Solved Installing a Nvidia GTX 960 into a Dell OptiPlex 760?

April 18, 2018 at 14:37:23
Specs: Windows 10, Intel(R) Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz 2.99GHz. 4.00 GB Ram
The card is too big for the pc case, so I will be modifying the case to make it fit, but before I do that I need to make sure I have everything I need and that I am doing it correctly. Am I a n00b? I bought a graphics card that was too big for my pc, that tells you all you should need to know. The power source is stock so I'm not sure if I'll need a better one or not. Right now everything is stock. Current graphics card info is, Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset. Please help!!

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#1
April 18, 2018 at 15:11:08
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I'm guessing you have a mini-tower? If good gaming is what you're after, you're going to need more RAM & a better power supply to support your graphics card upgrade.

I suggest you return the GTX 960 & buy a card that fits the case rather than butchering the case. The card max dimensions are provided in the Tech manual on page 15:
4.376in x 7.4in* (approx 111mm x 188mm*)
* Card length can be longer than standard Half-Length Card but cannot be a Full-Length Card

http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/pr...


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#2
April 18, 2018 at 15:58:36
I agree re’ returning the card, getting one that fits the case as; and definitely “not” butchering the case... They are often designed the way they are for reason or three... and chopping bits out may impact negatively on cooling air circulation (ventilation) not the least...

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#3
April 18, 2018 at 16:22:34
Returning it is not an option unfortunately but I can see your points and will forego this disaster altogether. Thank you both for the advice, I appreciate it.

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