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Old 11-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question What's The Shortest HD 7970 ?

I want to know what's the shortest HD 7970 as i plan to upgrade mines. My case is a Cooler Master Storm Scout and only supports cards up to 10.6". I googled this question but got no answer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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The stock PCB on the 7970 measures 10.5". Most stock 7970's measure 11"

ref: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1805/3/

here's a gigabyte card that measures 10.5
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ew,3186-2.html
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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yea i knew non-reference cards but couldn't find any shorter than 10.8"


Edit: newegg must have just got this as i never saw it before 10.43"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131468
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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I want to know what's the shortest HD 7970 as i plan to upgrade mines. My case is a Cooler Master Storm Scout and only supports cards up to 10.6". I googled this question but got no answer.
10.6 inch is too small to fit HD 7970. Get a bigger case like ANTEC 302 and a HD 7950. At the same clocks HD 7970 is 3 - 5% faster than HD 7950. the Gigabyte HD 7950 is a good card.

ANTEC 302
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129180

HD 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125414
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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10.6 inch is too small to fit HD 7970. Get a bigger case like ANTEC 302 and a HD 7950. At the same clocks HD 7970 is 3 - 5% faster than HD 7950. the Gigabyte HD 7950 is a good card.

ANTEC 302
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129180

HD 7950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125414
won't fit my budget as i'm getting a new processor too and plus i like style when it comes to cases
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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here's a gigabyte card that measures 10.5
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ew,3186-2.html
Hmm... Newegg says that card is 11.5" long, and to me in looks like a long card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125413

OP, you can probably snag a shorter 7950 if you want to go that route. I'm not sure how dead set you are on a 7970.
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Hmm... Newegg says that card is 11.5" long, and to me in looks like a long card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125413

OP, you can probably snag a shorter 7950 if you want to go that route. I'm not sure how dead set you are on a 7970.
that was my same exact thought. that card couldn't be 10.5". Also not to dead set on a HD 7970 but would love to have one.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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OP: Since money is tight, it really isn't worth the premium to go from 7950 to 7970...
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you're right, that's what i get for taking their word for it...

looks like the powercolor card is the only option for the 7970. You may be better off getting a 7950 and overclocking it...better bang for buck anyway
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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just found out that that powercooler card doesn't have Heatsinks on the VRM/RAM so i doubt it will oc any good so i might go for a HD 7950. These are the shortest i found

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150588

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150589

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127667
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #11
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just found out that that powercooler card doesn't have Heatsinks on the VRM/RAM so i doubt it will oc any good so i might go for a HD 7950. These are the shortest i found

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150588

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150589

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127667
the twin frozr selling on newegg uses reference HD 7970 PCB and would be around 11 inches. check with users who have purchase the HD 7950 Twin frozr recently. the XFX DD coolers suck at cooling 1.1+ Ghz overclocks. the sapphire dual x , his iceq and gigabyte coolers are very good. but as said you would need a bigger case.
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the twin frozr selling on newegg uses reference HD 7970 PCB and would be around 11 inches. check with users who have purchase the HD 7950 Twin frozr recently. the XFX DD coolers suck at cooling 1.1+ Ghz overclocks. the sapphire dual x , his iceq and gigabyte coolers are very good. but as said you would need a bigger case.
On the MSi website it says its 10.28" long
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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Popped out the tape measurer just for you guys. My MSI TFIII comes in at just under 10.5 inches. Not a lot of leeway but probably enough.
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Popped out the tape measurer just for you guys. My MSI TFIII comes in at just under 10.5 inches. Not a lot of leeway but probably enough.
thx for the info gonna go with that one then
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #15
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Here you go, enjoy. MSI TFIII 7950 on a 7970 pcb.

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Here you go, enjoy. MSI TFIII 7950 on a 7970 pcb.

can't really see it that well
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Here you go, enjoy. MSI TFIII 7950 on a 7970 pcb.

I have that exact chair. Kinda tempted to go take a picture of mine like that Yours looks a little longer than what I measured mine out to be. Can you put the tape measurer over the card so it's a little more accurate?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #18
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Dont forget to take in consideration where the power plugs in at. If in the rear your going to be limited in space that way too.
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Dont forget to take in consideration where the power plugs in at. If in the rear your going to be limited in space that way too.
Plugs are at the top on the far end of the gpu, so no worries there
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