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OK so I was, and still am, pretty perplexed because it wouldn't make sense that we would be off by a whole 20mm as to where the window rests. But could this explain it? It appears the motherboard of the build with an R9 390 in it is ~51 mm thick, and the one you have is ~70mm. I think it is because AS Rock puts the M.2 attachment on the underside of the motherboard, so your M.2 attachment must be resting on the internal architecture?

Not sure what you mean by "resting on the internal architecture. The m.2 slot is on the back of the mobo and the case mobo cutout allows easy access.
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It is too bad, because the AS Rock one you picked out is better in many ways than the ASUS one, and I would prefer to use the ASRock one with an R9 390

According to PCPartsPicker there are 7 different R9 390's that will fit in an Air 240 with the Asrock mobo. This one is the highest rated: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9390gaming8g

Still, according to the MSI website, that card is 129mm wide, so I don't know how it fits. This build below uses that card in an Air 240, but it has the Asus mobo I was going to get. Maybe it does have something to do with the mobo thickness?

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/PpwV3C
    
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This case can take cards upwards of 5.5 inches wide. A little less than 140mm. NOW, the issue comes into play is the power connectors. If they are equal with the edge of the card being that width. You will have issues.
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This case can take cards upwards of 5.5 inches wide. A little less than 140mm. NOW, the issue comes into play is the power connectors. If they are equal with the edge of the card being that width. You will have issues.

If my 4.37" card with cables touches the window, the 5.5" card must make the window bulge. Plus the vent would be very close to the window.

I really wish I could find some quality red sleeved power cables that have a 90 degree angle.
    
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If my 4.37" card with cables touches the window, the 5.5" card must make the window bulge. Plus the vent would be very close to the window.

I really wish I could find some quality red sleeved power cables that have a 90 degree angle.

Are your cables the hard sleeved ones or something?
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My old MSI r9 390 at 5.08" gave the window a slight bulge with PSU cables plugged in. This was with the cables bent really hard to make it fit.

a 5.5" card with PSU connections in the same area simply would not fit. Maybe with some sort of 90 degree connector? Even then, there would have to be SOME added thickness and I don't think it would work.
     
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My old MSI r9 390 at 5.08" gave the window a slight bulge with PSU cables plugged in. This was with the cables bent really hard to make it fit.

a 5.5" card with PSU connections in the same area simply would not fit. Maybe with some sort of 90 degree connector? Even then, there would have to be SOME added thickness and I don't think it would work.

Yea, that is what I was saying. depending where the power connector is for the gpu cards up too 5.5 can fit. I have this card coming in




And it's massive in the width department




But the connectors are no where close to the edge of the card.

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Yea, that is what I was saying. depending where the power connector is for the gpu cards up too 5.5 can fit. I have this card coming in




And it's massive in the width department




But the connectors are no where close to the edge of the card.


That looks like a reference card with the power connectors on the end like that. Mine are along the edge and the cables have to be bent to make it fit.
    
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Hmm well its the extreme edition from gigabyte...
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Hmm well its the extreme edition from gigabyte...

Maybe I am just looking at the picture incorrectly. Are those power connectors along the short edge or long edge? If along the short edge, which is what I was thinking, then that's why I said it may be a reference card. I'm probably wrong though. smile.gif
    
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Maybe I am just looking at the picture incorrectly. Are those power connectors along the short edge or long edge? If along the short edge, which is what I was thinking, then that's why I said it may be a reference card. I'm probably wrong though. smile.gif

Long edge
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