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Hey guys!

so im working on putting together a portable system until i can get one of my other itx rig up and running (3rd/4th quarter of 2012), so i ended up picking up a Silverstone SG05-450, which has a video card limit of 9 inches from their website.

Currently i have an extra GTX 460 sitting around i was thinking of putting in. But i was wondering what other cards are out there and maybe see if its worth possibly picking up something more powerful? Thoughts biggrin.gif

Thanks for the help! tongue.gif
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EVGA's GTX570 HD is 9 inches.

http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/012-P3-1571.pdf
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oh wow didnt notice that tongue.gif so that would probably be the best for the size. +rep

hmmm just noticed on the front page that the 680 might be released this month, any idea if there will be any mid range gpu's launching as well? i was wondering if maybe one of those might be 9 inches and maybe out perform a 570 ? tongue.gif
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PowerColor 7950 PCS+
pictures

I'm not sure what the length of that card is, exactly.
Neither do a few of the members on that board.

The PCB seems to be reference according to this review.
The 7950 and the 7970 use the same PCB meaning that most reference cards should fit with very little to absolutely no modification, whatsoever.

If you want a ridiculously short card, look for a truncated version of a 560Ti ( Palit made some good ones ie: the SONIC )
or pick up a 7870 when they launch (Club3D's is VERY short. I'm sure others will follow.)

As for 570's, in addition to the EVGA HD's, there are a few other options out there as well.
Most notably, MSI's TFIII 570 will squeeze in, and might be a great option should you not need more than 1.28GB of VRAM.

The SG05 will accept cards all the way up to just under 10.5" (266mm) assuming the PCI power connectors are facing 'upwards' on the card.
Should they be protruding from the end of the card, look for something just under 10"(around 250mm).

For more information on GPU compatibility, take a full read through this thread.
You should leave enlightened.
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Originally Posted by DNytAftr View Post

Currently i have an extra GTX 460 sitting around i was thinking of putting in. But i was wondering what other cards are out there and maybe see if its worth possibly picking up something more powerful?

Zotac GTX 560 Ti -448 is also 9" thumb.gif
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Judged by the pics showing a Powercolor HD7950 PCS+ sitting inside a Sugo SG05 (as linked by stealthybox above), I say the absolute max usable space for fitting a card in is 275 + 1-2mm.

 

The Powercolor HD7950 PCS+ is 275mm long (according to official spec).  And the pics show it just fits with perhaps 1 or 2mm clearance.

http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=389#Specification

 

And I think Silverstone states a 9'' (229mm) 'limit' in order to make comfortable space allowance for fitting any power connectors facing front horizontally.

 

But, IMHO, allowing 20-25mm is quite comfortable enough.  This means, if a card has power connectors at the end facing front horizontally, max length is 275-25 = 250-255 mm.

 

One note of caution as raised in that post:- the shroud of the Powercolor touches the case front.  The point is that non reference cooling's shroud has this potential of physical conflict.  So, this has to be considered.

 

Lastly, as you are doing this in Q3/Q4 this year, the best tactics is to stay put now and see what cards come out in Q2.  Then, make the choice.thumb.gif

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If you don't want a potential nasty surprise stick with the GTX 570 HD or GTX 560 Ti 448 with the same HSF.
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ah, okay so around a 10-10.5 should be able to fit in without mods (assuming power connectors are facing out) so about a gtx 570 should fit on nvidias side or a 7950 on the amd side, hmm good to know. Looking between benches on the gtx 460 and the 570 i would get about a 15-20fps frame boost not to bad. Although the 7950 does seem a bit expensive now frown.gif although it is the same performance as a 580 and has 3gb of vram... hmm tongue.gif sigh.. or to wait and see if the 6 series gives "more bang for the buck"

Thanks guys + rep to all

now gonna figure out if im going to put my g620, i3-2100 or 2500k into it >_> kinda leaning to the i3 for 4 threads tongue.gif

Edit: dang... just noticed the 2win for $240 AMIR ... be shorter dang it!
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ah, okay so around a 10-10.5 should be able to fit in without mods (assuming power connectors are facing out) so about a gtx 570 should fit on nvidias side or a 7950 on the amd side, hmm good to know. Looking between benches on the gtx 460 and the 570 i would get about a 15-20fps frame boost not to bad. Although the 7950 does seem a bit expensive now frown.gif although it is the same performance as a 580 and has 3gb of vram... hmm tongue.gif sigh.. or to wait and see if the 6 series gives "more bang for the buck"
Thanks guys + rep to all
now gonna figure out if im going to put my g620, i3-2100 or 2500k into it >_> kinda leaning to the i3 for 4 threads tongue.gif
Edit: dang... just noticed the 2win for $240 AMIR ... be shorter dang it!



It's good that the 2win is too long. I read many bad reviews about it.

    
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It's good that the 2win is too long. I read many bad reviews about it.

Yeah i heard about those reviews too frown.gif issues with heat, fan blades bending and sometimes subpar performance as well as stuttering =\
I dunno just always found the card.. interesting i guess you could say tongue.gif
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