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GTX 690 Won't fit

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November 16, 2012 2:35:47 PM

I recently upgraded my GPU hardware to a GTX 690 (yay!). The GPU works fine, but it does not fit well into my mid-tower case:
Actually, what I meant by 'fits' is that the mounting brackets do not align with the holes on the case. As such I am only able to use my rig properly when it is laid sideways on the ground. i.e. the right side of the case (see picture) is on the ground. If my case is standing, then my GPU will not be properly set unto the pic-e slot since there's nothing holding the GPU from falling.

Question 1: Will leaving my pc rig in that position have a negative effect on airflow?
Question 2: How do I fix this?

Will post pictures soon...
Thanks

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November 16, 2012 7:14:36 PM

It seems that there is a manufacturing flaw in the case, or your motherboard is not lined up properly. I would see where and if there are flexes in the case anywhere, and if you can't fix them RMA it. As for airflow I could see it having some negative effects as the hot air would stay at the now top side of the case a little more (but the mesh would radiate it) but I can't see it being more than a 3 or 4 degree difference at most.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2012 7:25:57 PM

i prefer to respond after seeing some pictures , but anyway this build deserve a better case at least a phantom 410
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November 16, 2012 7:27:47 PM

That's a nice card you got there. I am guessing you are saying that the screws on the pci slots and the graphics card do not line up? Laying the pc on it's side is not ideal for airflow transfer. Post a picture so we can see how far off it is. I'm sure you could modify the case so it fits properly.
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November 17, 2012 11:43:42 PM

Sorry for taking too long to respond.
Here are pictures of the annoying pc case and graphics cards:



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November 21, 2012 4:44:18 PM

I still need a reply.
Thanks.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 21, 2012 5:52:36 PM

honestly i don't know cuz the case side panels will no way to apply these screws in :/ 
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November 22, 2012 1:09:38 PM

Since there aren't any more replies, I should get a new case then. If so, any recommendations? (other than the phantom 410, of course)
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2012 2:41:56 PM

is there a budget for the case ??
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November 22, 2012 4:21:37 PM

Yes, kinda. Less than $150. And nothing too hard to install.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2012 5:24:09 PM

ok lets Summarize the best cases on your budget at the market to you here :

♦ Full Tower cases :

- CM Storm Series Trooper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Thermaltake Chaser MK-I http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- COOLER MASTER HAF X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT (not 410) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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♦ MID TOWER CASES :

- Corsair Carbide Series 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec Lanboy air http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- COOLER MASTER HAF XM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Thermaltake Level 10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair Graphite Series 600T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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♦ Silent Cases :

- Fractal Design Define XL Full Tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Fractal Design Define R4 Mid tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT H2 H2-001-BK Mid Tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


each of one of us has his own taste , all these cases are quality cases just choose what suits with you.
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November 22, 2012 5:29:47 PM

Any of the HAF cases hands down, or the Storm Enforcer if you want to save cash. Of all the cases I've built with, Coolermaster's are the best. I even built my office box in one.
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November 22, 2012 8:18:23 PM

As long as they would fit a gtx 690, that's fine.
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November 23, 2012 2:35:47 AM

Thanks for the response Mrdowntownkiller and NV98 for reinforcing my decision to choose the Cooler Master HAF XM case.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2012 9:22:55 AM

Glad that i helped , btw nice case :) 
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