Originally Posted by Ocnewb
I just ask a quick question since it might take a while to read thru few hundreds page
. Does the Scout fit the 5850/5870 or the 5970 anyone? Thanks for the help Rep+.
It entirely depends on two things what motherboard you have and what your willing to do to make it fit. If your not planning on X-fire, get yourself a MSI 790FX-GD70 and the #1 PCIe slot will allow the longer cards to extend into the optical drive bay. If you use the mentioned board and want to crossfire you will have to squeeze the second one in like Brisleep has done or mod the hdd cage to get the second one or third etc..., depending on the card, to get it to fit. There are more than a few examples on Page 1. There is no other way around this.
On the first page of this thread it states "GPU Specs. 11.5 inches of space from back of case to Drive Bays." This is false. When I measure my case I only get 10.5" and it also states in the manual on page 2 in the lower right hand corner; "Please ensure that your GPU does not exceed 10.6-inch (270mm) in length, it will cause damage to the GPU" . I'm not taking shots, but maybe E can clean that up so as not to add to the myth.
Personally when I'm able to go to the 5870/5890 I will do the hdd cage/drive bay mod. It appears I'm starting to like this metal cutting, making things fit that shouldn't, thing. I'm cutting on my buddies case now getting it ready for my old gear for his upgrade. I hope this answers your question and keep reading. There is an untold wealth of knowledge and experience in those few hundred pages.Edited by Rockr69 - 2/7/10 at 8:25pm