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Old September 27, 2009, 06:34 PM
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Default ATI 5870 In a NZXT Lexa ?

So i made a new thread as i do not want my current one going way off topic sorry if i should not of.

Nzxt Lexa Case Cards space = 28cm.
ATI 5870 length = ?

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P.S Sorry about my graphic design i had to use "paint" as my fireworks and photoshop is not installed yet also the picture quality is bad as i took them with my laptops build it cam
Im not going to start putting my parts in yet untill i have it all, theres now point really.



This is my first build so i know i'm a noob but i come across this
Or does it go behind the bar :S



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Old September 27, 2009, 06:46 PM
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The card might not fit
28 cm is 11in.... it'll be VERY tight.

As for where it'll go? depends on your mother board. Usually the first PCI-E Slot is the x16 slot. so it would fit there, and it will usually occupy the 2nd and 3rd slots... depending on mobo arragement.
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It will, but it will be incredibly short and the card will not have much place to breath. The 5870 is 27CM long so it will cut a big part of the case airflow ( wich is already low IMO ). For chance, the HDD are side mounted so that give you the little extra space you need, in other case the card would hit the HDD tray ( like most of the antec case:) ).

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It will, but it will be incredibly short and the card will not have much place to breath. The 5870 is 27CM long so it will cut a big part of the case airflow ( wich is already low IMO ). For chance, the HDD are side mounted so that give you the little extra space you need, in other case the card would hit the HDD tray ( like most of the antec case:) ).

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Oh thankyou yeah i think im just going to go with this one then
The hdd bays are not screwed in they are like melted screws so it wont be to easy taking the hdd bays out.
Well if its 27cm it will fit also do you know what way the power connectors are
on the side of the card ?
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XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Unboxing

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Oh thankyou yeah i think im just going to go with this one then
The hdd bays are not screwed in they are like melted screws so it wont be to easy taking the hdd bays out.
Well if its 27cm it will fit also do you know what way the power connectors are
on the side of the card ?
Thanks

Edit yes there on the top, just watched the video again
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Unboxing

I would seriously, seriously recommend a better case. Depending on how much you paid, you can find Lian Li's for 120 and change.... Coolermaster 690s for $60... hell...
All would provide much better cooling and airflow to your rig.
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I would seriously, seriously recommend a better case. Depending on how much you paid, you can find Lian Li's for 120 and change.... Coolermaster 690s for $60... hell...
All would provide much better cooling and airflow to your rig.
I was told that before i brought it, but once i saw this case i was in love
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^^^^ I have to agree, you really should be considering a Case with more room to allow better airflow. If it will fit, go for it, but in the meantime start saving for a new Case.
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^^^^ I have to agree, you really should be considering a Case with more room to allow better airflow. If it will fit, go for it, but in the meantime start saving for a new Case.
I, may in the future but all i need to do is take the clear plastic out so it will be a
%30 open case that will do right ?
+ this is the only realy case that i like i think all the others are ugly.
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I was told that before i brought it, but once i saw this case i was in love
If it's puppy love, get a new case.
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Old September 28, 2009, 06:13 AM
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The following are cases I would personally recommend:
NCIX.com - Buy Lian Li PC-7FWB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case 5X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS USB Audio 1394 Window - PC-7FWB In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone RV02B-W Raven 2 Black ATX Gaming Case 8X5.25 3X3.5INT 1X2.5INT No PS - RV02B-W In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Lancool PC-K62 Black ATX Advanced Mid Tower Case 5X5.25 4X3.5INT No PS USB Audio - PC-K62 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU - RC-922M-KKN1-GP In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster cm 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA - RC-690-KKN1 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU - SGC-2000-KKN1-GP In Canada.


Please anything but NZXT.... you'll thank me later.

I have personally used all but the Storm and Raven.
I'm currently using the PC-K62 from lancool. Its quite the case, good looks and excellent cooling. However, if you have the budget, I'd wait and get the Lian-Li PC-P50BW.... basically its the same case as the K62, but all in Aluminum, which helps cooling and is of much better build quality.
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