I have a bit of a problem, I got a new Graphics Card, the Radeon HD 4850x2 it cost a pretty penny for me and it took me a lot of work to actually obtain the card, anyway the card doesn't actually fit the case, it is less than a millimeter longer than the actual case. Anybody have any suggestions on what I should do?
Can you cut into the case a little bit to provide additional room (case mod )?
It is the hard drive cage, so you'll be safe removing about 1/2 inch or so with out damaging the structure of the case. If you don't feel comfortable with cutting into the case, I would look to replace the case instead of getting a new video card.
Return the card and exchange it for one that fits.
Based upon the review I read, it's 11.5 inches long. The 5850 performs on a comparable level and is 1 " shorter. Of course the $100 price premium is a bummer and one of the reasons that the 5850 hasn't done so well.
The 4890 is 9.5" one tier down and for about the same amount you can have twin GTS 250's (9.5") which would be a small step up in performance.
Otherwise, new case. Would not recommend cutting the case unless you are going to remove every singe component and use compressed air or water to wash out filings.