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December 6th, 2014 13:00

DeLL Optiplex 780 SFF Case Upgrade?

I just installed a new video card in my Dell Optiplex SFF,and everything works great, but the measurements I was given for the video card are way off and it is bigger than I expected. It's sticking  at least 2-3 inches out of the computer case which makes it impossible to put the top cover back on.  I've been looking around for a new case, but I'm not sure which ones are compatible. My main concern is the front power button, earphone and usb port, because they are all connected as one piece. Any suggestions would  be much appreciated.

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Motherboard CPU Type:  Dual Core Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Motherboard Chipset: Intel Eaglelake Q45

Manufacturer Dell Inc. Product 03NVJ6

Chassis Type: Space-saving

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December 6th, 2014 17:00

Dell doesn't publish front panel pinouts so unless you're prepared to map them yourself, or somebody is willing to share that info, you may not be able to move into any new case, Dell OEM or otherwise.

SFF systems typically use low profile cards, so you may have backed yourself into a corner. You may have to get a low profile card and sell this one on (eBay) or just live with the monster you created...

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