Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
I can't understand what the vid card manufacturer's are thinking. Why would you make a card that you know won't fit into many of the most popular cases on the market? These cases have been around for quite a while so they know what will and won't fit. It makes absolutely no sense why anyone would make a product that such a large segment of their potential sales base can't use. And corporate big wigs wonder why their sales are declining.
This is the reason cases like the Corsair 600T will become more mainstream, unless the vid card manufacturers start making the cards wider like the new nVidia cards. I've posed this query before, why don't they make the cards wider to take advantage of all the wasted space in the expansion slot area of the case. The only reasoning I can see making the cards longer is maybe they get more pcb's per sheet of material and it's some sort of money saving technique. Though I don't see how it could save all that much.
But just like politics, the high end gets all the attention while the middle guys get the shaft.