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Hi guys basically i bought a 8800gts and although its not been delivered yet, im unsure as to wether or not it will fit in my computer. Im building a new pc, but dont have enough this month, so for now im jus using new GPu on old computer, and the northbridge heatsink is *cleverly* placed right next to PCIe slot, so im worried the 8800gts wont fit...

Anyone have any tips as to what i could do? I thought i could maybe take off the GPU plastic cover bit, the huge plastic block on top that says BFG 8800GTS etc...would i be able to remove that?
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Hi guys basically i bought a 8800gts and although its not been delivered yet, im unsure as to wether or not it will fit in my computer. Im building a new pc, but dont have enough this month, so for now im jus using new GPu on old computer, and the northbridge heatsink is *cleverly* placed right next to PCIe slot, so im worried the 8800gts wont fit...

Anyone have any tips as to what i could do? I thought i could maybe take off the GPU plastic cover bit, the huge plastic block on top that says BFG 8800GTS etc...would i be able to remove that?
Can u take a picture of your mobo please?
or a link to an online picture
    
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You can buy a new mid-tower case for cheap...
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http://img264.imageshack.us/my.php?i...sc00360sf5.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?i...sc00362xq9.jpg

heres two pics of my mobo situation as best i cud show, see how the northbridge heatsink is right next to where the new GPU wud go?

ALSO Rev1 its not the actual fit inside my computer i mislead you, i meant my mobo heatsink is likely to block the end of the card.
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post #5 of 11
thats gonna be pretty freaking close, but thankfully the 512 gts is much smaller than you think.
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post #6 of 11
You could always get a hr-05 sli edition.
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so guys you reckon ill be alright, cos im going to be removing the stock CPu cooler and putting a scythe samurai in, and i've bought a Thermaltight HR-05 heatsink too...
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post #8 of 11
id go for it and try it out
    
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Eh... Probably AGP. Look at the pics of the x1300. The PCI-E x1300 has a fan I believe. Unless of course Dell requested a non-fan version... I wouldn't be surprised.
    
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I used an HR-05 SLI on my NForce 4 Infinity, which had similar northbridge placement to yours, was far better than the stock cooler and stayed out of the way of the card.
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