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Old December 4, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Default unsure if radeon hd6870 can fit in my motherboard

i watched a LTT video on youtube from about a year ago about installing a 6870 and i noticed the card was quite big. think it can fit in this motherboard?

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Old December 4, 2011, 07:22 AM
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Any idea what motherboard that is? Usually it's not the motherboard, but it's the case that's the issue wrt fitting a vid card in.

Looks to me like the length wouldn't be a problem.... I suspect you would be able to move that SSD around to somewhere else. OTOH, those mem slots look awfully close to where the vid card would be.....
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Old December 4, 2011, 08:20 AM
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aslong as you have about 1/8th of an inch past the mother board you should be good because the 6870 is just ever so slightly longer than a mother board is wide.
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Those memory slots do look abnormally close. Weird. Can you take a picture from a different angle (from the back looking forward and closer to the PCIe slot)?
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Old December 4, 2011, 08:59 AM
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I would worry a little about the memory slots they are close but I think it will just touch the locks when the locks are closed . Now as for that Case it looks to be a little small you might have to remove part of the hard drive cage.
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Old December 4, 2011, 12:09 PM
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there are short 6870's like this one Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card which is only 8.66 inches long plus a few others like it
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Old December 5, 2011, 05:57 AM
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although the RAM slots seem pretty close they probably won't touch, the RAM is about 0.5 cm above the current graphics card i have installed and looking at the 6870 unboxing and installation videos i can see the card doesn't get any higher than the slot it's placed in. my biggest worry actually were the rails under the slot (for adding a cooler i think?). my PC is still sealed with the warranty so i can't provide pics and i haven't changed a graphics card before on my previous PC's so i've got no idea what can get in the way and what can't.
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Try measuring it with a ruler/tape, then compare the results from your case to the advertised card dimensions. Much more definitive answer than a guess based on a picture.
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