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Need help with graphics card compatibility (Resolved)


Best Answer iammykyl , 29 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

Some info while Phillpower2 is abed.You will have no issues installing a duel slot GPU like the R7 370, Look at the slot connector on the single slot FirPro, > http://www.amd.com... Go to the full post »


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Over the summer i purchased a used computer for $300 it has an i5-2500 an AMD firepro v5900, 4gb of ram (I have 8gb of G.Skill 1600mhz otw) and im unaware of the other hardware

so the amd firepro graphics card is decent but its a workstation card, its about $400+ new but aint for gaming, its 2gb card, but i want a gaming card and am unsure how to identify if its supported.

 

Motherboard: http://ark.intel.com...op-Board-DQ67SW

CPU: http://ark.intel.com...-up-to-3_70-GHz

Power supply is Modu 82+ II

 

im hoping to get the GPU below, but if it isnt compatible can anyone leave any recommendations, PS i live in canada so plz use newegg.ca to search and id like to stay below $250

 

http://www.newegg.ca...0-349-_-Product(Zotac GTX 750Ti)

 

Thank you and id appreciate some help


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:welcome:    Its_Crisis,

 

Your MB is the micro ATX type which are often used in smaller cases and this can be a problem with newer video cards as they can be quite long and take up two slots on the MB, can you tell us  what type of case you have as in small form factor, mid or full tower.

 

No to the Zotac brand and for better video/gaming quality I would suggest a 256-bit add on video card, will look for one for you while we wait on the case info.

 

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:welcome:    Its_Crisis,

 

Your MB is the micro ATX type which are often used in smaller cases and this can be a problem with newer video cards as they can be quite long and take up two slots on the MB, can you tell us  what type of case you have as in small form factor, mid or full tower.

 

No to the Zotac brand and for better video/gaming quality I would suggest a 256-bit add on video card, will look for one for you while we wait on the case info.

 

 

i am unsure of what type of case is in the computer as i bought it 2nd hand, but i took pictures of it as well as measurements and i can do anything else needed.

https://gyazo.com/3d...97eb4b42eb6abb2

https://gyazo.com/6a...aedc1fbabcfdf41

the measurements are 18 inch wide and 16 inch tall. i can do in case measurements if needed


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Looks like you have plenty of room but to be sure I would measure internally from the back of the case up to the hard drive cage.

 

Couple of cards for you to check out XFX Radeon R7 260X 1075MHz 2GB DDR5 a little under 7" long and the MSI R7 370 GAMING 2G Radeon  10.2" long.


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the measurement from the back of the case to the HDD slots is 14" and my current GPU is 10". the thing is is that the slot where the gpu goes is pretty much touching the left side of the case so will this affect what cards can go in it, cause wouldnt the sockets have to be on the left side? sorry may be a dumb question im new to this


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Some info while Phillpower2 is abed.

You will have no issues installing a duel slot GPU like the R7 370, 

Look at the slot connector on the single slot FirPro, > http://www.amd.com/e...firepro-3d/5900

It is identical to the connector on the R7 370, the cooler assemble and the extra video ports make it Duel slot > http://www.vuugo.com...ideo-cards/MSI-

VideoCard-R7-370-GAMING-2G.html?tracking=5108053939762

 

Here is your MB manual, see page #13, item F.  There is no componant that would stop you instaling a duel/triple slot GPU. > https://downloadmirr...hProdSpec02.pdf

 

When you remove the Firepro, remove the next lower slot cover, then a duel slot GPU will fit.

If you need more help with the installation, let us know, > https://www.google.c...108194040,d.dGY


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Thanks for the additional assistance iammykyl  :)

 

Nicely explained so no need for me to add anything further  :thumbsup:


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Your welcome Phillpower2 :thumbsup: 

If I might ask, was there a max budget?   


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Your welcome Phillpower2 :thumbsup: 

If I might ask, was there a max budget?   

im hoping to go 250 or less, while were on the topic maybe you guys can help me, im ordering ram, here is what i chose, it is compatible with  LGA1155 which is what i have, but im unsure on how to know if my desktop is 240 pin size, im just under the assumption that it is.  http://www.newegg.ca...1-426-_-Product(can you confirm that this will work?


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I think the best choices at that price are, 

http://www.bhphotovi...280x_black.html or

http://www.bhphotovi...380_gaming.html

 Yes, that RAM is compatible with your MB, 240-Pin is correct.   For $5 more, I would get this higher speed RAM, also compatible. > http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231445


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Your welcome Phillpower2 :thumbsup: 

If I might ask, was there a max budget?   

 

Clue was in the OP Michael  :)

 

im hoping to get the GPU below, but if it isnt compatible can anyone leave any recommendations, PS i live in canada so plz use newegg.ca to search and id like to stay below $250

 


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:upset:  Missed it Phill, will have to try working without the sunnies on. :laughing:


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Too many late nights and early mornings Michael  :yes:


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Gday Its_Crisis,

Have you done your planned upgrade yet?   Any better performance results?


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you should read this post it helps you a lot  click here 


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