Originally Posted by madboyv1
Well... page 18 of the manual
does say up to 6.15" without the GPU bracket, but you do have to take into consideration the PCIe power cable. Your preferred card, which apparently is about 5.51 tall", will fit with about an inch to spare, but you'll have to make sure you have the 6+8 pin connectors bent/folded over as much as you are comfortable with, as the connector itself will probably take the majority of that spare inch.
I personally have the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 which has reference card like dimensions and I like it very much.
Congrats and welcome to the club.
Thanks for your reply! Yeah, I seem rather stubborn for getting MSI's GX 1080 in my case, but I really love the design and have read how cool the temperatures are and how easy and stable overclocking is for it (I plan to overclock in the future before getting an upgrade to my card). And in case I decide to update my case and Silverstone or another SFF case is made later on, I could still have that awesome card. Plus it's beautiful
Anyway, thanks again for the answer, I'll try to find quality flat cables to contour around the card, if my already flat looking Cosair pin connectors don't work. I'll probably come back to let you guys know my temps with the card and/or if I run into any issues.
By the way, I tried to test my system by hooking up my motherboard and HDD to the power supply, but nothing happened. Is it normal?