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Need a video card under 9.5 inches long (possible heat concerns)

Deudalus

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I'm looking for a video card for BF3 purposes that is under 9.5 inches long, that is all that will fit.I have a Micro ATX flat style Desktop case where heat may be an issue.

System specs:

ASROCK Z68
Intel I5 2500
8 gigs DDR 3

I'm leaning towards the Nvidia 560 TI cards, I believe that is the only high end card that will fit in my setup. My main concerns now are heat issues with the factory overclocked cards.

Leaning towards either this ASUS:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
http://usa.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTX560_Ti_DCII2DI1GD5/#specifications

Or this EVGA:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
 
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notty22

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The Asus card has the power connectors in a position, that causes trouble with that case from newegg reviews. When the case lid goes on, there must not be much clearance from the video card.
This card is also 9 inches as the other Evga and has the connectors at the end. Its going to be close with the power connectors there also. Because the section of that case does not seem much larger than the micro-board specifications. Which is 9.5 inches. I think this will shed heat better than the other one, but its the case fans that will also have to exhaust the heat out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130657

 
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Fallengod

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I think most cards are under 9.5 inches long. I have the same issue as well.

I think in my case, 9 inches or maybe 9.2 is the longest I can go. It is somewhat of an issue since I was considering going AMD and most of the cards starting at 6850 are 9.2 inches and just increase.
 

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