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Mid tower case that will fit an HD 5970

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December 5, 2009 7:18:29 AM

Based on the recommendations on this forum, I purchased a Cooler Master HAF 932 to fit the 5970.

However, I did not take portability into account and I actually do move the computer from my apartment in San Diego to my home near LA quite often, and this case is really heavy.

Are there any mid tower cases that will fit the card?
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December 5, 2009 8:37:21 AM

haf 922 smaller version of the haf 932
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December 5, 2009 8:46:04 AM

quite alot of cases will fit it, if your prepared to do some modding.

If weight is an issue, why not get a full tower aluminium case, it'll weight alot less and will fit a 5970, i think Lian Li cases are aluminium
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December 5, 2009 10:37:19 AM

Rustyy117 said:
quite alot of cases will fit it, if your prepared to do some modding.

If weight is an issue, why not get a full tower aluminium case, it'll weight alot less and will fit a 5970, i think Lian Li cases are aluminium



I don't know anything about modding and I'm afraid to do anything (i.e., no overclocking). Also, I'd prefer a steel case because the freeway between San Diego and LA has a few bumps.
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December 5, 2009 11:07:28 AM

Wow....The freeway has a few bumps....

Lets be honest Its time to get creative or stop whining

Either use your brain, buy a aluminium case and put some cushions around your case or whatever to protect it in the car.

OR stop whining about your case being "really heavy" it must weight about 20KG big wooop
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December 5, 2009 11:21:02 AM

You're in Luck!

The original Silverstone FT01 Forstress is a mid tower case with three separate drive cage cages. The middle and/or bottom drive cages are easily removeable to accomodate extra long video cards like the 5970.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?p...

Here's a link to the FAQ page that shows how to easily remove the middle and/or bottom drive cage:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/qa/qa_contents.php?pno=FT...

Here's a link to one of many technical reviews:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

There are four models - black, silver, each with and without side panel windows:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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December 5, 2009 12:56:30 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Wow....The freeway has a few bumps....

Lets be honest Its time to get creative or stop whining

Either use your brain, buy a aluminium case and put some cushions around your case or whatever to protect it in the car.

OR stop whining about your case being "really heavy" it must weight about 20KG big wooop



Thanks for the informative and helpful post.

I'd rather spend money and get a tried and true, unmodified case then waste time tinkering around with something. And I have to carry the case down the stairs of my three floor apartment once a week to transport to my home in La Canada. I wasn't being literal about the "few bumps," the highway between SD and LA is ~120 miles, and I feel uncomfortable transporting $3000 worth of components in a flimsy aluminum box.
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