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Hello all, just wanted to pitch in with my 2cents on the case, since i also own one smile.gif

http://imgur.com/a/2JHne

I managed to stuff a Strix 970 inside it, but yeah, it is a pretty tight fit, not sure what bothers it more, the pipe on the card, or the 8pin connector...
But it does create a "slight" bulge, not noticable when looked at, not sure if it can harm the card itself, but it all works fine at the moment.
Next step would be getting the TUF armor for the mobo, since these Gryphon ones have hideous colors smile.gif
Edited by Ohmygonzo - 11/3/15 at 11:23am
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i've ordered a Palit Super Jetstream 980ti, no idea if it'll fit but i really hope it does...
Edited by Toasty Raymaker - 11/2/15 at 3:53pm
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i've ordered a Palit Super Jetstream 980ti, no idea if it'll fit but i really hope it does...

At 133mm it will be a tight fit, but seeing as the power connectors are included in this measurement and they shouldnt be sticking out, i think it will fit. 140mm is the absolute maximum including power connectors/cables. at 140mm you will be pushing the panel out, but the case will still be able to close, so its recommended to stay below that.

My previous card was 121mm but with the power connectors/cables added to that i got at around 136mm and the power cables where slightly pushing against the window, but i could close the case without it bulding out too much.
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At 133mm it will be a tight fit, but seeing as the power connectors are included in this measurement and they shouldnt be sticking out, i think it will fit. 140mm is the absolute maximum including power connectors/cables. at 140mm you will be pushing the panel out, but the case will still be able to close, so its recommended to stay below that.

My previous card was 121mm but with the power connectors/cables added to that i got at around 136mm and the power cables where slightly pushing against the window, but i could close the case without it bulding out too much.
This will be my second attempt at fitting a gpu, I really wanted to get a full water loop in there so I first tried an EVGA Hydro Copper but that was out by a few mm excluding cables (which I forgot about). It was the pcb mounting for the cables that attracted me to this card and I found one person who tried fitting it in this case and claimed to have managed with 2mm clearance...
So I've very much got my fingers crossed for this one, it's going to be close biggrin.gif

I'm hoping that after a year or two of use (when I'll be happier attempting it) I'll be able to mount a waterblock to it and add it into the loop
Edited by Toasty Raymaker - 11/3/15 at 12:24am
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Just got my gpu in the post and test fitted it, it is indeed close but the only thing that touches the window is the cables. Are the cables just for power and can they be replaced by more visually appealing ones?
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Just got my gpu in the post and test fitted it, it is indeed close but the only thing that touches the window is the cables. Are the cables just for power and can they be replaced by more visually appealing ones?

PCI-e power cables come in all shapes and sizes. If your power supply is modular, you can probably change out the default cables for custom ones. Some PSU's use flatcables which take up a lot less space and are generally rather flexible for tighter corners. But they are usually just plain black. Sleeved cables come in a variety of different colors and with a high quality sleeve that improves airflow, but these are generally a lot less flexible and hard to bend into a tight corner. Also, most modular PSU's are only compatible with a limited number of custom power cables.

My advice :

If your default power cables are already pushing against the window hard, i would not recommend getting sleeved ones, as they are a lot less flexible / more rigid and will add to the problem.
When you need to bend in a tight corner, default power cables or flatcables are the best way to go, eventho they dont look as nice.
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PCI-e power cables come in all shapes and sizes. If your power supply is modular, you can probably change out the default cables for custom ones. Some PSU's use flatcables which take up a lot less space and are generally rather flexible for tighter corners. But they are usually just plain black. Sleeved cables come in a variety of different colors and with a high quality sleeve that improves airflow, but these are generally a lot less flexible and hard to bend into a tight corner. Also, most modular PSU's are only compatible with a limited number of custom power cables.

My advice :

If your default power cables are already pushing against the window hard, i would not recommend getting sleeved ones, as they are a lot less flexible / more rigid and will add to the problem.
When you need to bend in a tight corner, default power cables or flatcables are the best way to go, eventho they dont look as nice.
Yeah I have the modular Corsair HX850i, I was hoping there was a more flexible alternative to the flat cables that come with it cos I found them to be an absolute arse ache to install. I'm glad they at least are solid black but despite my best efforts they just don't look very tidy to me...
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Hey guys,
I wanted to ask if some one did manage to fit h75 on the back of the air 240 kinda like on this build. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2014/november/dennis_build_log
I am wondering if its easy to squeeze the pump from the back or not. It's a shame in the article they don't mention how he did it. I have h105 in a push pull i want to remove the pull fans and drag this guy so I can cool my graphics card with it. Don't have space for it anywhere else.
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Hey guys,
I wanted to ask if some one did manage to fit h75 on the back of the air 240 kinda like on this build. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2014/november/dennis_build_log
I am wondering if its easy to squeeze the pump from the back or not. It's a shame in the article they don't mention how he did it. I have h105 in a push pull i want to remove the pull fans and drag this guy so I can cool my graphics card with it. Don't have space for it anywhere else.

I did it!





Just take the plastic cap off of the pump so that it will fit through the hole (just snaps on and off). May have to remove the rubber grommet thing around the hole in the case to get it through, I don't quite recall.
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