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Anyone know how to remove this part right next to my video card?

I am planning to buy a GTX 1060 FE 6 GB from NVIDIA, but, there is a problem.

I opened up my computer, and found out that the 1060 will not fit in my Alienware X51 R2.

Why? There is a little thing in the way.

I need to know if I can remove it, and if I can, how. If not, then please give me some info.

Picture Link: http://imgur.com/a/IW6e2

I think it's some type of pin connector holder, idk.

Thanks!
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    You can remove that plastic hook. Just look at the back of that board and remove any screws attached to it. If there are none, use a slotted screwdriver to remove it. If you can't remove it, you can get a mini GTX 1060 6GB, and it will fit. But be aware that the case will melt your GPU, you need to give it a good airflow.
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  2. Looks like a cable management clip to me, not important. I'd recommend a mini card as well just to make life easier, but is there a full two slot width available. I think it looks like there is but it's hard to tell from that angle.

    Edit, just as an example https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125905
    There are other brands around that make them intended for itx and small cases
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  3. I can snap 2 better pictures of it. Side and back. I can do that tomorrow
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  4. Dugimodo said:
    Looks like a cable management clip to me, not important. I'd recommend a mini card as well just to make life easier, but is there a full two slot width available. I think it looks like there is but it's hard to tell from that angle.


    It can fit a dual slot
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  5. oops sorry, linked the 3GB version - more like this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137094
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  6. Dugimodo said:
    Looks like a cable management clip to me, not important. I'd recommend a mini card as well just to make life easier, but is there a full two slot width available. I think it looks like there is but it's hard to tell from that angle.

    Edit, just as an example https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125905
    There are other brands around that make them intended for itx and small cases

    I would recommend cards that have blower-type fans instead. (max length = 9.5")
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  7. Gahl1k said:
    You can remove that plastic hook. Just look at the back of that board and remove any screws attached to it. If there are none, use a slotted screwdriver to remove it. If you can't remove it, you can get a mini GTX 1060 6GB, and it will fit. But be aware that the case will melt your GPU, you need to give it a good airflow.


    It works. 2nd one worked. Thank you! :D
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  8. You may be right, I have no Idea what the airflow is like inside an alienware pc. The short cards would just be easier to fit is all.
    I like blower style cards myself but most manufacturers seem to favour the other type and most cases can handle the extra heat.
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