alienware r5 gpu upgrade

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by Dubs, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Dubs

    Dubs New Member

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  2. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    You should have plenty of room, the GTX 1060 requires a min. 400 watt PSU so you should be alright.
     
  3. Dubs

    Dubs New Member

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    2 diffrent people said this on a older post a was reading about a r7 mine is a r5 but i think the cases are the exact same. do you know by chance what they would mean by the back ps arm?

    Re: Aurora R7 GPU
    Anything up to 5.4" high should fit without the bracket. The cards with the 120mm fans would not, by a small margin, unless the back arm sticking out from the ps were modified.

    However, the SC2 card is only about a third inch higher than the original, this due to a cover, so it will fit without the bracket. It wouldn't be hard to modify the bracket, but I just leave it off. If I were going to move or ship the system, I'd remove the card.
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    Re: Aurora R7 GPU
    The larger cards will not fit- I have a MSI 1070 that is larger. Tried. Failed. the angle bracket connecting the PS to the locking retaining plate is about 1/4" shy of closing. I could remove that bracket but would lose some integrity there. I'm super disappointed because if the engineering was just a tiny bit better this would work. Debating returning this thing but my discount made this with a 1080ti a fantastic deal.
     
  4. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, I googled the computer that you have and I saw a picture of 2 reference cards in that case which are longer then the cards that you want. Maybe it's time for a new case? I'm not sure how comfortable you would be with moving everything to a new case if it came down to that. What card do you currently have now?
     

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