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    Need an Nvidia card with the following specs....

    Bah, I've just got a new SSD for the office 'puter and discovered that my motherboard is only SATA 2 (3Gbps). I thought it was SATA 3. Never mind I thought I'll just get a PCIe SATA 3 card and off we go, but nooooo!
    I have 2 graphic cards fitted and as they are both 2u in size they block the only PCIe slot my motherboard has. As it's a good board and cracking CPU (early LGA1366 i7) I don't want to bin it obviously. So what I need would be a graphic card with the following spec:

    • Nvidia 400 series or higher
    • 1u in size
    • 2 x DVI


    I've had a good look around but I am only finding devices with HUGE fans attached or, in the case of 1u cards 1xDVI and 1xVGA. Does anyone know of any out there?

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    eBuyer have a 610 that looks like it'll fit the bill: EVGA GT 610 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics.. | Ebuyer.com

    What's your minimum spec though? x10 are the most basic AFAIK, so if you have say a 440 at the moment, a 610 isn't going to match it for performance despite being two generations newer

    EDIT: checked EVGA's website and it definitely only takes up one slot: http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/01G-P3-2616.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    eBuyer have a 610 that looks like it'll fit the bill: EVGA GT 610 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics.. | Ebuyer.com

    What's your minimum spec though? x10 are the most basic AFAIK, so if you have say a 440 at the moment, a 610 isn't going to match it for performance despite being two generations newer
    Must agree I've had something similar and it was fine and did the job well

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    Daft thought as not checked and don't have time to check right this second but is there not a newer motherboard that supports that CPU and similar CPU's that you could get to replace the motherboard you have now so you get SATA 3 or whatever other features you are after and do it that way as when looking at motherboards it normally states that it supports LGA 1366 and XXXX and XXYY etc

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    Thanks all. I currently have a GTX460 and 9500GT installed. I'm not here to play games (well, sometimes at lunch) and my current setup is plenty good enough for what I do at work. That 610 looks perfect for what it shall be used for and is a bit more more powerful than the 9500
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