Originally Posted by robina_80
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.