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Thread: Asus CM6870-CA001S - GTX 690

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    Asus CM6870-CA001S - GTX 690

    Hey guys!
    Quick question,
    I have the ASUS CM6870 CA001S

    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-essent...

    I was wondering, will I be able to upgrade the Video Card to a GTX690? After of course I upgrade the power supply? will it fit in the case? or is this pc non upgradable? (I read somewhere that you can not upgrade this pc as windows wont bbot...really?)

    As well if I can upgrade, which power supply would fit?
    The width of both cards are the same, Length of the GTX 690 is 11in , whereas the gt 630 is 5.7in ,I have no idea if it will fit

    right now its a 300w im thinking of goin to 750-850W

    Thanks!

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    I guessing you didn't like your Yahoo answer.

    If you have the PC there right in front of you, ONE would generally take the side off it and measure it with a tape measure and THEN buy the GPU to suit the space..........if it will not fit and you still want a 690, then you buy a new case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225 and transfer everything over................. If your heart is set on a 690$$$$$$$$why did you buy this PC? You might have been better off to have one built for you at a neighborhood PC shop.

    and a 350W PSU? change that for sure under any conditions..................... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171057

    My suggestion if you want a 690 is to buy a better case with good airflow and fans (690's will produce heat) and then buy a larger PSU (it should fit all major brand cases)..............I mean 'ell, if you are going to spend the money on a GTX690, then a few dollars more for a great looking tower that will suit your needs is in order....................and the case you have now........ugly IMHO........lol

    ps....I would buy full tower case (I did) and big PSU (I did) and AMD7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125414 (best bang for the dollar today) or a GTX660Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125441 and still all cost less than a GTX690 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121636
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    Quote Originally Posted by hackerballs View Post
    I guessing you didn't like your Yahoo answer.

    If you have the PC there right in front of you, ONE would generally take the side off it and measure it with a tape measure and THEN buy the GPU to suit the space..........if it will not fit and you still want a 690, then you buy a new case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225 and transfer everything over................. If your heart is set on a 690$$$$$$$$why did you buy this PC? You might have been better off to have one built for you at a neighborhood PC shop.

    and a 350W PSU? change that for sure under any conditions..................... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171057

    My suggestion if you want a 690 is to buy a better case with good airflow and fans (690's will produce heat) and then buy a larger PSU (it should fit all major brand cases)..............I mean 'ell, if you are going to spend the money on a GTX690, then a few dollars more for a great looking tower that will suit your needs is in order....................and the case you have now........ugly IMHO........lol

    ps....I would buy full tower case (I did) and big PSU (I did) and AMD7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125414 (best bang for the dollar today) or a GTX660Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125441 and still all cost less than a GTX690 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121636

    haha no I did! I had created a few topics at around the same time, I am looking around at just a bunch of cards now, I just had come to the point of when I am measuring it is 9.5 inches from back to the little knob looking things (very technical term) but it seems like those knobs would fit behind the card, which would give me waaay more rrom as there is nothing blocking in front, heres a picture:
    close up:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/img33831.jpg/
    far away

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/img33791.jpg/
    Last edited by mjc; 03-28-2013 at 11:10 PM.

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    Just get a ruler/tape and measure the distance from the backwall to that point...
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    like I said...................that is one ugly case, I would never put a 690 in that. In fact I would not even buy a 690. I would buy 2 x 7950 (you cannot as your MB will not let you) way before that 690 and still have money left over for PSU and Case

    OR...................Case, PSU, 1 x 7950 and a better MB (could buy top-of-the-line MB) than that.............pretty much a rebuilt PC instead of just one GTX 690
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    Win7/CM Centurion/650W/Z77X-UD3H/OC'ed 2500k @ 4.1GHz/16g Kingston/HD6870/Vertex2 90g/WD 500 Black
    Win7/modded mid-case/725W/TA785G3+/Athone 2 x 4 640 OC'ed @3.442 GHz/8g Kingston/HD6870/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk

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    Just in case no one has ever mentioned this to you before, a GTX 690 will be no better than a GTX 660 if you are gaming at 1080p. A GTX 690 lets you go out to 5760x1080 (three 1080p monitors) or 2560x1600. If your monitor is only 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 (or less) then a GTX 690 would be so much overkill that you may as well have given the extra money to a homeless person on the street (at least then you would have more positive Karma!).

    Also, to echo the sentiments of the others here, a GTX 690 in that system (even with a PSU upgrade) is like parking a Lamborghini on the street - that is just asking for trouble. A GTX 690 will need a better case, better cooling, better PSU, and overall a better platform to really shine.

    While your system would definitely benefit from a GPU upgrade, there is a smarter way to spend your money.

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