Topic Title: My Graphics Card that I just purchased is too big for my computer
Topic Summary: Graphics card is too big, how do I fix it
Created On: 01/12/2013 06:35 PM
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 01/12/2013 06:35 PM
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I'm not tech savvy whatsoever so bare with me as I try my best to explain my specs. If anything more is needed, I just need guidance on how to find out the answers to your question so you can answer mine

I bought an XFX Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card for my computer which is an HP Pavilion, build s5-1114. The computer case is too small and the card will not fit. What can I do to fix this or do I have to return the card.

 01/12/2013 07:01 PM
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You would have to buy a new case and a new PSU...  neither of the two from that build will allow you to use that card...  infact any modern GPU will not work properly with that PSU


Conclusions arrived after a simple google of your system:


HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1114 Desktop PC Product Specifications





CPU: AMD FX-8350.||.Cooler: Corsair H80i
MB: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7.||.RAM: 8 GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 2000MHz (7-10-8-27-1T)
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932.||.PSU: Corsair HX750
GPU:Asus R9 270X DirectCU II TOP.||.Audio: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro w/ Logitech Z-5300e (5.1, 280W-RMS)
System Drive: 2xSamsung 840 Pro 128GB RAID0.||.Working Drive: 2xMushkin Chronos 60GB RAID0

 01/12/2013 07:08 PM
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There is no way in hell that Your Computer with a 220w power supply could EVER support that card anyway, the card uses over 220w just by itself. Return the card.

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 01/12/2013 08:00 PM
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For the price of that card you can probably get a whole machine that will outperform your current one by a significant margin, so yeah... take it back, and get something else.


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