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Old 09-10-2009, 06:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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mini itx cases some of them have got low profile pci slots but lets say when you buy a pci or pci-e card cant you change the metal bracket to a smaller one so it can fit in the case as the cards are screwed on the bracket so cant you swap it with another bracket, heres the link

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look at the section Low Profile
the card has to be low-profile or low-profile ready meaning that it already comes with low-profile bracket installed, or that it has a full height bracket installed but also comes with a low-profile bracket accompanied in the package contents which you can swap it with.

but you cant install a low-profile bracket on any card though. if a card doesnt say its low-profile or low-profile ready, you cant install a smaller bracket yourself because it just wont fit, youd probably have to cut into the pcb to do so.

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btu can you interchange the brackets on the pci card to a low profile one for example a network card

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good zotac boards come with a ext PSU does that mean instead of using the case ext psu i can use the zotac one or no? im thinking about this case

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