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9800GX2 and Antec 900

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So I got the card and started to put it in. But unfortunately the harddrive cage seems to be in the way. I backed it off, but then found that my cables were in the way. I see I'm going to have to do some surgery, but before I go down that trail will the card consistently have space issues with a 900? Do I need to invest in a larger case? I was planning on doing a cable management mod when I got my new CPU, but this might expedite things.
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post #2 of 7
How many inches do have between the end of the 2900XT and hard drive cage?
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We are talking maybe 1/4 of an inch clearance currently...not much...but there is more room behind the card for the cables as well.
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post #4 of 7
im going to recoment a nzxt ZERO there about 170$ CND comes with 7 120MM fans and theres tons of clearence for that card
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post #5 of 7
oh noes.. I got an Antec 900 too.. Wires are definitely in the way of a 9800gx2 at the moment, I will have to do some serious rerouting when I get my gtx or gx2
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Time to bust out the Dremel!
    
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post #7 of 7
The 9800GX2 is 26.7cm long. I dont think the 9800GX2 is going to fit in the Antec 900.
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