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Yes I'm using the stock screws, I don't think it's possible to relocate the motherboard without modding.
Don't worry about the GPU/PSU compatibility, as you can see you can fit pretty much any GPU you want with the seasonic g550. My gtx 980 (which includes a backplate) fits without any clearance issue, so did my previous Asus gtx 670 dcu2. The modular cables don't even touch the backplate since the connectors are located slightly below the GPU smile.gif

One thing to have in mind is cable management, it's not difficult by any mean, but in case you want to have a clean looking build, you have to put some thoughts and time into it smile.gif
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Thank you for reply!

Do you have stock motherboard screws installed? Wondering, that it also might be possible to install motherboard slightly higher, preventing collision between PSUs cables and GPU.

I am still unsure about fitting long GPU, I have measured and so but... Problem is not PSUs itsef, but those modular cable connectors.

Making the motherboard sit up higher would require you to move the I/O shield or not even install it. You could also do like others by removing the PSU bracket from the case and use double sided tape to hold the PSU in place. This will allow you to move the PSU further away from the GPU thus getting you some more space.
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Thank you for reply!

Do you have stock motherboard screws installed? Wondering, that it also might be possible to install motherboard slightly higher, preventing collision between PSUs cables and GPU.

I am still unsure about fitting long GPU, I have measured and so but... Problem is not PSUs itsef, but those modular cable connectors.

If the mobo goes up so does the I/O panel and the GPU. Never mind that some cards are wider, you're going to have a lot more problems just by needing to modify the expansion slots.
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Making the motherboard sit up higher would require you to move the I/O shield or not even install it. You could also do like others by removing the PSU bracket from the case and use double sided tape to hold the PSU in place. This will allow you to move the PSU further away from the GPU thus getting you some more space.

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If the mobo goes up so does the I/O panel and the GPU. Never mind that some cards are wider, you're going to have a lot more problems just by needing to modify the expansion slots.

That is true, that way isn't the best. Moving the PSUs bracket could be possible the better option. But sounds like no need to do do anything (hopefully) and GPU will sit perfectly without modding smile.gif

Now just going to hunt GPU card, I´ll back when I have news for you smile.gif
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Correct, you shouldn't need to do anything but plug the GPU in and the PSU cables smile.gif
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Nice build! Do you normally run it with case off as shown, or with case on? In the latter case, everything stays cool enough and it's reasonably quiet?

It is normally operated with the case on. So far everything has stayed cool even during heavy gaming activities. Also, much quieter than my last build. I specifically bought that version of the GTX 970 card because of it's reputation for being quiet. I also think the EVO 212 does a much better job than the stock cooler for both cooling and sound.
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That is true, that way isn't the best. Moving the PSUs bracket could be possible the better option. But sounds like no need to do do anything (hopefully) and GPU will sit perfectly without modding smile.gif

Now just going to hunt GPU card, I´ll back when I have news for you smile.gif

One thing that will make this easier is by using plain, very flexible cables, so don't order any of those cables with nice looking outer shielding that looks like paracord. Check out the Silverstone short cables designed for SFF builds, there's a whole kit but I wouldn't order that without checking each run carefully since the way the cables will go around the GPU might make it tougher for the other cables to get to where they're going. At mininum though I'd get the one for the GPU, then you check the length for all the other runs.
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i would be concerned about the backplate .....h80 might be a better choice.


As it turns out, it fit!

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