI slot on the motherboard for the 6800gt.

Looking at the connection, i am guessing i would need to use the PCI-e slot.

Would i need to buy a case with 7 pci slots?

I completely forgot about the motherboard having 7 and the case having 3-4, so my budget was 350, so far i have spent $322, so i'd say im doing pretty good budgetwise, but most cases/towers are not cheap.

Thanks.
     
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The case has pci slots? that doesn't sound right. The case has nothing to do with pci slots. If your talking about the spaces in the back of the case, you will only be able to use that many of the pci slots.

PCI-e and PCIare differant, that motherboard has 3 PCI ports, 2 PCI-e x1 and 2 PCI-e x16 slots btw.


But to your questions, you shouldn't have to buy a new case, and you will have to put the 6800 gt in the PCI-e x16 slot.
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Lol, yes the slots on the back of the case, it was worded wrong.

And i have the same motherboard in my primary rig so i know what it has and what it does.

Looks like ill have to buy a new case since the HP case only has 3 slots on the back of the case and the asus a8n-sli mobo has 7 and the PCI-e slot is at the top, i figured maybe i could get away with just sticking the 6800GT in a pci slot so i wouldnt have to buy a new case but ohwell, i guess i can use the HP case as an aquarium?

Thanks for the response.
     
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