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need help on my 9800gtx and case immediately please

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August 10, 2008 5:30:56 AM

need help! I'm building my case now... and i'm having trouble installing my 9800gtx+ on my Ultra e-torque case! what should i do to fit it inside?
August 10, 2008 5:53:16 AM

What trouble are you having? I looked at the case and the hard drive cage on the bottom seems to be mounted too close to the motherboard area so longer cards such as yours will be difficult to fit and if that's the problem your having you'll have to remove or mod the cage.
August 10, 2008 5:55:46 AM

how can i mod the cage?please help me...
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August 10, 2008 5:59:15 AM

So I assume that's the problem your running into?
August 10, 2008 5:59:52 AM

yes...i really need help
August 10, 2008 6:02:11 AM

I have to ask how opposed you are to cutting your new case. How many hard drives are you planning on using?
August 10, 2008 6:03:06 AM

just 1...i'm ok on cutting the case, but how? can we chat on Yahoo messenger or something?
August 10, 2008 6:03:38 AM

The best option I can think of looking at the pictures on the Ultra site is to totally remove the cage.
August 10, 2008 6:04:39 AM

i mean which cage??
August 10, 2008 6:11:25 AM

If I'm looking at the correct case there is a small bracket hanging off the bottom of the drive bays and that is what you can install your hard drive on while the large hard drive bay mounted to the bottom and back is just getting in the way. You could use some tin snips or something similar to cut that out or just cut enough of it to clear your video card.
August 10, 2008 6:13:25 AM

If you have a drill you can drill out the rivets holding the cage to the motherboard tray
August 10, 2008 6:14:59 AM

what's a tin snips or stuff like that?i kinda don't understand how i'm gonna mount the hard drive...
August 10, 2008 6:16:54 AM

Do you have your motherboard mounted in the case now?
August 10, 2008 6:17:01 AM

i don't understand..sorry..please explain it to me more clearly..thank you..
August 10, 2008 6:17:01 AM

i don't understand..sorry..please explain it to me more clearly..thank you..
August 10, 2008 6:17:25 AM

Do you have a digital camera?
August 10, 2008 6:18:32 AM

yeah..where can we chat quickly? like windows live messenger? please,,i need help...
August 10, 2008 6:19:33 AM


Is this your case?
August 10, 2008 6:20:16 AM

I really don't like messenger clients, too much crapware.
August 10, 2008 6:24:09 AM

Yes you have the motherboard in the case and/or yes you have a digital camera? What motherboard are you using? Could you take a picture of your case with the motherboard mounted so I can see exactly what your dealing with?
August 10, 2008 6:25:21 AM

ok..uhm,,i have the evga 650i ultra..w8..i'm gonna take a picture..
August 10, 2008 6:27:19 AM

On top of the hard drive cage are two pieces of metal sticking up which are there to mount extra drives in case you run out of room. Depending on the placement of the PCI-E slots on your motherboard you might be able to just bend them down and get your card to fit.
August 10, 2008 6:33:24 AM

its not the 2 metal sticking upward that blocks my pcie card...its the corner of the cage...how do i send the pictures to you?
August 10, 2008 6:33:24 AM

its not the 2 metal sticking upward that blocks my pcie card...its the corner of the cage...how do i send the pictures to you?
August 10, 2008 6:35:48 AM


The arrow is pointing to where you are going to want to mount your hard drive
August 10, 2008 6:37:37 AM

what should i do then?
August 10, 2008 6:38:12 AM

You need an account with Photobucket or something similar and you need to upload the image and copy and paste the URL here
August 10, 2008 6:40:42 AM

Use a hammer and crush the cage a little to clear the card or find something to cut the cage out of there to get it out of your way. Either that or buy a new case.
August 10, 2008 6:41:03 AM

can i just send it to your email? maybe i'm just going with the cutting method..will that be fine?
August 10, 2008 6:41:03 AM

can i just send it to your email? maybe i'm just going with the cutting method..will that be fine?
August 10, 2008 6:42:32 AM

ausch30@yahoo.com
August 10, 2008 6:46:20 AM

sent it already...
August 10, 2008 6:51:00 AM

I saw the picture and the best thing I can suggest is what I said above or you might be able to (depending on how strong you are) just get some pliers and yank the hard drive cage out of there.
August 10, 2008 6:52:11 AM

Before you do anything though remove your motherboard to prevent damage
August 10, 2008 6:54:36 AM

how can i yank it?it has screws that i don't know what type...
August 10, 2008 6:54:36 AM

how can i yank it?it has screws that i don't know what type...
August 10, 2008 7:06:04 AM

Those aren't screws they're rivets and if you have a drill you can drill sraight through the center and remove them. Even without doing that if you yank on the cage you will see that it's not super strong or secured very well and with a little elbow grease you can get it out of there. I'm going to bed, good luck.
August 10, 2008 7:08:57 AM

thank you..i'l try tomorrow..hope i can get some help tomorrow from you again...thank you so much!
August 10, 2008 1:17:00 PM

you just used the forum as a messenger client replacment didn't you :p 
August 10, 2008 3:57:46 PM

loool hahaha nice one
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