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  1. Posts : 4,457
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       #11

    "Helmut's" posting made me look at the Hadron case again.

    I hadn't noticed that it has only 2 card slots, right above the PSU.

    When using a graphics card that take ups 2 slots (RTX 2060, GTX 1660ti, Radeon RX 5700, etc.), it may be necessary to use a blower card just so that it'll physically fit.

    There is also a concern about the PSU. It's a 500W unit. Its 40A rating on the +12V rail suggests that it may be as good or better than some cheap 600W PSUs, though.

    I may need to apologize to your "PC expert", if it turns out that a blower card is the only 2 slot type that'll fit.
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  2. Posts : 153
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       #12

    So are you saying that all open-air cards take up more than 2 slots?
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  3. Posts : 4,457
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       #13

    jamos316 said:
    So are you saying that all open-air cards take up more than 2 slots?
    Some do, some don't. Here are two examples, looking from the output port end of the cards. One is my graphics card, and the second is a Gigabyte GTX 1660 ti intended for mITX systems. Both are dual slot cards. My card has a fan housing that protrudes beyond the 2 slot profile. Could be a problem. The 1660 ti, no problem.

    Blower style cards-gigabyte_2080_super.jpg

    Blower style cards-1660ti_mitx.jpg

    You'll just have to check the individual cards you are considering.

    I got the images from Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more - Newegg.com. It appears that if you use their advanced search function, you can filter on 2 slot cards. It appears that suppresses cards wider than that, even if they use a 2 slot mount. You may find that useful, even if you are unable or unwilling to buy from Newegg.
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  4. Posts : 153
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       #14

    bobkn said:
    Some do, some don't. Here are two examples, looking from the output port end of the cards. One is my graphics card, and the second is a Gigabyte GTX 1660 ti intended for mITX systems. Both are dual slot cards. My card has a fan housing that protrudes beyond the 2 slot profile. Could be a problem. The 1660 ti, no problem.

    Blower style cards-gigabyte_2080_super.jpg

    Blower style cards-1660ti_mitx.jpg

    You'll just have to check the individual cards you are considering.

    I got the images from Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more - Newegg.com. It appears that if you use their advanced search function, you can filter on 2 slot cards. It appears that suppresses cards wider than that, even if they use a 2 slot mount. You may find that useful, even if you are unable or unwilling to buy from Newegg.
    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G OC

    The above card is a 2 slot card and doesn't look like it goes any wider.

    To confirm you don't think a open-air fan card like this would cause heat problems in my mini-itx case. There will be a gap between the fans and the psu but there will be not much so will that be enough air flow?
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  5. Posts : 25,689
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       #15

    jamos316 said:
    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G OC

    The above card is a 2 slot card and doesn't look like it goes any wider.

    To confirm you don't think a open-air fan card like this would cause heat problems in my mini-itx case. There will be a gap between the fans and the psu but there will be not much so will that be enough air flow?
    This is the card I have

    Blower style cards-capture.jpg
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  6. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #16

    Josey Wales said:
    This is the card I have

    Blower style cards-capture.jpg
    That's a 3 slot card. No good for "jamos316". The eVGA mITX case has only 2 slots.
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  7. Posts : 4,457
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       #17

    jamos316 said:
    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS 6G OC

    The above card is a 2 slot card and doesn't look like it goes any wider.

    To confirm you don't think a open-air fan card like this would cause heat problems in my mini-itx case. There will be a gap between the fans and the psu but there will be not much so will that be enough air flow?
    Can you estimate the gap between the bottom of the lower slot and the top of the PSU? eVGA claims that a 2 slot card will fit, but a 2.75 card will not. A slot width is about 19 mm, so the gap appears to be less than 14 mm for a 2 slot card. Whether a gap that small is adequate for axial fans, I don't know. I'd guess that it's OK.

    Looking for 2060 blower cards, the only one listed at Newegg is this one: ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2060 DirectX 12 TURBO-RTX2060-6G Video Card - Newegg.com

    It's 269 mm long, which is 2 mm too long for your case.

    I wondered whether the PSU has the 8 pin PCI-E auxiliary power connection for the card: it actually has two 6+2 pin ones, which is good.
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       #18

    bobkn said:
    Some do, some don't. Here are two examples, looking from the output port end of the cards. One is my graphics card, and the second is a Gigabyte GTX 1660 ti intended for mITX systems. Both are dual slot cards. My card has a fan housing that protrudes beyond the 2 slot profile. Could be a problem. The 1660 ti, no problem.

    Blower style cards-gigabyte_2080_super.jpg

    Blower style cards-1660ti_mitx.jpg

    You'll just have to check the individual cards you are considering.

    I got the images from Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more - Newegg.com. It appears that if you use their advanced search function, you can filter on 2 slot cards. It appears that suppresses cards wider than that, even if they use a 2 slot mount. You may find that useful, even if you are unable or unwilling to buy from Newegg.
    bobkn said:
    Can you estimate the gap between the bottom of the lower slot and the top of the PSU? eVGA claims that a 2 slot card will fit, but a 2.75 card will not. A slot width is about 19 mm, so the gap appears to be less than 14 mm for a 2 slot card. Whether a gap that small is adequate for axial fans, I don't know. I'd guess that it's OK.

    Looking for 2060 blower cards, the only one listed at Newegg is this one: ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2060 DirectX 12 TURBO-RTX2060-6G Video Card - Newegg.com

    It's 269 mm long, which is 2 mm too long for your case.

    I wondered whether the PSU has the 8 pin PCI-E auxiliary power connection for the card: it actually has two 6+2 pin ones, which is good.
    I have been looking at the same card 'ASUS Turbo RXT 2060' however the one selling here in a local store is 268mm in length which is 1mm too long.
    https://www.elgiganten.se/product/datorer-tillbehor/datorkomponenter/grafikkort/18806/asus-geforce-rtx-2060-turbo-grafikkort-6g#

    Are they usually exact with their measurements?
    Im thinking as it's local I can drive down there with the pc and ask them to install it. Will then know for sure if it fits.

    The other card they sell which I think will fit is the "MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus OC"
    https://www.elgiganten.se/product/datorer-tillbehor/datorkomponenter/grafikkort/18805/msi-geforce-rtx-2060-ventus-oc-grafikkort-6g
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  9. Posts : 4,457
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       #19

    jamos316 said:
    I have been looking at the same card 'ASUS Turbo RXT 2060' however the one selling here in a local store is 268mm in length which is 1mm too long.
    Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Turbo grafikkort 6G - Grafikkort -


    Elgiganten


    Are they usually exact with their measurements?
    Im thinking as it's local I can drive down there with the pc and ask them to install it. Will then know for sure if it fits.

    The other card they sell which I think will fit is the "MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus OC"
    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus OC grafikkort 6G - Grafikkort -


    Elgiganten
    The MSI card looks OK. It's 226 mm long, and 2 slots wide.
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