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how should I do this(if its even possible)

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Jun 12, 2001
CPU-- http://go.ocforums.com/?id=1132X5083...82E16819103726 $79.99
MOBO-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ecs 785g $81.00
Memory-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227321
Hard drives-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152096 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136359
Windows 7 Ultimate($20)
Gyration remote and Keyboard--(~$80)
Power supply-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...89&Tpk=cu-700b (paid $49.99 w/20 MIR)
Video card-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...258R-_-Product attached a quiet 80mm fan to it to help keep cool
TV tuner card-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815293002
Looking to get this again 'cause I have hd dvd movies and can get them cheap- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-137-_-Product
I want this case-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204023 I like the shorter height

Well-got everything for my new setup(except for bluray drive) but now I have a dilemma. the fins on my fanless 4850 are about an 1/8" to tall to close the case!!! I believe I can bend them down w/o too much problem, but theres a row of copper plates I have to contend with. Any ideas how I can do this(maybe grind them down???)) Sorry about the size pics-was in a hurry....


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Uber Folding Senior
Jul 17, 2003
If it were me, I'd cut a hole in the case or leave the side off. Seriously. It looks like a cheap generic case. Why ruin the video card over a $30 case?

Just my opinion and nothing more.


Senior Member
May 10, 2009
Don't grind it. The heatpipes are mighty close to the top there, and even the tiniest hole destroys them completely.
Hack a hole in the side of your case.


Aug 26, 2007
Dayton, Ohio
+1 for holy case. Donate it to a church when you have no more use for it.

You'll love the gyration stuff, I've always liked mine.