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GTX 280 in Antec NSK3480 case?

Hey guys, I am setting up a cart on Newegg to build me a new computer. However, if at all possible, I want to keep my current case, which is an Antec NSK3480
(http://www.shopping.com/Antec-Antec-NSK3480-Solution-Series-MicroATX-Tower-Black-with-Silver-Bezel-Antec-EA-380W-PSU-Driv/info)
I believe it is a Micro ATX case, however, I need to know if my GTX 280 will fit in it.

Here is my build so far:

Intel Core i5-2500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073)

RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042)

Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313123)

ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315)

Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD (already own)

GTX 280 (already own)

And of course, 64-bit Windows 7, which I own.



Also, if you see any hardware incompatibilities, please let me know. Thanks guys!
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  1. Hi :)

    If its an OEM of Windows....its wont activate on a new motherboard , apart from it being illegal... so add a copy of Windows to that list...

    My only other point is the Asrock motherboard.... we wont sell them in my computer shops (too many failures)

    Any other make we sell and will be fine, but not Asrock...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    If its an OEM of Windows....its wont activate on a new motherboard , apart from it being illegal... so add a copy of Windows to that list...

    My only other point is the Asrock motherboard.... we wont sell them in my computer shops (too many failures)

    Any other make we sell and will be fine, but not Asrock...

    All the best Brett :)


    Thank you! So the case will work? I wasn't sure since it is Micro ATX, and the GTX 280 is so big. Also, I've actually got a new copy of 7 that I haven't used yet.
  3. Also I decided to go with a Biostar mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138332
    That should work right?
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    HarrisonTZ said:
    Thank you! So the case will work? I wasn't sure since it is Micro ATX, and the GTX 280 is so big. Also, I've actually got a new copy of 7 that I haven't used yet.



    Hi :)

    For a gaming machine you dont want Micro.... too small for some cards and no ventilation for the excess heat that gamers cards produce....

    Most of the gamers machines my company builds go into Midi Atx cases or server towers....

    Biostar is a mid range board... but ok...personally I prefer Asus...(top of the range)

    All the best Brett :)
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  6. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    For a gaming machine you dont want Micro.... too small for some cards and no ventilation for the excess heat that gamers cards produce....

    Most of the gamers machines my company builds go into Atx cases or server towers....

    Biostar is a mid range board... but ok...personally I prefer Asus...(top of the range)

    All the best Brett :)


    Thanks a lot Brett.
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