Upgrading to Saphire Radeon R9 290x Tri-X
Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:44 PM
Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:34 PM
Looks to me as though the card is to long for that case.
because Sapphire is using AMD's reference board this means that Sapphire's cooler is larger than the board itself. The board is 10.5" long, while the Tri-X cooler brings the total length of the card to a clean .12"
peak power consumption of about 300W, augmented by a 6pin + 8pin PCIe power socket set at the top of the card.
PSU. Watts would be OK but you will need to look up your exact brand for the PCI-E cables.
Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:40 PM
Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:36 PM
Make a inspection, use a tape, could you move a HDD up or down. Look carefully at the parts under where the GPU would extend, do they come up higher than the GPU slot?
PSU. The Watts are OK, but you need to know the Amps on the 12v rail and it must have 1 x 6 pin + 1 x 8 pin PCI-e cables. The PSU should still have a label with the specs or contact the supplyer of the computer.
Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:26 AM
Here are some images of my current GPU and the HDD and bays.
Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:30 AM
Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:41 PM
Yes, the 780 would be a slightly better fit. Reading Pro reviews, it performs, across the board, just a tad better than the R9 290X. It also has a lower TDP @ 250W,
requires 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin PCI-E cables. (your PSU has the required cable connections, use 1 x 6 pin + 1 x 2 pin = 1 x 8 pin.) The 780 runs a lot cooler and quieter, it can also take advantage of the new Nvidia G-sync, > http://www.tomshardw...nitor,3699.html.
There looks to be enough cable length to move the HDD. Look for some videos by places like Newegg. > https://www.google.c...wIcm0kgXVgoHIDw
Posted 28 December 2013 - 03:19 AM
You are moving up the scale a bit.
The P/N: 03G-P4-3788-KR requires a 600w PSU with 2 x 8 pin PCI-E cables, 2 slot width and a length of 10.5". is about $550 found on Newegg, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130943this
A list with other 780s, > http://pcpartpicker..../#c=136&sort=a7
And all EVGA 780s, > http://www.evga.com/...chipset=GTX 780
Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:03 PM
How is your selection for a GPU going? An update would be appreciated.
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