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Do you think a NVIDIA 9 series card will fit in a Mid size case?

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January 7, 2008 3:06:41 AM

I want to make sure before i actually buy a NVIDIA Geforce 9 Series card. The full cases are alot more money then mid size cases too so that will add more to my budget.
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January 7, 2008 3:17:46 AM

We can't tell until they come out. However, they probably will, since boards don't seem to get bigger from series to series.
January 7, 2008 3:21:15 AM

I know you cant tell me.... but just abit of a guess.
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January 7, 2008 3:23:09 AM

Also by any chance do you know what kind of power supply i would need? a 750watt right and how many amps?
January 7, 2008 3:51:28 AM

They'll probably be about the same size as current 8 series cards. Although the GX2 looks pretty beastly.

I think if your case can fit a GTX your probably in the safe zone.
January 7, 2008 6:32:25 AM

imnotageek said:
Is it just me or the huge 9800GX2 does seem to extend beyond the standard motherboard?

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/05/exclusive_nvidia...

Good eyes.
Yes, it seems that way. On my PC for example, I may need to move my hard-drives because that's where the drives stick-out. My case should have enough space after the drive moving.
January 7, 2008 6:37:54 AM

holy monkey! those are HUGE> oh, in teh pic it says 7950gx2 at bottom, anyone else catch that? i think if i go intel/nvidia i should get a cosmos...its the only sexy case that will fit those behemoths!
January 7, 2008 6:42:24 AM

patater said:
holy monkey! those are HUGE> oh, in teh pic it says 7950gx2 at bottom, anyone else catch that? i think if i go intel/nvidia i should get a cosmos...its the only sexy case that will fit those behemoths!


Typo perhaps ... I certainly do not own a 7950gx2 either to verify that ... lol.
January 8, 2008 3:38:09 AM

I dont know if a 8800GTX can fit in my case.... im using a 8500GT right now.
January 9, 2008 2:24:37 AM

The 8800GTX/Ultra are about 270mm long in the pcb, but that's an estimate from left over packaging. I don't have any of these cards at the moment to measure.

For reference:
The 8800GTS320/640 are about 230mm long in the pcb, plus another 10mm for 6-pin socket. (Don't have a GTS256/512 to measure).

The release notch on the PCI-E slot is around 145mm (5 3/4")from the back of the case, so scaling this to the photos, it is about 63-64mm, making the whole 9900GX2 close to 270mm, which is the same as the current GTX/Ultras.

8500GT is a short card, so you will need at least 270mm (10 3/4") from the blanks in the back of the case to your drive bays. You may want to allow another 12mm (1/2") for getting the card in/out of the board and case, and clearance for cabling.
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