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Fractal Core 3000 GPU and Motherboard Compatibility Question

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April 7, 2012 12:52:11 AM

Hi, I'm planning to get Asus Geforce GTX 560 Ti, but I'll have to change my casing too. And because I don't want to spend much money on casing, I'm considering to get the Fractal Core 3000. My question is, will the casing be compatible with Asus M4A77TD motherboard? And also, does it has enough room for the GPU?

I've checked the casing:
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&...
It says it supports graphic card lengths up to 270mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place.

As for the GTX 560 Ti:
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTX5...
It is stated that the length is 10.16" (258.064mm). So the casing should be enough, right?

I need your input. Maybe there are some infamous things surrounding the Fractal Core 300 that I'm not aware of; like optimizations and such? Thanks in advance.
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April 7, 2012 2:19:57 AM

Yes that case will work fine with both your motherboard and GPU!
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April 7, 2012 2:22:48 AM

Yes you will most likely have to remove the top hard drive case or find a clever way to route the power cables to the card. It's a good budget case and removable hard drive bays are easy enough to take out. Just checked a review on hardware secrets. They had no difficulties with it. Only problems with it are lack of filters for side intake so you might want to buy a fan filter if you are planning on purchasing a side intake fan for your case and aren't OCD about cleaning your computer.
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April 7, 2012 2:43:26 AM

Ooops! Change of plan! I just found a second-hand Asus GTX 570 with the same price as the GTX 560 Ti! Is fractal Core 3000 able to handle it? Thanks again!
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April 7, 2012 2:48:58 AM

Yup, still no problem with space.
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April 7, 2012 2:51:21 AM

Yes as stated above!
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April 7, 2012 2:57:56 AM

Best answer selected by gmahadhika.
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April 7, 2012 2:58:09 AM

Thanks to everyone. Case closed. :) 
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April 7, 2012 5:07:57 AM

Anytime, enjoy the new build!
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