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What cases fit the 5970?

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February 20, 2010 8:51:04 AM

Hey, I'm getting a 5970 soon and as everyone knows, it's a huge card. I had a antec 1200 in mind, but I'm not sure it will fit.

My question is, will an Antec 1200 fit a 5970?

And my 2nd question is, what good cooling cases will fit the 5970?

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February 20, 2010 9:39:46 AM

I had a look at the HAF 932, which looks better in some ways, it made me ask myself, how do I install a DVD into an Antec 1200? Is it as simple as it looks with the HAF 932?
February 20, 2010 11:41:49 AM

NZXT Hades can fit a 5970. Not sure about the cooling but it has 2 200mm fan and 2 120mm with a 140mm optional. Should be enough.
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February 20, 2010 6:37:23 PM

I have the Coolermaster HAF 932. It is a huge case that can accomodate the ATI Radeon HD 5970. Case ventilation, airflow, and cooling are excellent.
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February 20, 2010 7:05:05 PM

The 1200 will fit the 12.16" length of the 5970with one caveat. The 1200 provides two optional fan mounts, which are ideally placed for twin GPU cards. One is on the case window and the other is in fan cage on the back of one of the HD cages. There are three HD cages on the 1200. If you mount the fan cage on the back of the middle HD cage, I'm gonna bet that the 5970 hits the cage.

If you mount the fan cage in the top HD cage, then you gonna make your 5970 very happy. The top HD cage will now have two fans in series bringing in fresh cool air over the top of the 5970.

You could also mount the fan cage on the back of the bottom HD cage in which case it will blow copious amounts of air under the card, providing plenty of fresh cool air for the card's own fan intake.

The HAF 932 is also a great case.... it and the 1200 share pluses and minuses so it comes down to what pluses ya like, what minuses don't matter to you and aesthetics. The 932 has some nice assembly features that I like (less screws) and has 3 pin fan connectors. The 1200 has molex connector on the fans and has air filters. Though I do like air filters, what did it for me was the ability to add the optional fans for the twin GPU card and the ability to take CPX form factor PSU's.

Assuming ya need a PSU along with the case, here's ya options allowing for futire XFire and overclosking:

HAF 932 w/ Corsair HX850 ($340 for red LED' and $360 for blue ones)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 1200 w/ Antec CP-850 ($244)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Reviews put the cases evenly matched. Jonnyguru gives both PSU's a 10.0 performance rating. CP-850 is bit quieter but if you have that 5970's fan up high, not like you're gonna notice.
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