Ok, going to have a little journal here of my work on the big rig as it is progresses. Currently learning a lot very quickly so I figured it would be nice to share in this forum. For starters, lets define what the big rig is. The big rig is my Alienware Aurora ALX that I bought way back in 2009. It has been a great PC longer than any of my past PCs by far. The only problem is that I have never tried to upgrade until now. After Harvey finally died down in Texas, I got started on trying to upgrade the graphics cards, hard drive, and add ram. I was able to add a hard drive easily, but the rest has been harder than expected with the cards being the real problem. That problem is that I made a bad mistake in 2009 when I bought a dual graphics card setup rather than a single powerful card. Besides never really working, it has only increased the complexity of upgrading the system. Removing the two cards was not that hard other than removing a very small connector that was not listed in any diagram and having to get the bottom card around a cable without hurting either. The fun began when I went to get the 1050 GTX to install it in a slot. It is about the same size as the previous two cards combined. Therefore, it would not fit in the top or bottom slot so I am now stuck with what I can do now. Should I get a smaller card to fit one of the two slots or make it fit the bigger card?