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Buck Armstrong
04-01-08, 06:30 PM
I just bought a new EVGA 9800GTX...and it won't fit in my f@cking case!

Case: Antec Sonata Solo (http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=18500). Its a standard mid-tower ATX, same size as Sonata I, II, & III, plus every other mid-tower case I've ever seen.

The worst part is that even if I cut out the HDD bay or got a bigger case, it appears the fat-@ss cooler wouldn't fit between the motherboard's memory slots and SATA connectors! Motherboard is an Intel DX38BT. Again, standard ATX board with a fairly common chipset (X38) and layout.

WTF?!

EDIT: EVGA's website and product PDF say the 9800GTX is the same size as the 8800GT, 8800GTS, etc. (9"), which is why I thought it would work. Apparently, the 9800GTX is 10.5" long.

4Aces
04-01-08, 07:08 PM
Ooops

crainger
04-01-08, 07:14 PM
Do you think those SATA cables with the elbow connectors might help?

http://www.macgurus.com/ccp51/media/images/product_detail/sata/SATA270.gif

LORD-eX-Bu
04-01-08, 07:16 PM
just take a circular saw and cut off the end of it and it will make it fit fine.

XP_GUN
04-01-08, 07:20 PM
^ lol :D

shabby
04-01-08, 07:22 PM
I'll trade you my g92 gts for your 9800gtx, it will fit for sure! ;)

fivefeet8
04-01-08, 07:26 PM
EDIT: EVGA's website and product PDF say the 9800GTX is the same size as the 8800GT, 8800GTS, etc. (9"), which is why I thought it would work. Apparently, the 9800GTX is 10.5" long.

I think they made a mistake. Most reviews have stated the card to be as long as the 8800gtX.

hoop
04-01-08, 07:48 PM
just dont use a case!:D

Buck Armstrong
04-01-08, 10:31 PM
I'll just exchange it for an 8800GTS 512. Judging from the reviews, they're pretty much the same thing.

Buck Armstrong
04-01-08, 10:34 PM
just take a circular saw and cut off the end of it and it will make it fit fine.

I just tried that...and now it plays Crysis on max settings at a stable 60fps. Thanks for the tip! :D

SLippe
04-01-08, 10:34 PM
I'll just exchange it for an 8800GTS 512. Judging from the reviews, they're pretty much the same thing.
Good choice.

DRen72
04-02-08, 10:22 AM
I just tried that...and now it plays Crysis on max settings at a stable 60fps. Thanks for the tip! :DBest Comeback of the Year Award! :D

J-Mag
04-02-08, 02:15 PM
just dont use a case!:D

Hah! Good idea, that reminds me... My little bro had his PC "taken away" by his mom (she left the monitor and kybd/mouse), so he took all the components out of the case and put them in a cardboard box. It had little closeable flaps where the ports were, so he could disconnect whenever he heard the car sounds of the parental units coming home.