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Reason for the gap between the motherboard tray and the case?

post #1 of 42
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Does anyone know why there is a gap on the right hand side of the motherboard tray and the case?
In particular, the gap circled in red:
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By skitzo666 at 2011-05-04
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is it a removable motherboard tray by any chance ?
    
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Image blocked at work.... probably to allow EATX motherboard or long video cards.

ATX = 305×244mm
EATX = 305×330mm
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cable management and more air flow

Also wieght reduction
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post #5 of 42
Removable motherboard tray
post #6 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm;13380117 
cable management and more air flow

Also wieght reduction

This.

It's essentially more cable management, but also assists with airflow.
post #7 of 42
Everyone nailed it so far, some of the reasons per Case Labs posts so far are.

Removable motherboard tray and the small gap provides cleaner travel on the slide. It allows extra motherboard space for larger motherboards, it provides extra cable management space, and allows for longer video cards.

Also it adds a little bit of air exchange between chambers. BTW if you are annoyed by the gap you should check out my solution in my build log and see if that might work for ya. Here is a link to the specific post http://www.overclock.net/intel-build-logs/976760-mh10-1-king-kong-aint-got___-6.html#post13300672

And here is a picture of how it looks with gpu's and motherboard installed.

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post #8 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm;13380117 
cable management and more air flow

Also wieght reduction

LOL @ weight reduction

cable management and air flow are pretty weak reasons too.. is that really why?

imo the gap is an eye sore on an otherwise perfect case.. cant stand it
post #9 of 42
It is a removable motherboard tray, and it also helps for thicker cables to go through, helps in cable management. smile.gif
    
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post #10 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by koven;13380213 
cable management and air flow are pretty weak reasons too.. is that really why?

actually if you think about it, with the cables out of the way you have the best airflow going over your hardware without cables in the way. im not saying this is the reason for the gap but its definitely one of the reasons.
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