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Old 03-24-2010, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to build a new system gulftown with a ati 5970 or gtx 480.

I'd like to get suggestions on what cases I should look at I have looked at CM Cosmos S Corsair 800D but, I wondered if anyone can suggest a smaller case that has enough room for these video cards.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the 5970 is 12'' long, so it's probably not going to fit in most mid-atx cases unless you're up for a bit of modding.

why do you want the smallest case that would fit these cards anyway? the 5970 is a dual-gpu card so it's going to put out some heat, and the gtx 480, although uncomfirmed, looks like it's going to be a toasty card, so getting the smallest case isn't going to help keep them cool.
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Muffins definately right, small case will boil your parts
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Ok then what full tower case do you suggest?
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Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE Sugo SG01-BF Black Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case - Computer Cases
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maybe this (even though it is a mid-atx - *note i said most not all )
Newegg.com - NZXT Hades Crafted Series HADE-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

the manufacturer even goes on to mention in the cases' details that it will support long *** cards like the 5970.
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It also features VGA clearance room for 300mm cards like the new ATI 5970.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Here's a huge (yet sexy) case:

Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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