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No, not that important, sometimes I don't hear it either...

As long as the card is 100% straight, and 2 out of 3 holes are screw'd, you're fine.
    
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The GPU doesn't need to fit all the way into the PCI Express slot. If you do this, then you won't be able to screw the three screws in. Just align it so that all of the pins are touching.

Also, you did take out the blank pci slot covers right?

Posting a picture would help greatly.
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OK! GREAT! This is big because now I can stand the PC upright!

I'm gonna put the PSU plugs in. Then I'm gonna connect the case plugs. Then add the CD/DVD, HDs, and the SSD. Then I'll be all ready to turn it on.

I should be done in several hours if not sooner.

I'll be around...haha.

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The GPU doesn't need to fit all the way into the PCI Express slot. If you do this, then you won't be able to screw the three screws in. Just align it so that all of the pins are touching.

Also, you did take out the blank pci slot covers right?

Posting a picture would help greatly.
I took out all three slot covers, yes. The only camera I have is my phone and the lighting in here is **** so that would be a last-ditch effort. So you think I should put the GPU's slots against the chase, put all three screws in and let it sort of slip into the PCI slot the best it can go? Is that better than clicking it in and and just putting two of the screws? I think the latter would be more efficient considering two screws would certainly hold this up. I like the idea, though.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/16/11 at 4:20pm
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Good to hear, looking forward to see it done!!
    
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LOL. I am so bad...just getting around finished now. I had to take the GPU out and in because it was blocking the SATA ports. All the drives are installed. All I've got left it to connect the case plugs and I'm good to go.

I've got a question. The plugs that Corsair give are thick and short. The HAF X allows you to hide away most of the cords. But for the 12V cord, it is too short. The only way for me to use it is to have it in-front of the exit fan in the back and in-front of the exhaust of the Silver Arrow, right in-between them, while laying on top of the GPU's chase screws. Is this OK? I mean the cord isn't too thick so there is still a lot of room for airflow but it is in-front of it. I honestly can't find a better way of putting it in; the thing simply isn't long enough.

Is this alright? It won't disrupt any airflow? Any better suggestions?
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/17/11 at 1:06pm
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LOL. I am so bad...just getting around finished now. I had to take the GPU out because it was blacking the SATA ports. All the drives are installed. All I"ve got left it to connect the case plugs and I'm good to go.

I've got a question. The plugs that Corsair give are thick and short. The HAF X allows you to hide away most of the cords. But for the 12V cord, it is too short. The only way for me to use it is to have it in-front of the exit fan in the back and in-front of the exhaust of the Silver Arrow, while laying on top of the GPU's chase screws. Is this OK? I mean the cord isn't too thick so there is still a lot of room for airflow but it is in-front of it. I honestly can't find a better way of putting it in; the thing simply isn't long enough?

Is this alright? Any better suggestions?
I don't know what you're trying to say, could you post a picture?
    
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Exhaust is cage on the left.



The HAF X has ONE big exaust fan right next to the I/O shield.



The cord is right in-between the HAF X's fan and the Silver Arrow's exhaust fan.



Right in-between that space on the left.

It is not touching anything but it is in the middle. There is still a lot of room for airflow around it.

I could try explaining it better. Get back.
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It will be fine.

But I am still sure that the cable should be long enough, it should be EXACT, you'll need to do some pressure on it though, I had a very hard time putting it behind the motherboard try in my old HAF 932, but I finally ended up putting it properly.

If not, it will be fine with the way you mentioned.
    
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any pics of this m8 sounds great
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I saw you say something about the GFX card not seating right in the Mobo?

You are using the motherboard stand offs, aren't you?
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