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Hi, a friend of mine got this gargantuan Gigabyte 6870 and It does not fit in his Raidmax Smilodon.

Card measures 11 & 1/4th inch about. I'm really pulling for the NZXT M59 to be able to fit it. Anyone know if it can? Or other good cases around that price that can?
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HAF 912 hands down
     
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after a quick googling, the nzxt m59 can only take 10" cards without modding

you might want to check out the haf 912
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Spend the money on a dremel and make it fit.
    
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post #5 of 9
The Coolermaster 430 Elite will take that card with ease.

http://www.coolermaster.com/upload/d...k-20100618.pdf

Same price as the NZXT you linked too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jagz View Post
Hi, a friend of mine got this gargantuan Gigabyte 6870 and It does not fit in his Raidmax Smilodon.

Card measures 11 & 1/4th inch about. I'm really pulling for the NZXT M59 to be able to fit it. Anyone know if it can? Or other good cases around that price that can?
NZXT M59 can receive max card length of 290mm.
Gigabyte lists the length of GV-R687OC-1GD as 290mm. So, it should fit theoretically.

Using ZXT M59's cost US$50 + $5 shipping (Newegg) as a budget, alternatives are:-
1) CM Elite 371 (US$40 + $10 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119241

2) CM Elite 430 (US$50 + free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227

3) CM HAF912 (US$45 (after MIR) + free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

All three can take in HD5970 (310mm) with no problem. So, they can accommodate the Gigabyte HD6870 easily.
post #7 of 9
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Thanks windfire, I think I like the Elite 430 the most. Ofcourse that's up to my friend what he wants, thanks.
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post #8 of 9
The HAF912 will have better airflow due to the 200mm megaflow that you can install at the front + cable management holes.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AgentHydra View Post
HAF 912 hands down
Yep
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