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What is the smallest case that can still fit a big graphics card (like my 7950)? I was looking at a coolermaster elite 120, but i'm sure there must be something even smaller...
    
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Fractal design node 304 is a tad bit smaller, but I don't know about the headroom for graphics cards.
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I think the sg05 is smaller.

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I think the sg05 is smaller.

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Graphics card clearance is 9" graphics card clearance is 9" accounting for outward facing power connectors, but most cards have sideways facing connectors. Most 7950s I've seen are longer than 10", may or may not fit depending on the card.

Small case though.
Edited by Fr33kill - 3/19/13 at 4:21am
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On Node 304, a 160mm-long PSU with modular connectors will bump up against a long graphics card, so that's out too.

Silverstone SG07 / SG08 are a bit smaller than Cooler Master Elite 120.

Except for custom chassis designs and just plain rare chassis designs using say 1U PSUs and a riser for the PCIe card: see Alienware X51, Falcon Northwest Tiki, DigitalStorm Bolt, etc., you probably can't find something smaller. Or at least, I'm out of ideas.
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(SG05) Graphics card clearance is 9", most 7950s I've seen are longer than 10".

On the product page, they talk about 9" in case you have PCIe power connectors which are oriented out the end of the card. But most cards now have PCIe pointing upwards.

SG05 has exactly 262mm (10.25") between expansion slots and front frame, and there's another 6mm to be had between frame and the front panel (many people cut out a square in the frame to fit a bit longer card).

Here's a random image I found by googling "sg05 7950".
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