Originally Posted by doyll
How long are your cards?
I'm hoping to mod my reservoir bracket to fit my 292mm card.. time will tell.
Specs say 257mm reservoir bracket installed w/ cover, 277mm reservoir bracket installed w/o cover, 350mm no reservoir bracket, 390mm HDD cages in front position and 515mm no HDD cage..
Vortex review says
Did Phanteks change things or is Vortex mistaken?
It's safe to say that Vortez is mistaken when they wrote "With the bracket/cover taken out of the case, cards up to 11.5” will fit inside Primo before the card touches the HDD cage. – the HDD cage can also be taken out, allowing unlimited space for anything currently on the market.
". The picture they have right under that shows there's 13" and then some because they are holding a 12" ruler with an inch or more on the end of it past the 12" mark and though you can't see the HDD cages in the pic, or know what position they are in, the ruler is not hitting them.
Just look at it, the ruler they are holding shows that 11.5" is somewhere about the middle of the bracket with the cover on. . .
Phanteks' specs say there's 13.78" or "350 mm (no reservoir bracket)" and 15.35" or "390 mm (HDD cages in front position)". So, unless I'm mistaken and there's some super long GPU out there I've never heard of, there's plenty of "space for anything currently on the market" with the HDD cages intact.
Also, the sentence after the picture: "Graphics cards over 9.5” will require bracket/cover to be removed
" is a little misleading. The image doesn't show the res bracket with the cover off in which the recess in the bracket would have been 277mm / 10.9" which, although it would have been a tight fit, it should definitely have fit their 10.8" / 274mm XFX HD 7970 DD (my source for the length is Newegg. The Vortez article says their card is "10.5") without having to remove the res bracket entirely like they did.
In the first Monstermawd vid w/ Jesse they showed that with the cover off it's just shy of 11" before a card would hit the res bracket (which agrees w/ Phanteks' specs of 277mm = 10.9")
^ That's their "11"
" graphic they put up in the video. Here's a link to that video at that part:
Also see right after that part Jesse and Bill show that a 10.5" Titan will fit. It's a little tight, but they hadn't removed the expansion slots and it still fit in there.
When it comes to the length of card that will fit the case, looks like Vortez got it all wrong, in every instance making it seem like the case won't fit cards that it will.. They got the lengths wrong in a couple places, both in what will fit with the bracket in place with the cover removed and what will fit with the bracket removed entirely, even implied you might have to remove the HDD cages for long cards. lol.
What's more, for their build they took the whole bracket out when they shouldn't have had to for that card and implied that their card wouldn't fit with it in, and they even downplayed the length of their 10.8" card by more than a 1/4" inferring that it's a 10.5" card and it won't fit with the res bracket on - cover off - when a 10.9" card should fit.
If I was Phanteks who supplied them an early case for a review I'd be all over them to correct it.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 9/18/13 at 6:56pm