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5870 Size

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by L0rdMike, 6 Oct 2009.

  1. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

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    Location: Southampton

    Bought a new pc today only to find the case I bought doesnt fit the 5870 in. Fail.

    Anyone else have this problem, think I will take a saw to the case to make room for it.
     
  2. Michael Myers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,041

    Location: Northampton

    i had to squeeze mine in a NZXT Beta case, left about 1/2 cm spare, guess i got lucky
     
  3. AWBbox

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Aug 2006

    Posts: 870

    Location: South London

    Could be a good excuse for a new case? :D
     
  4. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

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    Location: Southampton

    I bought the whole PC today case and everything. I failed to grasp how big the 5870 actually is. :eek:
     
  5. Pete.Dakota

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Surrey, UK

    What's the case, out of interest?
     
  6. RavenXXX2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

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    Fits Lian Li PC-60FW, with half an inch to spare.:D


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  7. mmj_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

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    I had a Lian-Li PC7A and it didn't fit without removing the HD tray.
     
  8. D13

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 983

     
  9. L0rdMike

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  10. Ease

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Dec 2008

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    Fits the HAF932 with plenty of room to spare :p
     
  11. gav2pac

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Feb 2007

    Posts: 155

    Location: South Wales

    will these or the 5850 fit into a antec 900 case?
     
  12. EdGey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2008

    Posts: 8,111

    Location: England

    Gah there was a thread about it not fitting in that case mate, shame you must have missed it.

    How many hard drives do you intend to use by the way?

    You could make quite a tidy mod out of that if you just cut both sides of the hard drive case and moved the whole thing down. dont know how it would re-attach but shouldn't be too difficult.

    let us know how u get on :)
     
  13. faugusztin

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Sep 2009

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    I had absolutely no problems... I know, i'm a bit sarcastic :p :
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  14. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

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    Location: In a house

    Hmm, Lexa Blackline here, and i don't think it will fit.

    The sapphire Vapor-X looks promising though, looks a good inch or 2 shorter than the reference.
     
  15. alwischy

    Associate

    Joined: 28 Sep 2009

    Posts: 22

    Location: Bournemouth

    I have a lian-li 6070 and had the very same problem at the moment i just layed the hd,s in the bottom of the case until i can be arsed to cut the HD tray down,i say buy a dremmel and have some fun lol.

    I have a real dilemma when i go crossfire lmao i love that case.
     
  16. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

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    Location: In a house

    5850 is same length as the 4870/90 (9.5"), so would probably fit fine.
     
  17. L0rdMike

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    I only plan to use 1 dvd drive in the top and I have a 1.5TB hard drive so will only need one.
     
  18. drunkenmaster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,190

    Years ago I had an antec sonata, mostly because it was one of the first cases with 120mm fans, and designed fantastically for quiet operation, since I started upgrading ending up spending so much time taking stuff out, putting it back in I just got a case that can take a server sized mobo, plenty of clearance, mostly just so its easier to get mobo's with heatsinks already attached into and out of cases, have plenty of free space for hands to move around mobo, play with cables, etc, etc.

    Get a huge case, makes messing with your computer sooo much easier, and, anything fits :p

    How much longer is a 5870x2 over a single 5870 though? I'd imagine that will push even server cases close to its limits :p
     
  19. EdGey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2008

    Posts: 8,111

    Location: England

    cool, in that case you could totally remove the hard drive cage and install the hard drive in one of the 5.25 bays, just a thought.

    would do wonders for the airflow aswell, and wouldn't destroy the case so would maintain a decent re-sale price.
     
  20. D13

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 983

    hang on, so 5870 comes with a plate on the back of the pcb? ooh i like that