Originally Posted by chrisnyc75
The top card won't conflict with the mounting panel -- what you're seeing in that picture is the plastic faceplate that can be used *optionally* to cover the panel if you're NOT using it as a reservoir mount. The actual mounting panel is notched, any gpu will fit in the top slot.
If you run multiple cards, though, the 3rd or 4th slot may conflict with the un-notched portion of the reservoir mount at the bottom, it leaves 10.1" clearance. Many/most of us have had to mod the panel with a dremel to allow enough space for today's typically 10.5" or 11" cards.
Ummm, not every card is shorter than the 277mm (10.9") clearance the res bracket has with the plastic cover removed. Most are, but there are definitely some that are longer than that.
For example, the EVGA GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified, which is what I think Kurodragon is referring to, is 279 mm according to this techpowerup review.
. It also looks to be a wider-than-normal card, so it actually may interfere with mounting a res on the back panel also, which is what Kurodragon is saying.
That's strange. What exact card do you have (is it the EVGA GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified)? How long & how wide is it?
EK says that EK-RES X3 150 is 60mm wide. Perhaps you can mount it to the back panel to the right of the mobo with the res bracket removed? There should be enough space provided you can find places to secure the mounts.