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Old 05-05-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default smallest case a 460GTX will fit.

do to space restraints, I'm going to change to a smaller case, I have a Antec 900 now with a mATX board in there. I want to stay with Antec if possible but still need good cooling. The Antec Mini P180, looks like a good choice.

other options? or no.

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: smallest case a 460GTX will fit.

Take a regular sheet of paper. 8.5x11 Standard Copy paper.

Fold it in half via hotdog style, or long ways.. So its still 11inchs long. That is basically the size of the card. Like Really. I'm not joking.

IF that doesn't help, I stuffed one in a CoolerMaster Elite (mid-tower) with a MATX board. and I didn't have any problems... however, it was close to the processor and it was a top PSU mount so the heat blowing down from the PSU was landing straight on my card.

Also, I would warn in a smaller case you are going to have a harder time cooling everything since the card gets hot.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: smallest case a 460GTX will fit.

nope, I'm good, the 460GTX is 8.5" and the max card length for the P180 is 9.5", without removing one of the drive bays.
so if there are no other recommendations....I'll go with this case.
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