Solved Will this gpu fit?

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CatTheRookie

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Hi all. That's my question.. Will this (Palit Gtx1650 4gb) physically fit into this slot? I just bought this exact! one from the screenshot
The card arrived yesterday and my pc today. But it's awful, so this slot is the deciding factor on what i do next.

Oh! If not, would anyone know what specific slot i need for this card .?? Like the PCI or whatever they're called

The pins seem right but the connecting part also has strange sticky out bits, like a hook on one side, that i think the blue "handle" poking up from the slot would get in the road of. And dont want it stuck once i get it in there either.

I'm on a budget and just spent £200 on this card so don't want to break it haha

i'm maybe rehousing my motherboard (if this graphics card fits on it) but have also seen this exact same slot (strange handle and all) on other pcs i was thinking of getting as it seems like if my card fits it'd be an easier option just to put the GPU in a different machine

If it fits or not, i really will need to post again on here, as i'm drowning in tech/spec talk and disappointment *sobs*

Thanks
 

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Bruce

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that's a PCI-x card and a PCI-x slot, so yes, it should fit.
why? - have you tried and it doesn't fit?
that 'strange handle' you speak of is the locking clip that stops the card from coming lose.
as you push the card down, you'll hear it click into place. and it's that clip, you pry up as you remove the card.
 

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Thanks for replying! Sadly since posting the question i've realized i can't try at all as the chunky fans are on the wrong side.
i just got all my pc things delivered in the last few days and turns out my pc is a very tiny SFF.
Seems the gpu can't fit in the machine as it uses 2 slots and the slot almost rubs on the power supply it's so close

..i'll try post a photo with this reply. It really is tiny.

I have a huge old tower pc and was thinking i could stick the motherboard in that.. The pci slot is near the edge of the mb, so it would have all the room that it needs in the old case ..i could fit 3 of them in there haha
 

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CatTheRookie

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Case wise, i know it has a 400w psu and an old Asus k8n-k motherboard inside but it was a custom pc shop's build and there isn't a case/model no. or even any branding.

Google told me that you can usually swap out these old Asus boards for newer ones the same size (atx) ..as long as screw placements aren't completely wrong.
I hope that's right ..i rushed away to eBay haha i got an old p9x79 that has a i7 cpu and 16gbs Ram in the hope that'll fit

I'm saving tearing up my Dell Optiplex until i really have to, as it was just built.

The GPU is a Palit, nVidia GeForce gtx 1650 4gb Gddr6 according to the box.

I read, after buying the slightly better and bigger motherboard, that the p9x79 only has PCIe 2.0 and that could effect how well the gpu runs compared to pcie3.
So seems i might still have to try do somethimg with the mini pc's insides.

Thank you for getting back to me again, i'm so confused by it all
 

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i'm not even sure if it would fit in, if i had gone for that version because of how chunky the low profile one looks as well There is almost no space between the slot and the metal wall of the power supply and if the fan is on that side it wouldn't be very effective.

Hoping this new(er) motherboard will be slightly better.
I already opened the GPU so exchanging it for even an earlier model isn't an option now and i was wanting it for mid range gaming .. And now with the pcie slot on the new motherboard only going to be 2.0 i really think ive wasted a lot of effort and money and could have gotten myself a better birthday pc with all these things added up haha. I might just hibernate for a few days til it gets here so i don't need to think about computers anymore
 

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Not sure how to mark a post as solved.
But just thought i'd say that i was told on another forum that the Gtx 1650 4gb won't even use full bandwidth, so it won't effect the GPU's performance using the PCIe 2 slots on the p9x79 motherboard Hoorah!

Looking forward to assembling this finally
 

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we'll mark this as solved.
when you get the new gear, let us know how you got on.
PM one of us staff members and we can reopen this thread.
 
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