Antec 300 mini tower gaming case, will it fit GTX 260?

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by omglol, May 30, 2009.

  1. omglol

    omglol New Member

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    Hello, I am building a new budget gaming pc and wanted to know about this case:

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC8944&vpn=THREE HUNDRED&manufacture=ANTEC

    will this fit a GTX 260 ?

    also, is it that much harder to install a mobo without a removable motherboard tray?

    I am kind of limited to the cases on this site as they offer free shipping for orders over $300, if only I could get free shipping from newegg canada somehow..
     
  2. Trio

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  3. ScOuT

    ScOuT VIP Member

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    He clearly stated he is from Canada so Newegg USA is out of the question.

    Here is a Coolermaster case that has a good price;)
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC2709&vpn=RC-335-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

    Here it is at Newegg for $10 more...kinda depends on the shipping rates for each site.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119161

    That case is just begging to be modded:D A side window...maybe a couple more fans...might be something to consider in the future;)
     
  4. bomberboysk

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    The antec 300 isnt a mini tower... its a mid tower atx case. Its one of the best budget cases, and should fit a gtx260.
     
  5. ScOuT

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  6. ellanky

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    For sure the Antec 300 is NOT a mini tower, but I don't think it'll fit a 260. Back when I had my 8800GS, it had little room to spare. I wouldn't try to see if a 260 would fit.
     
  7. jevery

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  8. omglol

    omglol New Member

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    After checking out some of those pics, it seems everything will fit just fine, but be a very tight squeeeeeze

    I think its best to just spend the extra $50 and get a bigger case that can be used in the future with (im assuming) much bigger gfx cards to come..
     
  9. Jamin43

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    I just put a EVGA 9800 GTX+ in mine just fine ( and I think it's considered a big card )- got about 1.5" to spare til the metal housingfor the HDD. If you tried to put a HDD right behind the GPU - you'd be pressing up against it - but there are 6 slots for HDD - so it's easy to space things around.

    The box says mini-tower - even though it's a mid sized case - so that's probably where the confusion is coming from.
     

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