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I'm currently thinking of picking up a GTX 970 for my 500-406a, I believe the motherboard will hold the card in the PCI Express x16, am I correct in saying this? 

 

I also plan on upgrading the PSU to a Corsair VS550 as the current one is not enough for the 970.

 

Now I guess what my real question is, will the stock HP Pavilion case be able to fit the card? Or even close to fitting the card? 

 

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GPU: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Asus-STRIX-GTX-970-4GB-Graphics-Card/22831145

PSU: https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/550W-Corsair-VS550-Power-Supply/21557895

500-406a: http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04445153

 

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SquarePony, welcome to the forum.

 


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I'm currently thinking of picking up a GTX 970 (https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Asus-STRIX-GTX-970-4GB-Graphics-Card/22831145 ) for my 500-406a (http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04445153 ) , I believe the motherboard will hold the card in the PCI Express x16, am I correct in saying this?  Your link gives me an error message.

 

I also plan on upgrading the PSU to a Corsair VS550 (https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/550W-Corsair-VS550-Power-Supply/21557895 )as the current one is not enough for the 970.  This should be enough power; 600W would even be better.

 

Now I guess what my real question is, will the stock HP Pavilion case be able to fit the card? Or even close to fitting the card?  The best way to know if the card will fit is, measure the space from the Back I/O port to the front of the case.  Then, compare the measurements to those of the card.  I believe that it will be very tight.  I have a Phoenix 860-170VR that has an AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 FH GFX.  It is very tight, but fits with room to spare.

 

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Thank you, I have put the links at the bottom now and they appear to be working for me now. And will do on the measuring this weekend, thank you again.

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You are very welcome.

 

The links do work.  The one user states that the card is 11.5" in length.  You should measure very carefully.

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