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Will a MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB fit in a Rosewill Challenger

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April 28, 2011 8:20:21 PM

Basically I am unsure if it will fit in the Challenger case, I ordered them both today and from what I read the card is 11inches big and the Challenger will fit an 11inch card.
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April 28, 2011 8:36:56 PM

Yes! it will be a tight fit and block an hdd mount.
Standard fare for cases that size including the Antec 300.
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April 28, 2011 8:43:55 PM

Great! Thanks for the help Davcon, appreciate the quick answer, I started freaking out because I ordered everything from Newegg and then I saw some people saying that certain cards don't fit in the Rosewill, good to hear it does!
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April 28, 2011 8:52:18 PM

viveksnoop said:
Great! Thanks for the help Davcon, appreciate the quick answer, I started freaking out because I ordered everything from Newegg and then I saw some people saying that certain cards don't fit in the Rosewill, good to hear it does!

My bad!
Sorry dude it won't fit with the hdd cages side mounted!Unless you dremel the cage .
Thought the Challenger was like the 300 where you can extend into the hdd cage.
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April 28, 2011 9:11:21 PM

Any recommendation on what case I should get that is fairly cheap and will fit the GPU?
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April 28, 2011 9:21:42 PM

Looks good to me, you know if it'll support my Mobo as well (AsRock p67 Extreme4) with the 3.0 usb drives and all, btw this is my first build so this might be a horrible question hah
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April 28, 2011 9:32:27 PM

It's definitely the most versatile case currently on the market at it's pricepoint.
You can fit a whole wack of gear in it.
I wouldn't be too concerned about usb 3.0 even if the case had usb 3.0 on the front panel you have to route cables.
Next gen mobo's will have onboard usb 3.0 support for front panels.
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April 28, 2011 9:41:32 PM

Alright, I'm going to get that then, thanks for letting me know, I guess I'll figure out what you mean when I try to assemble the computer
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April 28, 2011 9:48:36 PM

viveksnoop said:
Alright, I'm going to get that then, thanks for letting me know, I guess I'll figure out what you mean when I try to assemble the computer

Self evident once you compare specs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
The 912 is way bigger,has more expandability,and weighs more = better quality construction
Don't worry about less fans the Rosewill fans are crappy,noisy,$5 specials anyways.
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April 29, 2011 4:16:54 PM

Thanks for the help Davcon, I purchased the HAF 912
I got an AsRock Extreme4 - Mobo
i5 2500k Sandy Bridge - CPU
MSI Radeon HD 6950 2gb - GPU
CORSAIR HX Series 650W - PSU
Scythe SCMG-2100 - Cooler
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 - HDD
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB RAM

First time buying and putting all this together, hopefully it goes smooth, I also got Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste because I heard that helps =).
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April 29, 2011 4:23:48 PM

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April 29, 2011 4:59:51 PM

viveksnoop said:
Thanks for the help Davcon, I purchased the HAF 912
I got an AsRock Extreme4 - Mobo
i5 2500k Sandy Bridge - CPU
MSI Radeon HD 6950 2gb - GPU
CORSAIR HX Series 650W - PSU
Scythe SCMG-2100 - Cooler
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 - HDD
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB RAM

First time buying and putting all this together, hopefully it goes smooth, I also got Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste because I heard that helps =).

Heads up! that ram kit is not the ideal choice for your cooler.
It's very tall 52mm and will not allow you to add another kit(the same) in the future.
You'll be alright with just 2 modules.
Just thought i'd let you know.
XMS3 is only 33mm tall and you could fill all dimms if you wanted too.
Build looks great enjoy!
Thx for the BA:) 
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April 29, 2011 5:04:20 PM

Oooo, thanks for letting me know, yah, I'll change it out in the future, I'll only need 8 for now, and as long as that works well, I won't worry about it too much until I need to add more. But I'll make sure I ask you before I buy another kit! Thanks so much bud, appreciate all the help.
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