This is a bit ridiculous. I have an Antec P183 full size tower and I still needed to take a box cutter and sandpaper to shave off a few milimeters from my ATI 5870's red air vents to get it to fit. Of course I suppose I could have left my middle drive bay unit out but I chose the former. Anyone have the same problem. Are there no size standards these days?
My 5-year old case has a foot of clearance. Any $50 case also has enough.
50 dolllars or 250 dollars, if there is not 11 inches of clearance it don't fit.
Its a big card. Its longer than ATI's past dual gpu 4870x2. They probably did in part to fit a bigger cooler. The 5850 is over a inch shorter, but runs at a lower mhz with less SP's.
5870/5850 11/9.5 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433...