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Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R5

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Fractal R5 GPU replacement

The Fractal Define R5 is a hugely versatile case and installing additional devices is fairly easy and straight forward. In this article we will cover removal and installation of your video card. As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the Puget Systems support department, we are here to help. Enjoy!


Below is a video detailing the process and below that are written steps.


Replace GPU

This section will cover the removal of a video card on your Puget System

Step 1:

Start by grounding yourself

Step 2:

Remove all power going into your system and orient yourself from the rear of the system

Step 3:

Remove the 2 thumb screws securing right hand side panel, push the lever down and slide panel off chassis

Step 4:

Lay the system on it's side then locate the video card

Step 5:

Remove the power cables going into the video card

Step 6:

Remove the two thumb screws securing the video card into the case


Step 7:

With the screws removed we can now release the PCIe latch that holds the video card in the motherboard then pull the video card away from the motherboard and remove from the system

Step 8:

To install a new GPU simply reverse the steps and you're up and running




We hope you found this article helpful!

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Tags: Setup, Hardware, How-to Guide, Desktop, Case, Technology, Optimizing, R5, GPU