Originally Posted by Gabrielzm
Two questions for the Phanteks Rep (welcome here by the way) and perhaps Jassil and Ciarlatano.
1) Would the Reservoir plate be re-design in the shipping units to account for the problems noticed in length of VGA cards in dual or tri-sli setups?
Yeah the max length of card that's able to clear that bracket. especially multiple GPUs in sli, is definitely one of the drawbacks of this case. If Phanteks was going to do any revisions or offer a v2 of this case that would be one thing they probably ought to address.
That said, the clearance for GPUs on that cover/bracket has been pointed out / discussed in just about every review of the case so it shouldn't surprise anyone, and you know you can always just take out that cover and bracket and fit any combo of even the longest of cards that you want. You just won't be able to put a reservoir right there and you'll lose some aesthetics as it won't hide the cables from the mobo. In that case Phanteks did add another res mounting place on the back of the case or there's also plenty of room to go with a bay res instead.
As it is I'll be putting in my two reference 4GB GTX 760s that have a short PCB (< 7" / 175mm) and they fit GTX 670 reference card waterblocks like the XSPC Razor nVidia or EK FC670. I'll be going with the XSPC blocks & I do believe these cards are going to fit this case beautifully - like it was made just for them - with plenty of room for using that reservoir mount.
If there was one change I wish they would have made to this case I'd like to have seen more room for a taller XL ATX mobo like my Z87 XPower. I suppose the only way to do that would be to make the case ~2" / 5cm taller though. If that was the case I'd have been able to have my rig going in no time after I get this case, but as it is I'm going to have to start from scratch with a completely new build, and it's going to take me a couple months most likely after I get the case before I am able to get it up and running.
Not a big deal really. I'm just about always starting the new build not long after I finish the last one. It's just I'm totally hooked on this case and all the possibilities it holds for building for my first watercooled rig. I can't wait to get my hands on it and begin.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 9/13/13 at 1:44pm