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Old 10-28-2014, 01:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My GPU takes up way to much room inside my existing tower covers some ports on the motherboard which in turn eithier allows me a cd drive or hard drive cos it's covering some ports.gutting really need to spend 100 quid just for abit more space even though there is nothing wrong with the existing tower.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My GPU takes up way to much room inside my existing tower covers some ports on the motherboard which in turn eithier allows me a cd drive or hard drive cos it's covering some ports.gutting really need to spend 100 quid just for abit more space even though there is nothing wrong with the existing tower.
If the GPU is covering ports on the motherboard a larger case won't help that. If the GPU is restricting access to areas of your case you dont need a full tower for that either. A decent mid size would be perfectly fine.

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Old 10-29-2014, 03:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah I know what your saying mcguire mate.I'm gonna try and use my existing one in all fairness and hope that the ports on the new motherboard won't be covered.I mean it is a decent size tower.
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Silverstone does make an ultra thin sata cable that's supposed to fit under a graphics card
Amazon.com: Silverstone Tek Ultra Thin Lateral 90 Degree SATA Cables with Custom Low-Profile Connectors (CP11): Computers & Accessories
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Yeah I know what your saying mcguire mate.I'm gonna try and use my existing one in all fairness and hope that the ports on the new motherboard won't be covered.I mean it is a decent size tower.
Not sure if you're understanding correctly. The case/tower has nothing to do with whether or not a graphics card will cover ports on a motherboard. That is simply down to your motherboard and graphics card.
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Ye I do totally mate its down to the design of the motherboard and the placement of the graphics card I'm just hoping that the ports on the new motherboard will be in a more accessible position otherwise I won't have a chpice as for the silverstone sata cable appreciate the reply mate well worth looking into if the motherboards ports are covered.
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What case do you have out of curiosity
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Ye I do totally mate its down to the design of the motherboard and the placement of the graphics card I'm just hoping that the ports on the new motherboard will be in a more accessible position otherwise I won't have a chpice as for the silverstone sata cable appreciate the reply mate well worth looking into if the motherboards ports are covered.
Gotcha. SATA ports are on the bottom so should be good. Can use angled adapters if you need to.

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Appreciate hey I could always look on the picture of the motherboard to see where the sata ports are positioned again I appriciate the advice being given from all parties
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