I own a CM Scout and I've measured to confirm the maximum GPU length and it is obvious that an ATI 5870 will NOT fit in the case because of the welded in drive cage at the front of the case. However, assuming the motherboard I go with has a really high sitting PCI-E slot up top, is it possible that the card could extend into the 5.25 drive bays and still sit properly? Looking over various motherboards it does appear that maybe a super-long card could partially rest inside the 5.25 inch bays. Any thoughts on this or am I just crazy?
As i havent got any of the parts yet this is just my thoughts, it all depends on the witdh of the card,(logical). what i would most likely do is if it doesnt fit in a 5,25 drivebay, is to chop down,the hdd cage 1-2 slots( depends on how many hdds you got) or remove the cage completly ( if you only got 1 hdd) and put the hdd in a 5,25- 3,5 adapter and put it in the drivebay under the dvd player