# Solved: 5870 in antec 300? (going 5850)

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I am hearing mixed results, although i am not sure i even want to go 5870 after hearing that a 5850 can overclock higher.

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Go 5850.
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 Originally Posted by 1keith1 I am hearing mixed results, although i am not sure i even want to go 5870 after hearing that a 5850 can overclock higher.
No, the 5850 can not clock higher per say, but rather just as well. However, the 5870 is still a better card and will outperform a 5850 (margins are subjective). Also, in order to get it into your 300 you will have to utilize the space in your middle HD area, so move whatever devices you have in that area to the bottom. The 5850 will be less of a tighter fit, but should work in your given space.
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 Originally Posted by skitzogreg No, the 5850 can not clock higher per say, but rather just as well. However, the 5870 is still a better card and will outperform a 5850 (margins are subjective). Also, in order to get it into your 300 you will have to utilize the space in your middle HD area, so move whatever devices you have in that area to the bottom.
could somebody remind the diffrence between a 4850 length and a 5870 length?

I think the card is going to run into one of the side rails of the HDD tower also which wont allow for it to fit inside of the HDD tower
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My friend has a 5770 in an Antec three hundred, it fits pretty well, but I don't know how much longer a 5870 is than a 5770.
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 Originally Posted by 1keith1 could somebody remind the diffrence between a 4850 length and a 5870 length? I think the card is going to run into one of the side rails of the hdd tower also which wont allow for it to fit inside of the hdd tower
4850 = ~9.75"

5870 = ~11.2"
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 Originally Posted by skitzogreg 4850 = ~9.75" 5870 = ~11.2"
its so close that its almost impossible to tell, it could be that if i sand the edge of the HDD tower then it would fit... but i just dont know.

Could somebody produce some pictures of their own with proof? +rep to whoever can.
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Just for reference, here is mine in my 900. If you see how I only have about an inch of clearance, this will prove a hindrance in your 300. The 5870 would extend into your HD cages.

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I just installed a 5870 in my Antec 300. It fit, just barely. Obviously you cant have a harddrive installed in the drive cage at the same level. I'll take a picture when I get home in an hour, unless someone else does first.
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 Originally Posted by BinaryDemon I just installed a 5870 in my Antec 300. It fit, just barely. Obviously you cant have a harddrive installed in the drive cage at the same level.
do you have a pic you could put up? I would love to see it
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Diamond 5870 in Antec 300. It does stick slightly past the drive cage, but its not obstructed by it.

(It's a build in progress, still waiting on PSU and SSD)

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Okay thank you for that, i decided to go with the 5850 though after hearing overclock results.

But have some rep for taking th pics
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My brother has a GTX 260 in an antec 300 and it fits fine. It is 10.5" long and according to http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3643&p=2 the 5870 is the same length, so it should fit fine.
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