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Can two (2) 5870 cards fit in an antec 300?

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May 25, 2010 2:54:29 AM

Just about to build a rig and bought an antec 300. I know 1 5870 will fit in a 300, question is will 2?
I plan to run 2 5870's in the future when the 2nd 5870 is less then $100. As far as hard drives go, I plan to only run 2, 1 a 600gb raptor and a 2TB drive.
May 25, 2010 4:03:53 AM

If one fits then definitely two will.. Your motherboard should have the provision that's it.. You should be more worried on cooling two 5870's inside the 300.. Its a very good case no doubt but for two 5870's i'd say the antec 902 should be the case..
May 25, 2010 12:15:30 PM

The 300 may not have the sufficient air flow to cool down 2 5870. Its a budget version Case.

With money spent for 2 5870 why not allocate $ for a better case? Its memorial day weekend.... There will be a sale for case and power supply for sure.

Check this out for 1200 and HAF932

Do you a PSU for 2x 5870?

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May 27, 2010 2:59:11 AM

well frys had a $15 rebate for an antec 300 @$49. So microcenter price matched without having to mail a rebate in.
$35. for an antec 300.

i USED to have an antec 900 with a 600w psu, but ended up selling it because it just sat in my closet at home for 2.5 years (was in the military).
Now im 100% building a rig and buying parts as i see them for a much lower price (finding deals).

hmm if cooling might be an issue, i might look into water cooling. i know it sounds crazy but one of the reasons i sold the 900 was the size and id much rather have a smaller case. the 900 was huge and the 1200 is just out of the question. i dont plan to spend more then $1.5k on my rig, if i keep finding good deals who knows maybe i can just spend 1k.

btw heres a I7 930 for $200: