will fan fit into this case

  georgefarrall 01:23 16 Jun 2008
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sorry to bring this up again, will this click here fit into a "Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Case. I'll have an 8800gt

  johndrew 10:12 16 Jun 2008

It`s not so much will it fit in the case (it should) as will it clear other components and cards on the motherboard. The easiest way to see is to turn off power at the mains and using a wooden/plastic ruler measure the available space around the CPU. Or better still, especially if there is no heatsink and fan fitted to the CPU, a cardboard box with 108mm x 108mm x 62.5mm sides.

If you have a heatsink and fan fitted measure from the motherboard surface for depth.

  Stuartli 11:05 16 Jun 2008

>>a cardboard box with 108mm x 108mm x 62.5mm sides.>>

Are there many of these about?

  georgefarrall 11:07 16 Jun 2008

ah in-genius idea, thankyou very much

  johndrew 11:37 16 Jun 2008

You really should have watched Blue Peter as a child :-)

  georgefarrall 11:39 16 Jun 2008

I did, "and this is one I made earlier" :-)

  Stuartli 12:57 16 Jun 2008

Blue Peter was AFTER my time as a child....:-)

  Stuartli 12:58 16 Jun 2008

The query was tongue in cheek - it was the .5mm that made me chuckle...:-)

  johndrew 16:06 16 Jun 2008

`Blue Peter was AFTER my time as a child....`

Well you should have watched it with your grandchildren then :-))

Anyway, given a decent (high power) magnifying glass even I could approximate 0.5mm - or in real measurements 0.020 ins. Plus of course it`s easier to cut and paste dimensions from the advertisement ;-)

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