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Will a GeForce 260 or Radeon 4870 fit in these 3 cases? Help please!

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November 12, 2008 3:08:02 PM

Hey guys, new member here, thanks for reading this!

Anyway, I'm planning a new build on a budget and have decided on either the GeForce GTX260 or the Radeon 4870 as my GPU.

I'm still undecided on a case, but I'd like to keep it under $75 if at all possible (I'm buying online, so shipping adds an extra $20). Right now, I'm looking most closely at these three:

Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CoolerMaster Centurion 590 RC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CoolerMaster Centurion 534 RC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Corsair 750 W will be my PSU as well:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now, I'm leaning slightly towards the CM Centurion 590, mainly because of its support of up to 8 120MM fans for better cooling.

BUT, I'm concerned with the whether the 4870 or 260 will fit in any of these. Does anyone have any experience with any of these? I've been trying to read as many reviews as I can, but most are from several years ago when video cards were much smaller, and it's hard to know what will fit and what won't.


If anyone could shed some light on this, or just provide their opinions on any cases in that price range at all, I'd be very appreciative! Thanks again!

November 12, 2008 3:34:25 PM

oh and I forgot to mention, the RC-690 is $75 on newegg right now, so it fits your budget.
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November 12, 2008 3:46:38 PM

+1 for the RC-690
a b ) Power supply
November 12, 2008 4:12:12 PM

You could also get the NZXT Tempest for $89+ $0 shipping. If I understand correctly your budget is $75+$20 shipping so it's still in your budget. It will fit even HD 4870 X2 cards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047&Tpk=NZXT%20Tempest

Compared to the RC-690, you pay $14 more but get 6 fans (two of which are 140mm) instead of 3, so I'd say it's a good deal.

The RC-690 is also great, especially if you hate the blue lights :) 
a c 248 ) Power supply
November 12, 2008 5:34:09 PM

What is the length of your video card? Is it going to be of those longer ones that are 10.5 inches long? Are you planning on numerous hard drives in the lower drive cage? Are you going to install one of those large tower style cpu heatsink? If so, then you might have a clearance problem. The three cases you listed are mid-tower cases. Might be a tight fit. It just depends on the rest of your components.
November 12, 2008 7:07:03 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
What is the length of your video card? Is it going to be of those longer ones that are 10.5 inches long? Are you planning on numerous hard drives in the lower drive cage? Are you going to install one of those large tower style cpu heatsink? If so, then you might have a clearance problem. The three cases you listed are mid-tower cases. Might be a tight fit. It just depends on the rest of your components.


Not sure what the length of the cards precisely is (I believe well over 200mm though), but like I said, I'm deciding between the GTX 260 and the Radeon 4870....leaning towards the 4870 at the moment.

As for the rest of my components, they'll look something like this:

Asus P5Q Pro motherboard
E8500 C2D
Corsair 750W PSU
2 optical drives
4gb RAM
1 HDD
1 PCI NIC

...and that's about it. I won't have too much to pack in, I'm just slightly paranoid about getting these massive video cards in comfortably. ;) 
a c 137 ) Power supply
November 12, 2008 7:18:53 PM

The GTX260 and GTX280/9800GX2/8800GTX are all long cards. 10.5" long.
I think the 4870 is also about as long, check it out.
They will fit in the Antec 300 case. It has all the cooling you need.
Currently $54 at newegg with free shipping.
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