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Help with video card upgrade

Hello, those of the LTT community forums, I've got a bit of an inquiry. I built a rather small computer (picture attached) a while back.

It's got a Gigabyte F2A68HM-H motherboard, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, and an AMD A8-7650K working both as my CPU, and graphics.. solution.

 

My issue is that I want to install a dedicated graphics card-- I bought the APU when I first built the PC knowing that it'd be enough for playing what I want until I could save up to buy a proper card.

However, any card better, or even on-par with the specs of my APU would take up two slots, interfering with my Wi-Fi card. (Also shown in a attached picture.)

 

A wired connection isn't an option, as I built my computer compact specifically to make it easy for taking to LAN parties. (And I don't want to bring a long ethernet cable to slink across my friends' houses.)
Does anybody know of any options I could use to install both a graphics card that would take up two slots, and a Wi-Fi solution capable of gaming online?

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I cant quite tell how long the card can be here but here are some options from pc partpicker (long list and not 100% accurate)

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#a=0,1&sort=-memory

 

Other options include (short list):

https://graphicscardhub.com/single-slot-graphics-card/

 

Edit:

Alternatively, if you are having problems deciding, you could opt for a wifi dongle via USB instead of the Wifi card you currently have installed. Would free up the space in your system for a larger card.

 

Edit 2: Also be aware you might encounter bottlenecking due to your CPU. You would probably have better luck with an AMD card over an NVidia card.

For example, you will likely be able to get more benefit from an AMD RX series card over an NVidia 1000 series card.

CPU
Intel® Core i9 9900K 8 Core 16 Threads
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG Strix Z390-E
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
Graphics Card
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio

1st Drive

500GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME 

2nd Drive

1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVME
3rd Hard Disk
480GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
4th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM

5th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET 
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i Pr 360mm AIO

Case:

Lian Li O11 Air

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17 minutes ago, StrayGuitarist said:

Does anybody know of any options I could use to install both a graphics card that would take up two slots, and a Wi-Fi solution capable of gaming online?

usb wifi dongle, flexible pcie riser card

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For your graphics card, check your case makers website for the maximum length for expansion cards, and don't get a card longer than that.

 

As for your WiFi issue, you can use a PCIe riser cable to put your card in a different place. 

 

 

 

EDIT: Removed false info, as I initially though the bottom slot was of a different variety.

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34 minutes ago, TheBaconGuy said:

As for your WiFi issue, you can use a PCIe riser cable to put your card in a different place. 

Would leaving the antennas of my card inside of the case, and extra length of the cable put any negative impact on performance?

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