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Graphics card doesn't fit in case, should I buy a bigger tower?

I ordered a graphics card- ASUS GTX 750ti- it's too big for my pc's case- my PC is a Dell Inspiron 530s(slim case). So i've been looking for a new mid-big tower case, I have found a some cheap ones, these include:
CiT Atlantis USB3 Mesh Gaming Case Side - Black- http://www.awd-it.co.uk/cit-atlantis-usb3-mesh-gaming-case-side-black.html?gclid=CKrNqMeF9cgCFQQTwwodSjAGvA
And all off of this site- http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Components/cat/Computer-Cases/subcat/Mid-Tower-ATX-Cases
My Motherboard is the standard Dell Inspiron 530s motherboard which came with the pc, I looked in the command prompt and it's a 0k216c - http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-0k216c-dell/
My main question is- will the motherboard fit in these cases? Or will it be better to just find a smaller graphics card?
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    the problem with Dell and other PC makes is they often use their own systems for power plugs, cooling, etc. A lot of dells don't even have a CPU fan, then have a heatsink, then a shroud that funnels the heat to a rear fan. This doesn't line up on any normal ATX case, so you need to replace the CPU cooler. sometimes the bolt patterns for the heatsink are different, hard to find a cooler that fits.

    then it comes to the front usb/audio/power button/leds. Most of the big companies use their own proprietary connector this. Makes it easy for an assembler putting them together to plug in 1 plug, and it's done. Probably is standard ATX doesn't don't use 1 plug, they use many. This doesn't line up to the Dell motherboard, so it's lot of trial and error and splicing wiring to even get a working power button.
  2. getochkn said:
    the problem with Dell and other PC makes is they often use their own systems for power plugs, cooling, etc. A lot of dells don't even have a CPU fan, then have a heatsink, then a shroud that funnels the heat to a rear fan. This doesn't line up on any normal ATX case, so you need to replace the CPU cooler. sometimes the bolt patterns for the heatsink are different, hard to find a cooler that fits.

    then it comes to the front usb/audio/power button/leds. Most of the big companies use their own proprietary connector this. Makes it easy for an assembler putting them together to plug in 1 plug, and it's done. Probably is standard ATX doesn't don't use 1 plug, they use many. This doesn't line up to the Dell motherboard, so it's lot of trial and error and splicing wiring to even get a working power button.


    Thanks for the quick reply. I guess it would be easier to find a smaller graphics card- all I want to do is play Counter-strike :) . My current low grade graphics card- ati radeon HD 2400- broke a couple of months ago ;the fan doesn't spin, so the pc overheats and shutsdown when I play games. My PC is about 10cm high when on it's size- and the ASUS GTX that I bought is about 12cm, my ati must have came with the PC because it fits perfectly. Do you know of any similar small cards like my ati, which are good for gaming; my pc only really has enough room for 1 DVI connector, and a video connector.
  3. Look for a small form factor video card, the 750 Ti is available in that. Did you check your power supply wattage before you got the card? Even if it fits, some of those small form systems come with a 220 watt or so power supply that will not run a 750 Ti, or even a regular 750.
  4. Thanks.
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