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Finalizing my build and I was going to go with a Antec 300 case and pick up some Noctua fans for it but now it looks like the card I want to get, the Asus GTX 580 DirectCUII triple slot cooler, is not going to fit in it because it is 11.5". Doing some research online I am getting conflicting reports on whether or not an 11.5" card can fit in a Antec 300 case so I was wondering if there is any first hand experience on here?

If it does not fit I am going to get a Corsair 600T and a Asus GTX 570 DirectCUII instead.

Card link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121429

Case link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-042-_-Product
    
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If you don't mind the HAF looks, a HAF 912 will fit any size graphics card. It has good airflow and cable routing for the same $59 as the 300.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=haf%20912
Of course, you can't go wrong with the 600T and a 570.
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Thanks. I am looking for something low profile that does not have a bunch of LED's but I want to keep the cost down as low as possible.
    
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Thanks. I am looking for something low profile that does not have a bunch of LED's but I want to keep the cost down as low as possible.
You will love the haf 912. It gives it more of a gamer feeling than the 300 case.
Edited by kyle7412 - 3/29/11 at 4:30pm
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I have had both cases, and I love my 600T. But when I was using my Antec 300, I was able to use a 9800GX2. Was tight, and couldnt slide it straight in. Had to put in slanted, then straighten, then put in slot.

The 9800GX2 is a very large card, but not as big as the triple slot beast you are getting. Good luck.
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You will love the haf 912. It gives it more of a gamer feeling than the 300 case.
I watched the newegg unboxing and I think I am going to go with it. So the top fan is not included right? Might need a recommendation for that. I plan on picking up 2 120mm Noctua case fans for the extra front intake and side intake. Wondering if I should do 2 120mm top noctua fans or 1 200mm...

idk I might just go with the Corsair 600t. Total cost is $129 for the HAF 912 ($60) and 4 Noctua Case fans ($69). 600T is $145 with free shipping on amazon.
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. So the top fan is not included right? Might need a recommendation for that.
Correct, no top fan included. Two 120's are usually better than a 200.

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I plan on picking up 2 120mm Noctua case fans for the extra front intake and side intake. Wondering if I should do 2 120mm top noctua fans or 1 200mm...

idk I might just go with the Corsair 600t. Total cost is $129 for the HAF 912 ($60) and 4 Noctua Case fans ($69). 600T is $145 with free shipping on amazon.
$69 in fans on a $59 case? You have much better fan options.
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As much as I love my 600T and would recommend it. The fans suck. The 200mm fans are not nearly enough for me. And the rear exhaust is only a 1k RPM fan. Which is nice and quiet, but not enough for my machine.

Since you are planning on buying 2x120 noctua fans, you can put them in the top easily. I would recommend doing some slight mods to add 2x120 fans up front. I did, and it was easy.
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As much as I love my 600T and would recommend it. The fans suck. The 200mm fans are not nearly enough for me. And the rear exhaust is only a 1k RPM fan. Which is nice and quiet, but not enough for my machine.

Since you are planning on buying 2x120 noctua fans, you can put them in the top easily. I would recommend doing some slight mods to add 2x120 fans up front. I did, and it was easy.
Yeah that is one of my misgivings with the 600t, is the poor airflow. I wanted a smaller case also and the 600T is almost a full tower. I might just go with a reference gtx 580 that will fit in the Antec 300 with a couple noctua fans for the intake. I still have until next sunday or monday to pull the trigger on my build cause even if I order tonight, the parts will probably not get here until next week anyways and I would only be able to build it on the weekend.
    
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I have an Antec 300 and the triple slot Asus GTX 570 Direct Cu II and it fits wit out any modifications to card or the case, and I believe that the Asus 570 and 580 in question share the same PCB. You will not be able to fit hard drives in the bays in line with the card because it uses all the available space and I even had to put the rear of the card (towards the front of the case) in first before lining up the PCIe into it's slot, but it does just barley fit without any problems. Also I highly recommend the Asus triple slot, if you can afford to have it take up three slots, which I can, then it really is the best cooler available for these things, not to mention more power phase and better components. Even folding on mine right now it is very very quiet and cool, the fan left on auto hasn't got above 25% and it only hits 61C in folding or gaming. Very happy with my purchase and would expect you to be as well.
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