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Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Sep-16 16:42:49
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Will this graphics card fit in my motherboard?


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I have a mini atx 6th gen Asus motherboard and i think it may be too small for a graphics card i am interested in.
Also if it is too big anyone could make recommendations on what g card is powerful that would fit.

This is my motherboard and there are good pics on the Asus site of it.

Asus mini ATX motherboard

and the graphics card i wanna put in but not sure will fit due to blocking the Sata ports mostly.

Asus GTX 1070 strix version

Think that card will fit on that board? if not again i am open to suggestions for other graphics cards that might be smaller but still quite powerful. The CPU i have in that motherboard is a 6th gen i7 6700 but not the k
since i never overclock.

Thanks for any replies/help

Edited i showed you guys wrong motherboard by mistake. Your see my problem one pcie 3 16 lane port but close to the sata ports that i use i think there gonna block the card.

Edited by blackmesa8 (Wed 21-Sep-16 17:23:54)

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 21-Sep-16 17:02:04
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Re: Will this graphics card fit in my motherboard?


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You will need to check with a reputable supplier. Asus's website says:
To have the best cooling performance, ASUS STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING extends the fansink to 2 slots. Please double check you Chassis and Motherboard dimension prior to purchase to make sure it fits in your system!
At best, you will only have one PCIe slot available.

Edited by micksharpe (Wed 21-Sep-16 17:04:22)

Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Sep-16 17:06:32
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Re: Will this graphics card fit in my motherboard?


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I don't plan to use any of the ports under the card. Only thing i am worried about is from the pictures i think the that g card might hit the sata ports and i have 4 sata devices so need to use some of the higher up ports.


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Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Sep-16 17:25:43
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Re: Will this graphics card fit in my motherboard?


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I actually put up the link to wrong motherboard. It was a easy mistake, because they use the same chipset there model numbers are almost identical.

http://www.asus.com/UK/Motherboards/B150M-A/
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 21-Sep-16 17:43:36
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You need to talk to someone who has actually done it (or is prepared to experiment). Try QuietPC. As for the SATA cables, you can get them with right-angle connectors.

My main concern would be be available air-flow through your case, especially if it is designed for micro-ATX boards. You should discuss this with whoever you talk to as well.

Edit: Oops! I missed the fact that it's mini-ATX, not micro. blush

Edited by micksharpe (Wed 21-Sep-16 18:44:48)

Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Sep-16 17:48:07
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In reply to a post by micksharpe:
You need to talk to someone who has actually done it (or is prepared to experiment). Try QuietPC. As for the SATA cables, you can get them with right-angle connectors.

My main concern would be be available air-flow through your case, especially if it is designed for micro-ATX boards. You should discuss this with whoever you talk to as well.


My case is actually quite big and decent so that won't be a problem. Although i may want to install a 2nd fan on the back but there cheap and easy todo.
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 21-Sep-16 17:57:31
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I can't really help you, except to advise you to ask around and buy from someone with a good returns policy. You could try asking on Amazon (product questions) or Stack Exchange Hardware Recommendations if you don't want to talk to a supplier directly.
Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Sep-16 18:05:42
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I know and thanks for http://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ looks very good. I have already asked Ebuyer and they said as long as i don't damage the packaging even if i open it and try to fit it i could return it for a refund. However it sounded like i would have to be extremely careful with all the packaging. Ain't asked others but might. CCL computers for example. I purchased most of the parts for PC from them and it's all still under warranty.

Thanks for the advice, and i had forgot about them right angle sata cables. I may even have one or two in motherboard boxes unused.
Standard User rogerfp
(committed) Wed 21-Sep-16 23:59:36
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I expect you gave already considered this but make sure you have a good PSU with the right 8 pin connectors. GPU's these days need at least a true 500watt PSU.
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 22-Sep-16 00:09:11
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Good point!
Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 22-Sep-16 13:50:18
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It has a corsair 650watt and i have a modular 800watt PSU in my 2nd PC so i could swap them for more power if needed but that would be annoying. 650watt corsair psu should be fine for any single g card. I only think sli would over whelm it. My motherboard can't do that anyway.

I found a tiny gtx 1070 that would remove threat of it not fitting due to sata ports being in the way.

http://www.ebuyer.com/757031-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-10...
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 22-Sep-16 14:36:25
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Be careful! I don't know what the difference in performance is between the cards that you are looking at but this one is obviously using smaller heatsinks (and only one fan). However, only you know how hard you want to push it. For such an expensive piece of kit, I would go for conservative engineering every time. Check the benchmarks and customer reviews.

Edited by micksharpe (Thu 22-Sep-16 14:37:09)

Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 23-Sep-16 01:42:36
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PC Part Picker says they are compatible, but also consider case, cooling placement and other case port usage.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/?com...

(your linked card is the 1.63Ghz core clock at the top of the list)

Edit: If you check builds in that site, you'll find that many of the GTX 1070 cards are using MSI B150M Bazooka mobos. Might be one to look at.

Edited by camieabz (Fri 23-Sep-16 01:45:28)

Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 23-Sep-16 14:05:16
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In reply to a post by camieabz:
PC Part Picker says they are compatible, but also consider case, cooling placement and other case port usage.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/?com...

(your linked card is the 1.63Ghz core clock at the top of the list)

Edit: If you check builds in that site, you'll find that many of the GTX 1070 cards are using MSI B150M Bazooka mobos. Might be one to look at.


Can't change motherboard. I screwed up big time when picking the parts for this PC build. It's all decent accept i stupidly went with a mini atx motherboard. i'll need to live with it for now.
I'm not poor might just get that tiny gtx 1070 if it breaks under warranty replace it out of warranty replace it with something stronger. Replacing the motherboard again is not an option.
Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 23-Sep-16 20:29:00
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In reply to a post by micksharpe:
Be careful! I don't know what the difference in performance is between the cards that you are looking at but this one is obviously using smaller heatsinks (and only one fan). However, only you know how hard you want to push it. For such an expensive piece of kit, I would go for conservative engineering every time. Check the benchmarks and customer reviews.


My research seems to show that GTX 1070s don't get that hot. Not sure why they need 3 fans. Well, maybe because the larger ones are overclocked more.

A friend thinks this kind of design would fit accept cover up two Sata ports.

http://www.outletpc.com/vb9429-asus-geforce-turbo-gt...
Standard User blackmesa8
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 25-Sep-16 17:20:04
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I found something very interesting out in my research. From the official PDF from Asus that shows the devices tested and fully supported by my botherboard which can be found here.

B150M-A_Devices_report

That PDF i got to from the Asus page i linked earlier for my exact board and within it is this huge graphics card beast listed.

Nvidia GTX Titan z

That exact card is listed in that PDF if that card can fit surely anything can!

Remember case and power supply is not a issue. Only thing that will press my PSU would be SLI but my motherboard etc don't support dual cards anyway.
I also plan to add an extra fan.
Still not 100% sure what gtx 1070 to go for tho and i have already found two right angled sata cables from motherboard boxes because i think i might need them.

What does anyone think? Surprisingly small motherboard but mainly the Sata ports are badly placed if on my first post you view it. But the PDF device support is showing it can handle huge graphics cards despite it looking like they will impede on the Sata ports.

Scroll down on Asus site of my motherboard to see how at least 4 sata ports would be covered by a long graphics card.

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