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Old 08-04-2008, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick warning to anyone thinking of putting the two together. The 9800gtx will not fit! Wow the card is huge, was a little shocked this morning when I unwrapped the box. Got mine through today found out the hard way!Partly my fault for not checking dimensions of card though... Its not a huge problem, as all I need to do is cut a section out of the HD bay (its a section of 4 bays so I wont be missing one).

Just thought I would give you guys a headsup to anyone thinking of putting the two together.

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Old 08-04-2008, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it a microATX case? Just go buy a dremel and hack the case up to make it fit
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Those cards have a hard time fitting in anything. I have the 8800GTX and TT Kandalf full tower and there are maybe 2 inches of room from the 5.25" drive bays.
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Nah its an atx case, yeh I am just going to have to cut a section out of the HD bay to get it in :S
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It isn't removable? Might be easier to just move it out and put the drives elsewhere if possible.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The HD bay on the tsunami has 4 racks for hd's. The HD tray/bay is removable but then where else would I put it? Ill get some pics up for you guys tonight once I get in from work.
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oh man bad luck xD, the 8800gtx has a hard time fitting in cases as well. yeah i would like to see sum pics dont quite understand ur rack probelm.
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Will take em now.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Case Opened
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/Photo002.jpg

Without Bay
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/Photo005.jpg

Bay
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/Photo006.jpg

Bay
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/Photo007.jpg

Card Issue
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/Photo004.jpg
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...l/Photo003.jpg

(That is more or less where it will be placed with the mobo, not gonna get the mobo out for the pictures.)

As you can see I will need to take a good inch maybe more off the HD bay.
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Yeah hopefully with the placement of the mobo's PCI-E slot you can cut it so that you only lose one place for a drive. You could also try putting the drives in the floppy bay. A couple of times with Antec cases the screwless design allowed for both.
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