Hey guys. I just finished ordering a rig and checked the dimensions. However, some had trouble fitting higher end cards into my case. The fit will be tight, as with most mid towers with high end cards. But it will fit, right? I realize you can't tell much from the dimensions, depends on the space inside the case and so forth. So anyone with experience using this case and graphics cards your input would be awesome. Thanks guys.
Case: NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis
20.6 x 8.1 x 18.1 inches (amazon one, but not sure on the internal)
Card:hd 5970 gb wind force
This is my 2nd post on tom's, sorry if i double posted not sure if the first one did or not. Thanks.
Looks like you might have some space issues, since you can't remove some of the drive bays. Not 100% sure, but that is what I could guess from the picture on Newegg and NZXT website. The bottom 2 bay sections look like you could remove them, but you'd need some room from the top bay section. I think most ATX mobo's are around 9-10" deep and you might have an inch or two tops left over to the drive bay, but I can't see for sure.
Thanks for the post. Sigh i failed, was too focused on everything else didn't ask the obvious question does it fit? lol. I measured and there is 10.75 inches so with good cable mangaement I hope I can do something. Any advice is appreciated as always. Thanks.
Is there a possibility to put the GPU in a 2nd slot (assuming your mobo has a 2nd GPU slot)?
If not you can always get a different case and use the existing one for friend/family member/extra PC. I'd recommend the Corsair 200R/300R. They are pretty affordable and can fit some pretty long GPU's in them!
* Room for cards up to 430mm long (300mm with drive cage) = 11.8" - 16.9"
* Despite its size, the 300R can fit extra-long graphics cards of up to 450mm length = 17.7"