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Will this fit into my friend's prebuilt?

So i'm helping my friend buy a gpu and a power supply for his computer and I don't want to recommend a card that won't fit. Will the card fit into his prebuilt?  On a side note, a 4770 with a gtx 745? I will ever under stand why prebuilts have op cpus but low end gpus. I saw a cp pc with a 6600k and a 950, bleh. Thanks for helping.

 

 

R9 380 

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_1200_557_558&item_id=089695

10.00" x 5.04"

 

Dell xps 8700

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1090382-REG/dell_x8700_2188blk_xps_8700_i7_4790_12gb_1tb_gtx745_black.html

 

7.3 x 16.0 x 17.5" / 18.5 x 40.6 x 44.5 cm

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The PCB is considerably taller than the rear I/O bracket, so just to be safe and to recommend a better card, I suggest the 380 Nitro from Sapphire. One of the best looking cards I've seen, gotta love it.

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 I will ever under stand why prebuilts have op cpus but low end gpus. 

 

Probably because to people who don't know better that gets them the most wow factor for the $.  People want to see the latest best processor out there and don't even know what a GPU is 

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The PCB is considerably taller than the rear I/O bracket, so just to be safe and to recommend a better card, I suggest the 380 Nitro from Sapphire. One of the best looking cards I've seen, gotta love it.

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2962-KR what about this? it's only $200 CAD. so my friend would save $50 if it fits in the case.

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http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2962-KR what about this? it's only $200 CAD. so my friend would save $50 if it fits in the case.

Yes it will, but the 380 is a much better chip overall. You get 4GB of VRAM which is a basic requirement nowadays and especially in the future, plus a much higher memory bandwidth that can actually take advantage of that amount of memory, and (so far) better DX12 performance, along with generally higher framerates in most if not all games. Plus AMD is still improving drivers and all cards that AMD offers have been getting performance increases, and there is still headroom.

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Yes it will, but the 380 is a much better chip overall. You get 4GB of VRAM which is a basic requirement nowadays and especially in the future, plus a much higher memory bandwidth that can actually take advantage of that amount of memory, and (so far) better DX12 performance, along with generally higher framerates in most if not all games. Plus AMD is still improving drivers and all cards that AMD offers have been getting performance increases, and there is still headroom.

my friends budget probably won't allow for more than that specific 380 and it won't fit into the case. he has a budget of $400 CAD and I recommended a antec hcg psu which is $90. if there is no small 380 that would fit into his case, I think he'll be happy with the 960. The most demanding game that he plans to run is arma 3 and as far as I know, it runs like shit on higher end cards too.

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It should fit in:

 

attachicon.gifdell-xps-8700-front-side-open.jpg

 

There doesn't seem to be an HDD cage blocking the front of the PC so he should be able to fit that GPU into the computer (He may have to move his HDD to a different slot though).

like what byalexandr said, the card might not fit into the io bracket on the back. So i'm not too sure. I don't want him to deal with trying to build it and breaking something.

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my friends budget probably won't allow for more than that specific 380 and it won't fit into the case. he has a budget of $400 CAD and I recommended a antec hcg psu which is $90. if there is no small 380 that would fit into his case, I think he'll be happy with the 960. The most demanding game that he plans to run is arma 3 and as far as I know, it runs like shit on higher end cards too.

I really, really recommend this card:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202166&cm_re=r9_380-_-14-202-166-_-Product

 

Just keep it in mind. If you want small, Sapphire also has this:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202151&cm_re=r9_380-_-14-202-151-_-Product

 

But it is a 2GB model.

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I really, really recommend this card:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202166&cm_re=r9_380-_-14-202-166-_-Product

 

Just keep it in mind. If you want small, Sapphire also has this:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202151&cm_re=r9_380-_-14-202-151-_-Product

 

But it is a 2GB model.

they might be over budget, the card's prices are USD, not CAD. Does the 2gb 960 and 380 trade blows in terms of performance? 

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If you are really afraid of it fitting in that PC you could get a GTX 960 instead:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125828

 

A card this small will definitely fit (albeit at slightly worse performance than an R9 380)

I already have a 2gb version of that card lined up for him, which will cost $200 CAD.

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they might be over budget, the card's prices are USD, not CAD. Does the 2gb 960 and 380 trade blows in terms of performance? 

Not really. The 960 may have an edge there but the 380 is still a very capable chip. Do you mind NCIX? What's the budget and do you mind buying used?

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Not really. The 960 may have an edge there but the 380 is still a very capable chip. Do you mind NCIX? What's the budget and do you mind buying used?

The budget is $400 for both a powersupply and a gpu. When I added up the Antec psu($90) and the msi 380 4gb ($249) it costed $382 including taxes. I don't mind ncix. Both canada computers and NCIX are less than 5 min away from each other so it's no big deal. I don't think my friend would buy used, as he isn't techsavvy and I can't do it for him, nor do i have the time to do so.

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The budget is $400 for both a powersupply and a gpu. When I added up the Antec psu($90) and the msi 380 4gb ($249) it costed $382 including taxes. I don't mind ncix. Both canada computers and NCIX are less than 5 min away from each other so it's no big deal. I don't think my friend would buy used, as he isn't techsavvy and I can't do it for him, nor do i have the time to do so.

And the PSU needs to be ATX correct?

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And the PSU needs to be ATX correct?

I'm assuming so. If you could recommend a cheaper psu that's also high quality? from seasonic or xfx? it needs to be at least 450w but above 500w is ideal. keep in mind he has a 4770 in there just to give you an idea about power consumption.

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I'm assuming so. If you could recommend a cheaper psu that's also high quality? from seasonic or xfx? it needs to be at least 450w but above 500w is ideal. keep in mind he has a 4770 in there just to give you an idea about power consumption.

I know how the wattages work lol. You'll be fine with a 450W or 500W. My 450W SFX runs my overclocked 290, and I used to run the 290 on a 400W PSU.

 

For $400 CAD:

http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-radeon-r9-380x-dd-4d-121280-1210.htm (319.99 CAD: 380X, which shits on everything we previously mentioned and should fit in the case)

http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-600b-80-plus-bronze-53-89067-1210.htm (79.99 CAD: EVGA 600B, decent PSU, 69.99 after rebate. You can switch out for an EVGA 500B to save some money)

 

That's what I got. I looked at used parts but dang, used parts in Canada are overpriced to hell.

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