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mATX case and 7900GTO?

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October 7, 2006 3:53:53 AM

Am thinking of doing an E6300 build on the cheap for a buddy, probably shuttle-size. So I have 2 questions:

1) Just LOVE the look of this case, esp for the price. Is it decent? (am in Canada btw)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

2) Will a 7900GTO fit in this case?

It doesn't need to be a killer rig for OC'ing, etc......just something good on a budget. Huge PSU not needed, etc. He's not an enthusiast, he's a student that wants to do some gaming on a modest budget, so I figured going mATX with bundles might cut the price down.....simple mobo, etc.

I'm open to all feedback/opinions/suggestions. Keep in mind I'm in Canada and trying to do it on the cheap.


Much appreciated.

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a b ) Power supply
October 7, 2006 5:20:19 PM

Just installed a GTO its flipping huge, I can measure it if you want? but unless you are measuring the case too it might not help much.
a c 139 ) Power supply
October 7, 2006 6:08:58 PM

I took a look at the http://www.aspireusa.net/umanual/um-xqpack.pdf website and it looks like it will fit. See view #11 on page 1 of the PDF - looks like more room above the above the PCI-E slots for taller cards.

I also compared the GTO size against some other video cards and the standard mATX MB size. mATX motherboard: 9.3" x 9.3"
7900GTO Video Card: 9.0" L x 4.37" H 450W 22Amp
7600GT Video Card: 8.98"L x 4.7" H 350W 18Amp
7900GS Video Card: 7:80" L x 4.37 H 400W 20Amp
Since the power reqmts were on the same page as the card sizes I included them as well.
You can see the case PSU power specs on the same website:
APEVIA X-QPACK

I think you're good to go with the GTO but the 7900GS might be a better match.
I was pretty impressed after looking the case over - its seems better than it looks at first glance. There are even color matched keyboards and mouse if you're so inclined.
a b ) Power supply
October 8, 2006 12:36:37 PM

Quote:
I took a look at the http://www.aspireusa.net/umanual/um-xqpack.pdf website and it looks like it will fit. See view #11 on page 1 of the PDF - looks like more room above the above the PCI-E slots for taller cards.

I also compared the GTO size against some other video cards and the standard mATX MB size. mATX motherboard: 9.3" x 9.3"
7900GTO Video Card: 9.0" L x 4.37" H 450W 22Amp
7600GT Video Card: 8.98"L x 4.7" H 350W 18Amp
7900GS Video Card: 7:80" L x 4.37 H 400W 20Amp
Since the power reqmts were on the same page as the card sizes I included them as well.
You can see the case PSU power specs on the same website:
APEVIA X-QPACK

I think you're good to go with the GTO but the 7900GS might be a better match.
I was pretty impressed after looking the case over - its seems better than it looks at first glance. There are even color matched keyboards and mouse if you're so inclined.


Sorry on slow connection can't follow link.

remember that you have to plug the PCI-E power socket into the card and that they extend beyond the card by about 0.75 inch.

It'll probably fit, but it will be very tight.
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