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07-25-2010 12:50 AM
I am planning on buying a 450 Watt PSU and an nVidia GTX 460 soon, but I just need some help on whether or not anyone has managed to fit a card of this size into this Pavillion case.
I have pictures of the inside of the case (should the wires be like this?)
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Also I am concerned about the miniature heatsink on the opposite side of the card slot from the CPU, will this disable my card from sitting in the slot properly?
I really need help before I go out and buy it.
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07-25-2010 10:15 AM
The new GT 460 is a shorter card ~(8.5") compared to some. However they are double wide so the slot adjacent to the PCI-E x16 needs to be empty.
Some of the newer video cards fail to work in some PCs. The motherboard, bios and card all have to work together. Know what the return policy is before you buy. EVGA announced a GT 460 with External Exhaust that you might want to consider.
07-25-2010 10:59 AM
You have to decide for yourself if the GT 460 has the needed clearance. This is a very new card. Look at the picture on the link. The card should stand a bit higher than the slot.