Originally Posted by Monsk
@brisleep, how hard was it putting in the 5870? I'm thinking of jumping ship on nvidia because my 9800GT is struggling too much
This is a re-postt, instead of sending you looking for it, I'm doing a copy and paste......
First, in the drive cage, don't put a hard drive where the card is going to sit. There's an SSD drive there, then under it is the 1Tb hard drive, then under that is the other SSD, then you put the front of the card against
the cage, see exactly where it's going to go, take it out and push hard on just that spot! I know, intentionally dent my new case? Yep, then set the nose of the vid card in there, push a little more so there's about 1/4" left and rock the connector into place then snap, the retainer snaps out and then you can put in the screws. Just the top fits into a bit of the upper cage, the part I had to bend was the round bit at the top of the lower cage.
DS didn't want to put that board in there so they tested the system with another board and sent me the 5870, it's the only part of the case/ components that's not under warranty. I'm actually hoping to wait for top of the line Nvidia card when it comes outs. If it's any longer I'll unfortuneately have to get another case.