Originally Posted by PathogenX
Why on earth is it longer than the 5850? That makes no sense.
You can't really fit anything bigger than 10.5 in the scout according to nVidia fermi is 10.5 if so I see my next card.
That's what I was thinking. I put an XFX 5850 in Mindy's Scout so I wouldn't have to fiddle with the drive cage again. If the Fermi is going to be 10.5 inches it should fit. I took out my 5870 a few days ago when installing my new PSU, I cleaned it, lots of dust came out of the cooling box. Then I checked it's exactly 11.5 inches which makes sense because when I put it in my Scout case I only had to bend the top of the 3.5" drive cage a little bit.
Nvidia has already said they're going to make the cards wider instead of longer so they'll fit existing ATX case specs.
Thanks for the dates when the kids get out of school for spring break.
@ Clee, I don't know how they handle it down there in Vegas but up here in the "Northwest Territory" they don't get out 'till June 1st. That's the rug-rats I have no idea about the college folks, UNR seems to get the strangest days off.
It's Wolfpack Friday, everyone who's last name starts with an N go home.
Ok I just checked XFX's 5830 is 10.5 X 4.376 x 1.5" so it's about the size of a 5850 but it's not as thick because it doesn't have the thick plastic cooler box.Edited by BriSleep - 3/23/10 at 8:20pm