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Did you get that weird-looking grey Dell XPS thing?
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
so, what is it? to tall? to long or to wide??
It's a slimline case, so the card won't even go in the slot, because it won't fit through the back panel to line up right. So it's not even a question of just leaving the case off, I'd be fine with that. It won't go in at all.
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Originally Posted by Audi View Post
Did you get that weird-looking grey Dell XPS thing?
Nah, just this boring thing.

The DVD drive is vertical, shoulda tipped me off.
post #14 of 28
for reference


I'd just cut a line down where the card is going to poke out and figure some way of securing it and keeping it from shorting and call it good. Also, take pictures so we can giggle.
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Guys... his case is this one, on the right:


For comparison, standard ATX cases which are wide enough to fit most PCI-E cards are the one to the left.

It clearly doesn't fit a non-low-profile graphics card.

*EDIT*

AKAeric... the case you posted is the standard dell case
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I had the same problem. I just installed the gfx card and ran it with the case opened up a bit.
    
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post #17 of 28
OOO thows thing are realy smallthey are far form any thing made for gaming.They are more for office type stuff.I would (if you can) get a new case (they have realy cheap ones at newegg)and then try it.If that dosent work make a case of you own.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX View Post
Guys... his case is this one, on the right:


For comparison, standard ATX cases which are wide enough to fit most PCI-E cards are the one to the left.

It clearly doesn't fit a non-low-profile graphics card.

*EDIT*

AKAeric... the case you posted is the standard dell case
Yeah, the picture I originally posted was kinda small so I got a bigger one but I noticed it was the full size one so now its back to the small form factor one.
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post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
OOO thows thing are realy smallthey are far form any thing made for gaming.They are more for office type stuff.I would (if you can) get a new case (they have realy cheap ones at newegg)and then try it.If that dosent work make a case of you own.
...What?

Anywho. Going with Dell was your first mistake. Going with a low-profile case was your second.
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
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??
It's actually not "too long" or "too wide", relatively speaking its "too tall"... kinda like a CPU cooler that's "too tall" for a case [mobo -> case clearance]
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