Question RX 580 too big for GA-H170-D3H

Dec 10, 2019
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My Msi RX 580 Armor 8gb OC just arrived and surprisingly It's too big for my motherboard that even geaphic sockets cannot reach pci16 even though GA-H170-D3H is supported I checked it compatibly, why Is that? Am I doing something wrong?
Maybe it's my case? Cooler master N400

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https://pasteboard.co/IKA79iT.jpg
 

WildCard999

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What is exactly obstructing the card?

The case and motherboard shouldn't be the issue.

Did you push down the locking mechanism on the PCIE slot to open it up before trying to put the GPU in?

The PCIE slot you need to use is the grey slot closest to the CPU.
 

WildCard999

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I missed the pic >.<

Yea the case expansion slots need to be removed before you add in the card. Which that card it will require additional power from the power supply so if yours doesn't have the required 6+2 (8-pin) connection then it needs to be replaced. Once the card is installed with the proper power connection then the monitor connection needs to be swapped from the motherboard to the RX 580.
 

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