Originally Posted by chrisnyc75
It does require drilling holes (or coming up with some other creative mounting technique), but it fits just fine alongside 10.5" graphics cards. I have a Photon 170 mounted next to my dual GTX770s with about 5-10mm to spare on either side of the res. It's close enough to require accurate measurements before mounting, but it will absolutely fit, and I wouldn't quite call it a "hair".
*edit: I should qualify that a Photon res will fit alongside a 10.5" graphics card *including* heatsink. The pcb on a 770 is exactly 10.5", if your heatsink, casing, fans, or waterblock is even a few millimeters bigger than 10.5" it may not fit.
Something is amiss then here...... I have a 60mm res and I don't have anywhere near the room you have. Measuring with a caliper....
1. The 780 measures 10.5"
2. The distance from card end to bottom plate at bottom of HD bays measures 75-76mm from edge of backplate (flush w/ PCB)
3. The specs on the Photon say it's 75mm wide
Looking at my measurements from when case was empty .... I had a 343mm space - 267mm (10.5") - 75mm res = 1mm
So ..... based upon those two ....we have a 75-76mm space and ***if the published specs are correct*** .... then it's going to be a tight fit.
Now looking at my 60mm res and using "office feeler gauges" ..... aka stacks of business cards
.... I get 3mm to the GFX cards and <11mm to the plate ... which would indicate 74mm clearance fort he 75mm res....so all 3 measurements are within 1-2mm of each other
So what can be going on here ?
1. Your Enthoo is bigger than mine .... not likely
2. You have one of the shorter 770s (many EVGAs for example are just 10.0") .... I'm thinking ya got measurement right
3. The specs indicating the width of the Photon are incorrect ? .... yes...we have a winner !
Doing some searching, I found that the tube itself is 70mm (so what is 75 ? ... maybe the acetal ?)
So now if I have 14mm to spare with my 60mm ... and the Photon needing 10 (not 15) more with an actual tube diameter of 70mm.....I see it fitting w/ 2 mm on each side .... if you have 10mm either side , then something I can't figure out. What 770 do you have ?
If I wanna find the mistake, so I can go back and correct the dimensional drawing.
Originally Posted by COMBO2
Yeah, I've just installed a GTX 780 Ti & with the Photon it's not roomy but nothing's touching and there is space. With an R9 290X though, forget the bracket, and forget a res there. Nothing will fit.
ONLY 10.5" cards guys.
How much room you got Combo ?
Originally Posted by COMBO2
Can anyone recommend a yellow tube that would go well with the MSI Z77 MPower mobo?
I am looking now at black, because as I said earlier, the PrimoChill yellow tube I got looks like balls in the case. It's like a highlighter!
I'll send pics when I'm all done, just waiting on tube haha...
I say black acetal and yellow fluid .... go for the "Bumble Bee" look Edited by JackNaylorPE - 12/3/13 at 7:56pm