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Question Is my GPU abnormally large? Fits my ATX mobo, but the GPU width exceeds new case width by 0.03"...

Dan Dread

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My GPU is an Asus GeForce GTX 1070. The dimensions are 11.73" x 5.28" x 1.57" according to the manual.
I'm getting a new PC case and I found the perfect one, SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case (HTPC) with Faux Aluminum Design for ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards (SST-GD09B-USA) for $104.99. It's exactly the style I want - horizontal, no lights, no window, etc. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MGKJB29/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

The case says it's for ATX motherboards, so it's considered a "mid-tower" case, right?

On the specs on their site, it says it supports expansion cards up to 12.2", and a width up to 5.25".
That's right, my GPU is 0.03" too wide...

I can't find another case just like that one but a bit bigger. And it's only off by 0.03"...

I was thinking of buying it and trying it anyway? Do you think the 5.25" was just a recommendation for... better airflow or something?

Is the case especially small, or my GPU especially large?
Can anyone recommend a similar case? I've looked everywhere... Every other Silverstone I saw has the same 5.25" limit...
 

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