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Currently have a BFG GTS8800 512mb at 9.5"(according to some websites). I'm interested in getting the HD6950 which is said to come at 10.5". This is my case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144102
Checked my case, looks like a close fit mostly because it'll likely come close or just reach the hd bay. My issue is that I have my hd towards the bottom due to a short SATA cable(can always get a longer one but wonder about psu connection as in if it's long enough. I can try to move it up but I think the highest one is on the same level as the gpu meaning they'll likely make contact and not sure that's a great idea Do you guys think it's a good idea? Is there some alternative or some ways to fix up everything so that I can fit the card as well as make sure that moving the hd up, there is no contact? I'll see if I get some pics up +REPs for help.
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post #2 of 16

Just under 11inches


Its gunna be close id move the HDD down
Edited by DeadMau5 - 12/24/10 at 2:56pm
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Just under 11inches


Its gunna be close id move the HDD down
At the moment, the hdd is at the lowest possible spot. If I do get a psu which I should because I don't think my old one would sustain it, I wonder if the connections will be long enough to wrap around the card instead of behind it like they are atm.
    
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Fits beautifuly in my antec 1200 =) very long card , sexy lookin too =D
    
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Actully it's about 10.7" or so :| Should fit perfectly fine in most cases.
    
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The HD6900 cards are 11" long. That means it's 0.5" taller than most cards, I'd remove the HDD cage
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Little update:
I just realized that my hd was in the 2nd position from the bottom I've since moved it down and its far from the gpu now. Looking at it now, I should have plenty of space, along the lines of 2-3 inch at least to fit the gpu. hmm, I do wonder if I should just stick with my psu though? 2 rails, 32A, although I think total A would be around 28 last I checked.

Thanks for the post guys, +REPs for all
    
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The HD6900 cards are 11" long. That means it's 0.5" taller than most cards, I'd remove the HDD cage
According to that video, it's 10.5" compared to my 9.5" BFG 8800GTS 512. I should have at least 2 inch or so, so, I think I'm good. Doubt it's a good idea to remove cage though, no other place for hd
    
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According to that video, it's 10.5" compared to my 9.5" BFG 8800GTS 512. I should have at least 2 inch or so, so, I think I'm good. Doubt it's a good idea to remove cage though, no other place for hd
Sure, HDDs are important too

Just FYI, the 5870 shown there is actually already larger than 10.5". He was talking about roughly 10+(13/16) which equals 10.8". Not that the 0.3 inches mean a lot though.
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Sure, HDDs are important too

Just FYI, the 5870 shown there is actually already larger than 10.5". He was talking about roughly 10+(13/16) which equals 10.8". Not that the 0.3 inches mean a lot though.
Are they?

Measured case approx 12inch, should be enough for HD6950
    
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