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So I got a new computer. A Dell. I know, I know, Dells make baby jesus cry. But it was a good deal.

I'm planning on playing Lord of the Rings Online, so I ordered a 7900GS to replace the integrated 6150. And it doesn't fit.

It's the right slot, PCIe, it's just too big. Wider than the damn computer. I probably should've realised this could be an issue, the C521 is a slimline case, but it just never entered my mind that that was something I had to worry about.

So, can anyone recommend a, well, narrower card? $100-$150 type price range would be ideal.

Thanks a bunch!
post #2 of 28
It's because it is a miniATX mobo an case if i am not mistaken.

Don't think you will get a high end card to fit in dude.
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Unfortunately the only low-profile graphics card I know of it the 7300GT, which isn't that good.
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Check these out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127267

Those would fit. Other than that, look at passive 7600GTs or x1650Pro cards for smaller cards that could probably run most games, but I doubt much will fit in your tiny Dell case... Sorry.
    
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Hack up the case with a dremel! is the card too tall or long?
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Hack up the case with a dremel! is the card too tall or long?
It's too WWWIIIDDDEEE
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post #7 of 28
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Hack up the case with a dremel! is the card too tall or long?
Heh, I have to admit I hadn't considered that. That's kinda tempting.
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Heh, I have to admit I hadn't considered that. That's kinda tempting.
Well if you don't mind doing it then go for it

Honestly dell = suckage for air circulation anyways.

So you will get better temps and will be able to put your card in

BTW that is an awesome card
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So I got a new computer. A Dell. I know, I know, Dells make baby jesus cry. But it was a good deal.

I'm planning on playing Lord of the Rings Online, so I ordered a 7900GS to replace the integrated 6150. And it doesn't fit.

It's the right slot, PCIe, it's just too big. Wider than the damn computer. I probably should've realised this could be an issue, the C521 is a slimline case, but it just never entered my mind that that was something I had to worry about.

So, can anyone recommend a, well, narrower card? $100-$150 type price range would be ideal.

Thanks a bunch!
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post #10 of 28
wide?

the card should only be as wide as one pcie slot... depending on the 7900GS card you have its probably 7 inches or so long and the standard hight of a ATX computer case...

so, what is it? to tall? to long or to wide??
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