September 10, 2011

Graphics Card FAIL!

When did the Nvidia 9800GT go dual-slot without me noticing?  Looks like my choices are now the GT240 or stick with onboard.

This is the first time I've ever regretted getting a BTX-style computer.

UPDATE: Just to clarify, the title of this post really should be "Reading Comprehension FAIL," since it's my own darn fault.  There were pictures at TigerDirect and Amazon that would have made it perfectly clear that the 9800GT wouldn't fit into Chiyo-chan, I just didn't bother.  Wonderdumbarseduck, that's me.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 06:30 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 There are a couple of reasons why I started buying all-in-one super-laptops. One is that I don't sweat this kind of thing any more. The graphics in this computer can't be swapped, so I don't have to think about it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 10, 2011 06:43 PM (+rSRq)

2 There are a lot of good reasons to go with a laptop these days.  But I'll still stick with a desktop for a primary computer, if for no other reason that I prefer a real keyboard and larger monitors.

(Yes, I'm sure I can attach a full-size keyboard to a laptop.  I don't care.  I'm just an old-fashioned duck.)

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 10, 2011 06:51 PM (o45Mg)

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But I'll still stick with a desktop for a primary computer, if for no other reason that I prefer a real keyboard and larger monitors.

(Yes, I'm sure I can attach a full-size keyboard to a laptop.  I don't care.  I'm just an old-fashioned duck.)

If it is any consolation, I am the same way.  Since I do not muck around with the graphics card or anything else inside the case any more than I have to, it works for me.

C.T.

Posted by: cxt217 at September 10, 2011 10:46 PM (1Q0lw)

4 I'm still a desktop type of guy, too, but for a different reason:  I'm too cheap to shell out the $$$ for a laptop with the kind of graphics horsepower needed to run WoW well.

When I got this computer new in 2007, for about $650, it did everything really well and needed nothing, but the "windows experience" thingy reported that the video card was the slowest part of the system.  After I got into WoW it needed more graphics horsepower; I swapped in a new video card and then "windows experience" told me that the processor was the limiting factor.

There's no pleasing some people, I guess.

Posted by: Ed Hering at September 11, 2011 09:59 AM (mt2tk)

5 Tomshardware recently reviewed single slot graphics cards: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/af6850-1024d5s1-ngt440-1gqi-f1-n450gts-m2d1gd5,2949.html

Posted by: conrad at September 11, 2011 10:28 AM (gjvRz)

6 Got the laptop, and agree with the laptop camp, but I've got this NICE Lian-Li case sitting by me BEGGING to be built and I'm, well I feel very strongly both ways?

Posted by: skyhack at September 11, 2011 11:27 PM (3ESSA)

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