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Cases ATi 5870 & 5850

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ciff1, 10 Oct 2009.

  1. ciff1

    ciff1 New Member

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    Looking to build new i7 (1366) rig after christmas, but how many cases can accomodate these 11" long gpu's. Looking at this months premium player :confused:as a base but without the ssd and just a xfi extreme gamer sound card. Just that the cooler master 840 is such a big bland case, good for air cooling but no window etc.
    Why do gpu manufactures keep designing longer gpu's as they only fit the huge high end cases!
    Budget £1500 but also have to allow for gaming keyboard and new 2.1 speakers and 22" monitor.
     
  2. gaz_360

    gaz_360 Make that change

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    May not be your first choice to look at maplins, but sometimes they have some pretty good stuff, I got this case on offer about 7 months ago for £29.99. It has more than enough space for a 5870.

    Gaz :D
     
  3. Threefiguremini

    Threefiguremini New Member

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    I went with the coolermaster haf 922. Good quality case and big enough for large graphics cards
     
  4. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    i have a nzxt apollo case and was not sure if a 5870 would fit so contacted nzxt and they tried it for me and said that indeed the 5870 did fit but only just
     
  5. wartank

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    hi heir flick, just wondering if you ever got that 5870 for your apollo? im measuring my case and i dont seem to have 11 inches im looking at 10.75max, did you remove the hard drive cage i think it fits without the cage but i would rather keep the cage if possible? Thanks


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    On a closer look at my case (nzxt apollo) the distance from the back of the case to the hard drive cage is actually about 28cm which is right on 11 inches.
     
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    The 5850 is smaller than the width of an atx motherboard, will fit in most cases no problem.
     
  7. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    wartank, i could not find a 5870 anywhere so went for a pair of 5770's
     
  8. evoyear

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    that's what i thought
     
  9. radeon2010

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    The Nvidia GF 3D Vision Kit is suitable for you.

    link
     

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