Originally Posted by ModernAfro
the top and bottom red lines are cuts then the arrow is me bending the flap backwards so its not a jagged edge. and the green the crease on the bracket.
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An inch more is 25.4mm... about 3/8" more than needed and leaving bracket 1.68" wide..
What I did was enlarge page 30 of the manual so the bracket was full size, than measured it.
I don't have a program that can copy from a .pdf or i would post it.
Another option if not using the reservoir bracket as a mounting bracket would be to cut the center section out of it completely ust leaving the mounting point top and bottom for the cover.. and just modify the plastic cover to fit around GPU.
The reason for cutting the bracket all the way to bottom is to allow mounting GPU lower on motheroard For best airflow to GPU. This way the bottom fan/fans can blow cool air directly at the GPU fans.
This should also help with cool air getting to CPU cooler without any heated air from GPU getting mixed in.
I'll probably mod the optical bay door with a vent and use 3x optical bays as an intake flowing air straight back to CPU cooler.
Mount audio card above GPU and all is good. Edited by doyll - 9/19/13 at 12:30pm