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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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Picture of your motherbard? Chances are it will fit. I have never heard of an 8800 interfering with stock cooling on a motherboard.
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i can hardly make out the photo. could you take one of the whole moherboard plz?

Also, if the cooler is above (when mounted inside case) the 8800gts it will not interfere, also it would have to be only an inch within the PCI 16x slot because the 8800gts does not stick out further than that.
    
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i can hardly make out the photo. could you take one of the whole moherboard plz?

Also, if the cooler is above (when mounted inside case) the 8800gts it will not interfere, also it would have to be only an inch within the PCI 16x slot because the 8800gts does not stick out further than that.
I dont believe i will have a problem with the CPU cooler itself, as i've bought a new scythe cooler to replace that, my fear is that the northbridge heatsink will block my 8800gts, which is why im wondering if its possible/safe to leave the cover off the GPU for the time being??

ANYONE?!
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post #5 of 6
Oh yeah... that will definately be a problem. If you take the plastic cover off the cooler the fan will be rendered completely useless, so you will have to attach a regular style fan to the gpu heatsink much like this.
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post #6 of 6
It is a dual slot design. thats all you need to worry about. Even if you take off the cover its still going to occupy dual pci slots. Thats a draw back for some peep. It will fit fine, let us know how you enjoy it,, GL,
    
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