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Will a Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 fit into an Antec 300 case?

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December 11, 2009 5:36:27 AM

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December 11, 2009 5:39:36 AM

I think it should, its only the new line of ATI cards that are a problem! Antec 300 is a good budget case!
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December 11, 2009 5:49:05 AM

Thanks for the quick response. I'm trying to minimize the effect this has on my bank account, and I had planned on building a computer based around a Core 2 Duo. Unfortunately, Core 2 Duos aren't exactly cutting edge gaming processors. So, I upgraded to the i5, switched around the RAM and motherboard, and have gotten this build within $19 of the old one.
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December 11, 2009 6:24:54 AM

I'll consider getting that RAM, but would it really provide that much of an advantage over the one I currently have?

Also, the Radeon HD 58xx series is too expensive, and the 57xx is not as powerful as the 4890, from what research I've done.
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December 11, 2009 6:40:41 AM

Yes it would. 1333MHz is a bit too slow when you are shelling out $100 for a RAM. 1600MHz should be standard buy. Also the timings are important. They are CL8 RAM's.

There's a GSkill CL7 1600MHz RAM at $125, that the best.

About your research, yes the HD57xx isn't powerful enough. The HD5770 comes around the GTX260, HD4870 in performance. But i guess i am getting carried away about the DX11 thingy. Wait for some others to advice on it.
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December 11, 2009 6:51:46 AM

So, would it be possible to get the standard ASUS P7P55D in lieu of the P7P55D Pro? I think if I did that and got the DDR3 1600, it'd work out being a little cheaper.
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December 11, 2009 6:57:28 AM

Well i could hardly find any difference in the two boards. Cant say if you should ditch the Pro board, because i certainly didn't find much noticable differences. Check out the reviews on some website of the two boards. If you see any difference then decide.
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December 11, 2009 7:18:29 AM

Alright, I think I'm going to go with the standard P7P55D. I don't plan on doing much in terms of SLI or CrossFire. I am not the type who upgrades very often, as my current computer is about a 3 year old laptop, and all that I have ever done to it is add an extra GB of RAM. So now the i5 build is only like $13.87 more than the Core 2 Duo. I like it.
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December 11, 2009 7:59:05 AM

Congratulations! Enjoy your new config!
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December 11, 2009 3:05:37 PM

Are you really sure that card will fit? It is pretty long and has power connectors on the end. The Antec 300 is not a large mid-tower case - although not real small either. Have you acutally seen the card in the 300?
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December 11, 2009 4:43:43 PM

Doing a few quick Google searches, I came across a guy who has two XFX Radeon HD 4890s in an Antec 300.

Here's his build:

Core i7 920 @ 4Ghz // 6Gb OCZ Obsidian 1600Mhz // 2x XFX HD4890 1Gb // 2x Samsung 2333SW
Asus P6T SE // OCZ SteathXstream 700W // Antec 300 // Titan Fenrir // Logitech G11 & G5

I'm currently looking up the dimensions of the Sapphire card as compared to the XFX, but one would assume that it will fit. I guess we shall see.

[UPDATE: We have a winner. Here's an excerpt from a review of the Sapphire HD 4890 taken from Amazon.com:

If you know anything about video cards, then you'll realize that this may actually be a bit shorter than you expect. It was actually the same length as my generation older 3870, and you will have absolutely no problem getting it in a mid-tower case. Mine is in an Antec 300 mid-tower.

I think I may have a final build on my hands here. :D ]
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December 11, 2009 7:17:52 PM

Well it should be a nice one. And if you ever do pair up the 4890s - a real powerhouse.
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