entigy
2 Bronze

Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

What's the maximum length of graphics card PCB that will fit comfortably in the Aurora chassis ?

I currently have a GTX260, which shipped with the machine, but was thinking of upgrading to a DX11-capable card in the near future.

I removed the side panel of the PC and measured the length of the GTX260 and it was approx 9"; some newer cards are slightly longer.

As the card seemed to be right up against a 'conduit' which housed a load of wiring, I doubted whether anything longer would fit in.

Can anyone confirm whether a longer card would be OK ?

Has anyone replaced one before ?

Cheers.

 

 

 

 

Alienware Aurora (2009) | Intel Core I7-920 2.66GHz @ 3.20GHz

6Gb RAM | Windows 7 64-Bit

Bios Version A11 | Command Centre 2.6.10

Nividia GeForce GTX460 1Gb | Realtek HD Onboard Audio

OCZ Alchemy Keyboard | Logitech G5 Mouse

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hairbautt
3 Argentium

Re: Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

I fit a BFG GTX 275 OC in there just fine. Hope this helps by giving you a reference.

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Chiller3333
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Re: Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

A 5870 fits also.

As well as a 5870 or a GTX480.

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jay2010
2 Iron

Re: Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

5970 fits too.

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cowboycat
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Re: Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

My 5850 fit great . The only problem I may have in the future is the card is thick and covers the other slots .

Alienware Aurora,black,17-975 OC 4.0,6gb corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600mhz memory,saphire HD 5850 1gb DDR3 GPU,640gb HD,custom liquid cooling,875 watt psu,DVD/CD RW,BLUray,19&1 reader,window 7 64,AO9 bios

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entigy
2 Bronze

Re: Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

Thanks for the info guys. It's all good to know.

Alienware Aurora (2009) | Intel Core I7-920 2.66GHz @ 3.20GHz

6Gb RAM | Windows 7 64-Bit

Bios Version A11 | Command Centre 2.6.10

Nividia GeForce GTX460 1Gb | Realtek HD Onboard Audio

OCZ Alchemy Keyboard | Logitech G5 Mouse

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Re: Alienware Aurora - Graphics Upgrade ?

Aye I have dual graphic cards that are the x2 size taking up 4 slots...I'm pretty sad without a sound card as a result

Alienware Aurora
Bios version A11
CC version 2.5.52.0
MS Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
Intel i7 CPU 920  @ 2.67GHz, 2668 Mhz
Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 - SLI Enabled GDDR3
3GB 1067Mhz DDR3
Realtek Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio (No room on Mobo for Sound card!!)
G15 Keyboard, Mx518 Mouse

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