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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

That is wrong. You can fit a 280 on top.
From what i see it should support both 15mm and 20mm spacing.

Yeah, to clear this for once and for all:

Top: 240 or 280mm radiator, with about 80mm clearance - spacing for 15mm-20mm.

Front: 240, 280, or 360 radiator, spacing dependent on GPU length, with room for fans in front of steel chassis for extra clearance.
post #172 of 523
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Yeah, to clear this for once and for all:

Top: 240 or 280mm radiator, with about 80mm clearance - spacing for 15mm-20mm.

Front: 240, 280, or 360 radiator, spacing dependent on GPU length, with room for fans in front of steel chassis for extra clearance.

To be more clear, the front also accepts 15mm - 20mm fan spacing, correct?

Also, is XL-ATX technically supported, since E-ATX is?
post #173 of 523
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To be more clear, the front also accepts 15mm - 20mm fan spacing, correct?

Also, is XL-ATX technically supported, since E-ATX is?

XL-ATX is not supported. Motherboards that are "XL-ATX" are usually taller than ATX, whereas E-ATX is wider than standard ATX. The motherboard tray area in this case is not tall enough to support XL-ATX motherboards. Typically cases that support XL-ATX have 9+ expansion slots in the rear but this case, like most of the carbide series, has 8. It does look like something like the gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 should fit and that is technically an XL-ATX motherboard.
Edited by PureBlackFire - 6/8/13 at 12:32pm
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XL-ATX is not supported. Motherboards that are "XL-ATX" are usually taller than ATX, whereas E-ATX is wider than standard ATX. The motherboard tray area in this case is not tall enough to support XL-ATX motherboards. Typically cases that support XL-ATX have 9+ expansion slots in the rear but this case, like most of the carbide series, has 8. It does look like something like the gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 should fit and that is technically an XL-ATX motherboard.

Well, seeing as specifications are slightly relaxed in terms of true height and width dimensions, I don't think it's fair to necessarily discount XL-ATX altogether. I can understand not "officially" supporting it, if not all boards that are classified under that category will fit. I think boards similar to the one below (Gigabyte X79-UD7) would fit, only needing 8 expansion slots, and being slightly wider, to lean a bit towards E-ATX territory, as well.

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Edited by Ikrin - 6/8/13 at 12:41pm
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Well, seeing as specifications are slightly relaxed in terms of true height and width dimensions, I don't think it's fair to necessarily discount XL-ATX altogether. I can understand not "officially" supporting it, if not all boards that are classified under that category will fit. I think boards similar to the one below (Gigabyte X79-UD7) would fit, only needing 8 expansion slots, and being slightly wider, to lean a bit towards E-ATX territory, as well.

While the aforementioned gigabyte AM3 board would fit fine (it's closer to normal ATX than it is to the other XL-ATX boards in size), the EVGA X79 Classified and the MSI Z87 XPOWER would be a problem in this case. They would certainly block the use of the two 3.5" drive bays on the bottom and may not fit at all. Indeed the rear i/o and expansion slots won't line up properly in the air 540 anyway. This case was built to support ATX. E-ATX is quite easy these days as cases are generally deeper (width) to accommodate longer graphics cards better.
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post #176 of 523
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Yeah, to clear this for once and for all:

Top: 240 or 280mm radiator, with about 80mm clearance - spacing for 15mm-20mm.

so George i can imagine that it will be possible a push/pull conifguration on the top with one of h100i/h110?
or did i misunderstood ?
if the answer is yes, then for sure it will be the next case i will purchase for sure..
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post #177 of 523
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To be more clear, the front also accepts 15mm - 20mm fan spacing, correct?

Also, is XL-ATX technically supported, since E-ATX is?

XL-ATX is not really an standard form factor.
A XL-ATX like the Asus Rampage IV Extreme will fit in, as it has the same height as a regular ATX board and it´s a little bit wider but it doesn´t have aditional mounting holes.
A XL-ATX like the MSI Big Bang x-power II won´t fit in, as it´s as wide as the Asus but a couple of centimeters taller. Maybe it will fit into the case but the case is missing 3 sandoffs as this motherboard has the 9 regular ones and another 3 under them (and besides you wouldn´t be able to use the 7th slot on the motherboard, as it would need 9 expansion slots on the case)
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A XL-ATX like the Asus Rampage IV Extreme will fit in, as it has the same height as a regular ATX board and it´s a little bit wider but it doesn´t have aditional mounting holes.

those are "gamer eatx" which is pretty much conform to the ssi ceb form factor, including the standard atx mounting holes, well plus one extra mounting hole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSI_CEB
look at the size of those boards, 12"x10.5" isn't that pretty much the size of most of the "gamer eatx" like that of the RIVE?

i'm pretty sure the whole reason they don't list it as a board conforming to the ssi ceb formfactor, is because only a server cases list that formfactor, past a few of the silverstone cases

<_< if you do a tiny bit of research on this subject, you would have found this out just as i had

i think the only real different between "gamer eatx" and ssi ceb, are 1 or 2 mounting holes on some of the ssi ceb boards have(either shifted or extra it's usually the center one), the rest use standard atx mounting holes, i posted similar information in the scratch build case club
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Wow a "double wide" that does not get delivered on a set of wheels. Best thing going here is the price.
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post #180 of 523
If a case does not meet a standard, what gives companies the green light as claiming that their motherboard is say ATX or E-ATX

NZXT was making 192mm fans that were claimed to be 200mm fans, which for the life of me I can't quite understand.
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