Originally Posted by trex16864
Wondering if the MSI RX480 Gaming X would fit into an RVZ01 / FTZ01 ? The cards dimensions are 276 x 140 x 42mm.
Since the graphics card holder of the RVZ01/FTZ01 only holds cards up to 330mm x 131.6mm x 38mm I would not be able to use it. Would this card fit into the case without the holder? And are there any disadvantages by not using the holder?
Going off of Silverstone's numbers and not experience, If you do not use the GPU retention bracket (sort of unneeded if you are going to keep your case in one place and the case oriented vertically) you can manage up to 149mm in width. With a standard thickness of 34.8mm you'd have 32mm to spare for fans to attach next to the bracket. Bump up the card thickness to 42, and you MIGHT BARELY have space for 25mm fans, but more likely you'd have to get 20mm fans for the wiggle room.
In the long and short of it, yes you can still fit that card in the RVZ01/ML07/FTZ01, but you might have to make adjustments accordingly.
edit: in regards to the graphics card holder, I think it's mostly for when the case is oriented horizontally for a little added support, or for builds that will be transported more often. Just because I do not like wasting features or options, I made sure I bought a graphics card that was short and thin enough to fit within the limitations of that bracket. For GTX 1080s with OEM coolers, that was not easy to find ha ha ha.Edited by madboyv1 - 8/24/16 at 4:02pm