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2x6970 on Antec 900 - Its quite funny

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Hey,

I don't know where this thread should belong to (it depends on how you look at it) - here or Case section.

This should be very informative for people who have smaller/or older cases and are planning to get the new 6970s.

The 6970s are huge. This is the first time I have seen a such a large video card. Previously I was using xfx 5770 (non-reference boards)...and they fit so nicely in the Antec 900 (I had no issue).

Now, little did I know - I got two 6970s in this Antec 900. I believe I have all high end equipment (mostly) except for the case....its pretty sad.

For people who are new/or getting this card...please factor your case size. It is crucial with this high-end card

As promised (I mentioned in my other posts)...here are the pics. And by the way, all the hard drive extensions had to extended out as I have 4x1TB HDDs...you will understand once you see the pics..

Laugh away...(If someone wants to a donate a case...has to be bigger than antec 900...I will gladly take it off your hands)...

Enjoy...

(At least I got the system up and working with Crossfire...these cards are awesome).




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I had a 5970 in an antec 900. Can't you move the cages and make room? I took one of the cages completely out and just installed the fan in the front.



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Talk about squished.
    
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haha thats funny xD I knew the 6970s were big, but I never thought they'd be too big for the 900! I'll make sure not to get those for mine =P
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I had a 5970 in an antec 900. Can't you move the cages and make room? I took one of the cages completely out and just installed the fan in the front.
All those cages have HDDs in them. I have 4 of them, and I definitely want to make use of the fans. All the cables and hard drives become very close to the video card...it become a big cluster f$$$.

And the Noctua is definitely touching the backplate of the videocard...I am so glad that these video cards have smooth metal back plate (and the clips of the noctua definitely have duct tape on them (I took that tip from their FAQs).

It is definitely squished....sigh
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Yeah 4 HDD's would make all the difference
    
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Those cards are large and in charge
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lol nice
my gtx460 isnt so long
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When I looked at the thumbnails I was like, why the hell did he put his watercooling radiator at the front of the case. How useless would that render all his bays. Then I saw you had pushed out all the bays to make room for the cards
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The 900 might be among the worst for cable management too.
    
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