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Small Case big GPU Will a 7950 fit

#1ymmac1707Posted 9/11/2013 8:34:12 AM
My Case a Cooler Master Elite ( http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tower/elite-430-black.html) I am worried a Sapphire Radeon 7950 will not fit. I have one HHD in the case. Does Newegg accept returns if the card is too big and does anyone know of a radeon 7950 with a small form factor. If a Nvidea card with similar spec to a radeon 7950 is smaller that will do as well.

Just getting my computer ready for the fall line up of games.

Sapphire radeon http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
#2NicodimusPosted 9/11/2013 8:39:06 AM
As far as I know, Newegg will replace video cards if they test the one you send back and it's defective, but that's it.

I'd order from Amazon. The price is going to be about the same, and they will take back a video card if it doesn't fit (I found this out trying to cram a long card into a small case once.)
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#3ymmac1707(Topic Creator)Posted 9/11/2013 8:49:17 AM
I will try amazon instead of Newegg, Thx
#4MasterDonGeroPosted 9/11/2013 9:04:37 AM
As crazy as it sounds, you could measure it out! Somebody recommended it once and I was all like, "No way!" But it really works, honest!
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#5SnadadosPosted 9/11/2013 9:06:54 AM
A quick google search says a coolermaster 430 should fit cards up to 12 and 1/2 inches long and 7950s are usually about 10 to 10 and 1/2 inches long.
I really really doubt you'll have an issue.
At most you may have to move your HDD up or down a slot.
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#6NicodimusPosted 9/11/2013 9:08:13 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
As crazy as it sounds, you could measure it out! Somebody recommended it once and I was all like, "No way!" But it really works, honest!


A lot of times, the listed dimensions are not for the card, but for the box it comes in, so this is not always as simple as it seems. You can sometimes read a customer review on Amazon or Newegg where they will say "I measured this card and it is 11.5 inches long."
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#7TwinqePosted 9/11/2013 9:08:42 AM
From the very link you provided:

"Supports high-end graphics cards up to 315mm / 12.4" in length, including AMD HD 7970 and NVIDIA GTX 690 "

The 7950 is 10.6 inches. You will be fine.
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#8ymmac1707(Topic Creator)Posted 9/11/2013 9:16:19 AM
thanks guys, but as someone said while I can measure, amazon usually list the size of the package not the actual card....but again thanks guys you all have been helpful I will buy the 7950 from Amazon, they have the 3 free games also with the AMD promotion.
#9_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 9/11/2013 12:11:05 PM(edited)
Just for in the future, there are quite a few shops that list the correct sizes of the cards they sell in the specifications. If you know the amount of space you have, you can figure it out pretty easily that way. Also note that another thing to consider is where the plugs are. If they are in the back rather than at the sides, it needs a little more space for the connectors.


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