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will it fit? (HD5870)

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  1. thurnwood New Member

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    hello, not sure if this is the right forum but anyway, im going to buy the HD5870 and the silverstone fortress but i have heard that the HD5870 is bigger than previous models and people have warned about its size.

    So basically does anyone know if the HD5870 will fit into the silverstone fortress case or have any ideas on if it will or not, any responses are greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
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    hm just looking i personaly can't see why not but it might be quite tight, which version was you planning on getting?

    here's a pic if it's not allowed mussels will delete it ;)

    Fortress FT02 not listed on the companys website yet
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    and the raven listed on the companys website
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    this is from the companys website http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_contents.php?pno=FT01


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    FT01 can support 10.5” or 26.67 centimetres consumer level graphics cards.
    The support for this type of cards does not require HDD cage to be removed.


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    FT01 can support 12” workstation level graphics cards.
    To support such long cards, the middle HDD cage must to be removed
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    Graphics card length reference:​


    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 according to many websites is only 10.5" (this is with the reference cooler other cards may vary in size)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 is physically shorter, measuring only 9.5 inches in length (this is with the reference cooler other cards may vary in size)
    NVIDIA Quadro FX5600 / AMD FireGL V8600/8650 - 12" or 30.48 centimetres
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX280/260 - 10.5“
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX285 - 10.5" ("size according to XFX'S specs" other cards may vary in size[/COLOR]
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX/9800GTX+ - 10.5“
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT/9600GT/GTO - 9"

    AMD Radeon HD 4870/4850 - 9 "
    AMD Radeon HD 4870X2 - 10.5 "
    AMD Radeon HD 5870 = 11" or 27.94 centimetres "size according to asus's specs" other cards may vary in size
    AMD Radeon HD 5970 = 12" or 30.50 centimetres "size according to XFX'S specs" other cards may vary in size


    From silverstone's website​


    disclaimer
    this site holds no responsibility for information being correct, the above measurements are for reference only, and as stated cards may vary greatly due to manufacturers alterations
     
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  3. thurnwood New Member

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    Im getting the ft01 model. It looks like it should be fine then because even if it is 12" then all i have to do is remove the middle HDD cage which should be fine as im only putting in two hard drives. Thanks madmax for your reply and time.
     
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    I don't know about the Silverstone, but I can guarantee that it will fit in a Coolermaster HAF 922 case - I know, because I've got one and it's very deep, taking the largest cards with ease. :D I got this case specifically because it'll take large graphics cards without interference.

    You could go even larger and get the HAF 932.
     
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    don't mention it :)
    strange how no one else replied
    :ohwell: cheers.gif for now ;)
     
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    according to dr emulator photos, it will fit if u remove the mid hdd cage
     
  7. thurnwood New Member

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    well i was tempted to go for a bigger case but as im going to be going to uni next year so i want a case that isnt too big and one that i can move around fairly easily aswell as being well built
     

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