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How do you tell if this case needs a low profile card or not?

measure the bracket, if its more than 10cm wide, thats a normal slot, if its 5-ish cm that's a half height / low profile slot.

or... just look at it and it instantly makes sense which of the two it is.

 

that said, this doesnt make any statement about internal room in the case, and potential power delivery and cooling capabilities.

 

EDIT: also, LOL @ that best buy price.

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https://www.google.com/shopping/product/4808734349675151089?q=hp pavilion desktop 510-p024&oq=hp pavilion desktop 510-p024

Friend of mine has that and wants a new graphics card, does he need a low profile one or will a small full sized card work? How do you tell?


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Just now, Hip said:

Your link doesnt work

it does for me


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the PC is an HP Pavilion 510-p024


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5 minutes ago, SC2Mitch said:

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That's what I get ^

besides, doesn't really matter once you get the model number.


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measure the bracket, if its more than 10cm wide, thats a normal slot, if its 5-ish cm that's a half height / low profile slot.

or... just look at it and it instantly makes sense which of the two it is.

 

that said, this doesnt make any statement about internal room in the case, and potential power delivery and cooling capabilities.

 

EDIT: also, LOL @ that best buy price.

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Just now, manikyath said:

measure the bracket, if its more than 10cm wide, thats a normal slot, if its 5-ish cm that's a half height / low profile slot.

or... just look at it and it instantly makes sense which of the two it is.

 

that said, this doesnt make any statement about internal room in the case, and potential power delivery and cooling capabilities.

By bracket, what specifically are you referring to?


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1 minute ago, Trogdor8freebird said:

By bracket, what specifically are you referring to?

the bracket:

Image result for pcie bracket

low profile bracket and full size bracket.

 

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Just now, manikyath said:

-Snip-

 

What if it doesn't have a graphics card?


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Just now, Trogdor8freebird said:

What if it doesn't have a graphics card?

your case has a cover bracket in it to close off the hole, or at least a hole to fit the card into.

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13 minutes ago, Trogdor8freebird said:

What if it doesn't have a graphics card?

We have one of those at my AV job for my church. It looked to me to be a full height system, but the PSU isn’t going to run a good GPU. 


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What if it doesn't have a graphics card?

I'd then guess that your motherboard doesn't have a PCI-E slot to put the motherboard in. That's usually how pre-builts do it.

 

As shown in this video, there is a dual-slot rear-IO cover - yet since it's not being used in that situation, Dell decided to go with a motherboard that didn't support it (because it wasn't needed).

 

So you'd most likely have to buy a new motherboard too.


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Just now, Imbellis said:

I'd then guess that your motherboard doesn't have a PCI-E slot to put the motherboard in. That's usually how pre-builts do it.

It does have one, that's one of the first things I checked.


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7 minutes ago, Trogdor8freebird said:

It does have one, that's one of the first things I checked.

Alright - that's a good (and unexpected) thing for your pre-built.

 

Regardless, you will have compatibility for a dual-slot, full height GPU; however, I'd really doubt you have compatibility for full length. From what I can tell, that's a mITX board - so you'd have around (6.9in/175mm) for a PCI-E card until you hit the 3.5" HDD mounts. I'd measure it yourself to confirm the length before you buy a card (that may not fit).

 

Of course, you could always use a Dremel or snips to cut it out, but some people aren't comfortable doing that.

 

 


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Just now, Imbellis said:

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Understood, already had all that stuff covered beforehand. There's a reason why I ONLY asked about low profile vs. standard. Thanks for trying to help anyway. :)


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3 minutes ago, Trogdor8freebird said:

Understood, already had all that stuff covered beforehand. There's a reason why I ONLY asked about low profile vs. standard. Thanks for trying to help anyway. :)

inverted motherboard, full slot pcie. Weird place to have the ATX cable, may conflict with 2 slot cards. Case has a full slot pcie.

 

 

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