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6870 DirectCU fitting in a Storm Scout

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i been seeing mix opinions aswell mixed reviews for example the case supposably holds 10.5" cards max but on several reviews it can hold up to 11" before coming into contact with the drive bay. the DirectCU 6870 is 10.9" on newegg but 11" ASUS site it's puzzling me alittle bit.
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it may or may not fit. If not, they make dremels for a reason
    
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im figuring that it's gonna be rather a tight fit and i mean very tight with a fraction of a inch or so to work with, but could be wrong .
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Take out the drive bays if you are not going to be using them, helps with temps too.
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post #5 of 10
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yea i know i'll see about the drive bay thing for temps it sucks how they designed it, it doesn't really help with airflow it blocks more air then it is letting through.

im gonna do some templating with cardboard with the exact measurements and length then see what i can look at for anything modifying wise i may need to do, as for the drive bays for my hard drives i only got 1 hard drive and thats all i need i got a external im lookin at for back up and storage purposes. also to i was thinking of doing my own little bracket system for my hard drive out of thin metal and screws with some rubber to reduce vibration

is there any information about the drive bays if there part of the main structure or can be unscrewed or something?
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post #6 of 10
I ran two 6870's in my Storm scout with ease. They were an Asus and a Sapphire reference. These maybe slightly shorter then the DirectCu.
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post #7 of 10
The 6870 is actually pretty short, it should fit.

I remember one time I fit a 5870 Eyefinity into my NZXT Nemesis (mid tower) it actually touched the drive bays
    
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post #8 of 10
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the references are shorter then the DirectCU's the plastic/metal cover is offsetted and it goes off the PCB board by nearly 1/2 a inch making it nearly or exactly 11" and with the thread saying it fits 10.5" max but reviews saying 11" only way by what i can see is do templating and see what i'll be expecting
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Good point, wasn't considering that.
    
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post #10 of 10
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yup yup ^_^ all i can say tho at this point is that if it does fit it'll be like what you experienced which is what i am expecting, also to the cover is curved making it easier to fit in
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