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Cutting HDD cage to fit Video card

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July 27, 2012 2:50:33 AM

I got a crappy budget mid tower case a few years ago (unfortunately) and the clearance for a video card is only 9.5.

The cards im looking at purchasing are anywhere from 11-12 inches in length. Will cutting part of the cage out affect anything in any way?

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a b ) Power supply
a c 104 U Graphics card
July 27, 2012 3:03:52 AM

it could be a main structural support of the entire case...just be careful when doing it dont cut the thing all the way from one side to the other just cut a notch out if you get what I am talking about (basically dont cut anymore then you have to) and if you dont have too much weight at the top of the case you should be fine
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July 27, 2012 4:27:34 AM

drums101 said:
it could be a main structural support of the entire case...just be careful when doing it dont cut the thing all the way from one side to the other just cut a notch out if you get what I am talking about (basically dont cut anymore then you have to) and if you dont have too much weight at the top of the case you should be fine



I didn't even think of support, thanks for pointing that out. Im glad i asked before starting up the chainsaw.
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July 27, 2012 4:28:51 AM

Best answer selected by Junk87.
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a b ) Power supply
a c 104 U Graphics card
July 27, 2012 4:33:19 AM

hahah yea if in doubt always ask....I have done this myself on cases and I have a couple buddies who have done it with no problems so it def can be done just be careful
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