The Antec P150 Case Will Not Fit Geforce 8800GTX Video Cards

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The Antec P150 Case Will Not Fit Geforce 8800GTX Video Cards

Post by Apoptosis » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:08 am

Well I run my personal system in an Antec P150 as I like the small size, suspended hard drives and sound deadened side panels. It truly is a quite case now that I put in the OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU and new fans...

I'm doing some benchmarking on my fresh install of Vista Ultimate 32-bit and figured it was time to upgrade my XFX GeForce 7900GTX to the XFX GeForce 8800GTX graphics card, so I tore apart my system...

At first I thought it was hitting my hard drives so I unplugged them all... Then I noticed this:

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Oh yea the card is hitting the drive bay. It turns out the drive bay cage needs to be notched for the card to fit. The 8800GTS is 3cm shorter and fits. Here is a closeup...

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Just wanted to let everyone know that it doesn't fit without some minor modifications to the drive bay - meaning you have to use a dremel tool and cut it out.

To make a long story short I think I'm going to change cases...

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Post by HONkUS » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:25 am

ah you dont have to do that! just send me that GTX and I will send you my GTS! :)

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Post by FZ1 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:16 pm

Time to get a CM Stacker case :P
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Post by InspectahACE » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:59 pm

yea i had to squeeze my 8800 gtx in my case...its just a hair above my ide cable connection on the mobo for my dvd drive too :? which is kinda scary lol
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:24 pm

HONkUS wrote:ah you dont have to do that! just send me that GTX and I will send you my GTS! :)
no give me your gts so i can run sli!!!
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Post by cyberneticimplant » Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:21 pm

Wow that's crazy. Could be time to upgrade to a full tower.

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Post by bubba » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:47 pm

Nate I can swing buy in the morning and I can help you 'fix' you card fitting issues, as I'm sure I will have no probs getting it in my case :finga:

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Post by Apoptosis » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:56 am

bubba wrote:Nate I can swing buy in the morning and I can help you 'fix' you card fitting issues, as I'm sure I will have no probs getting it in my case :finga:
I'm sure you would! hehe

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:38 am

It would fit much better and easier in my case, I've got nothing but room............... :finga:

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Post by tomato » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:32 am

That sucks for me, as I'm currently using an Antec P150 as well... Oh well, I like my case and will deal with any issues if and when I decide to upgrade :P
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Post by werewolfdaddy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:36 pm

that's a heartbreaker, man. my gtx barely fit into my case. I had to do some wrangling to get it in.
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Post by werewolfdaddy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:37 pm

If you had a really good pair of tinsnips... :D
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Post by werty316 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:22 pm

Looks like a dremel is in order huh
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Post by HONkUS » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:41 am

If you wanted to be really ghetto you could just get out a flat head screw driver and hammer and pound on it a few times. :supz: (the drive cage not the GTX :lol:)

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Post by DaIceMan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:24 am

fits like a glove in the Antec nine hundred. Maybe even a 1/4" to spare with drive cages pulled forward.

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Post by FZ1 » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:05 pm

That's ok, this card measures in at 10.4" and consumes 165W. The new ATI R600XTX is rumored to be 12.5" long and use 240W. Yikes! :shock:
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Post by noac » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:32 am

I thought I had good eyesight, but I can't really see that it don't fit looking at the pictures! Feeling kind of dimwitted for asking but can someone point to where in the picture it makes contact with the drivebay?
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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:11 am

noac wrote:I thought I had good eyesight, but I can't really see that it don't fit looking at the pictures! Feeling kind of dimwitted for asking but can someone point to where in the picture it makes contact with the drivebay?
The card is sitting on the drive bay. Look at the right side of the card... it's sitting on the metal housing just above where the fan header (power header) is on the board.

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Post by noac » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:31 am

Apoptosis wrote:Look at the right side of the card... just above where the fan header (power header) is on the board.
[img]http://hem.bredband.net/navnoa/antec_p1 ... gtx(2).jpg[/img]

B? Or am I way off? The drivebay housing is blocking the card from "sinking down" towards the motherboard?

Which revision of p150 do you have?
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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:41 am

B -- The card is actually inside the top rail and hits the bottom rail. This prevents the card from being inserted into the PCIe slot because it can't do any farther down towards the motherboard.

How can I tell what revision I have?

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