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5870(s) or 5970 Cards in a CM 690 II Adv.?

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 11, 2010 11:53:08 PM

Well, when I built this PC, I originally intended to buy a Radeon 5770, and the grab another one for Crossfire once it started to get outdated. I changed my mind after seeing some benchmarks on the 5870, and I'm wondering now what the biggest Radeon graphics card is that I can fit into my CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced case is. First of all, I'm using an MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard, and I already took out the lower HDD cage and dropped the front fan down to help airflow. I only have two hard drives, so I don't have much use for the extra expansion slots right now. Any thoughts? Could this thing house a Radeon 5970 if I ever bought one?
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2010 12:15:19 AM

The 5970 will overhang the end of the MB by over 2 inches... almost 2.5. That should tell you. Likely the 5870 will fit.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2010 9:29:04 PM

lol, you'll have to excuse my stupidity. I just opened up my case (I wish it had a side window) and saw that the first slot is actually above the HDD Cage i took out. So no, it won't fit. I did a little more research, and the 5870 will barely fit... I'm not sure about the plug in the rear of it, though...
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
March 12, 2010 9:33:16 PM

The plugs are on the top of those, for that reason :) 
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March 23, 2010 6:14:37 AM

The 5870's fit in the Cm 692 advanced, you don't even have to take out the cages either. You won't be able to fit a fan on the cages, but I have seen some pics. but they were touching and were cramped.
The 5850's fit a little better, cause you have exactly 12 inchs of space, there so the only card that dosen't fit is the 5970,which is a good card if you can find one to buy.
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