Modding cases like the antec300 spire swordfin

So will the 5970 fit if you cut the harddrive cage... I will be using only a harddisk and a dvdrom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042&cm_re=antec_three-_-11-129-042-_-Product

http://www.spirecoolers.com/main/product_detail.asp?ProdID=529

or reccomend similar cases that will be able to house this gpu, by modding the hard drive cage...
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  1. Not sure about the Antec 300, but slightly bigger and looks very similar is the Antec 902 that has removable HDD bays :)
  2. zlad said:
    So will the 5970 fit if you cut the harddrive cage... I will be using only a harddisk and a dvdrom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042&cm_re=antec_three-_-11-129-042-_-Product

    http://www.spirecoolers.com/main/product_detail.asp?ProdID=529

    or reccomend similar cases that will be able to house this gpu, by modding the hard drive cage...



    You shouldn't need to cut anything.
    Antec 300 - Maximum video card size: 11.5 in/29.2 cm (Note: some video cards may block access to the adjacent hard drive bay)

    The Spire case is even bigger.
  3. ulysses35 said:
    Not sure about the Antec 300, but slightly bigger and looks very similar is the Antec 902 that has removable HDD bays :)


    that's just too expensive...
  4. Freakykiwi said:
    You shouldn't need to cut anything.
    Antec 300 - Maximum video card size: 11.5 in/29.2 cm (Note: some video cards may block access to the adjacent hard drive bay)

    The Spire case is even bigger.


    I believe that some cutting must be done since the 5970 is 30,9cm long...
  5. My bad,
    holy crap that's a big card, I thought 11.5" was as big as they got.
    The spire looks to be a much deeper case but there's no mention of card length.

    lol - my baby coolermaster 340 minitower would take it as it has no drive bays in front of the graphics slot.
  6. so if I cut a bit of the hard drive cage in that swoordfin, will it fit?
  7. Of course,
    The three hundred would be a better choice as it has more cooling potential (3 x 120mm + 1 x 140mm max).
    You should be able to remove the lower cage instead of cutting it.
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