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Hi guys! Recently got this great case and building in it is a pleasure, there is however one thing that bothers me. The latch that holds expansion cards in place is dreadful and as a result my GPU 'hangs' in the PCIe slot thus putting some stress on the slot. According to the full manual a screw can be applied to the individual slots, I however have absolutely no clue what type of screw fits in there. I have searched this topic and this question has been asked a few times but was never answered, so hopefully this time will be different. I already tried fitting HDD screws, motherboard screws and PSU screws without success. If anyone has been able to use a screw in combination with the latch, please tell me what type.
    
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Hi guys! Recently got this great case and building in it is a pleasure, there is however one thing that bothers me. The latch that holds expansion cards in place is dreadful and as a result my GPU 'hangs' in the PCIe slot thus putting some stress on the slot. According to the full manual a screw can be applied to the individual slots, I however have absolutely no clue what type of screw fits in there. I have searched this topic and this question has been asked a few times but was never answered, so hopefully this time will be different. I already tried fitting HDD screws, motherboard screws and PSU screws without success. If anyone has been able to use a screw in combination with the latch, please tell me what type.

Thumb screws like for the case panels and Expansion slots in most case.
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Originally Posted by GekkeGerrit View Post

Hi guys! Recently got this great case and building in it is a pleasure, there is however one thing that bothers me. The latch that holds expansion cards in place is dreadful and as a result my GPU 'hangs' in the PCIe slot thus putting some stress on the slot. According to the full manual a screw can be applied to the individual slots, I however have absolutely no clue what type of screw fits in there. I have searched this topic and this question has been asked a few times but was never answered, so hopefully this time will be different. I already tried fitting HDD screws, motherboard screws and PSU screws without success. If anyone has been able to use a screw in combination with the latch, please tell me what type.

Thumb screws like for the case panels and Expansion slots in most case.

The thumbscrews are too large to fit there.

Near as I can tell, those holes are not threaded, so any super small bolt/nut combo will work there.
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I had SLi'd Titan X's in the case as well, but moved to a single Titan x and finally to a water cooled 980ti because I couldn't handle the noise of the SLI set up at all, had fans ramping up to 80% with temps going up to 85 on the top card.

Unfortunately, I don't think the case does very well with air cooled SLI setup.

Thanks.
Yep - same here with the temps / noise.
Ran Firestrike at 4K and I'm sure I got to 90 degrees and the 240 nearly took off with the fans going full pelt...
TXs are going on eBay over the weekend, and I just bought the EVGA 980ti SC ACX for £420. Kinda pains me to 'downgrade' but I've got my sensible hat on...
New card will be whisper silent, a good OC'er and similar performance as a single TX and I'm going to buy Pascal this year hopefully, so might as well cash in my TXs now while they're still commanding a high price.
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New to the forum and pretty new to building. I did my first build back in Oct 2015 in the Air 240 and when I decided to do another build, I loved the 240 so much I stuck to that case for both. Would love some comments and suggestions on my builds! First build (black case): i5 6600k, Maximus VIII Gene, Ripjaws V 32gb, NH-L12 w/ PPC-3000 PWM, GTX 970, HX750i. Second build (white): i7 5820K, Asus X99-m WS, Corsair LPX 32gb, NH-U9S, 980ti SLI, HX1000i. Also incase it helps anyone, originally I had two EVGA 980ti SC ACX 2.0 cooled cards and it was terrible. My top card would hit 85C and cause both cards to throttle down to the base clock. Then one of the fans went out on my bottom card. So I exchanged them for these reference cooled ones and its much better! Top card runs at 68C and bottom at 63C, no more throttling!




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Hey there.
Nice builds...
Out of interest, what resolution and games / benchmarks are you running to maintain 68 degrees max on SLI?
That seems crazy cool for a blower card if you're really pushing them...
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Hey there.
Nice builds...
Out of interest, what resolution and games / benchmarks are you running to maintain 68 degrees max on SLI?
That seems crazy cool for a blower card if you're really pushing them...

Black and red build only plays at 1080p

My white and blue rig with the 980ti SLI I use for 4k. They aren't overclocked so they run at evga's factory overclock of 1304. I have an extremely aggressive fan profile on them that puts them at 100% at 70C. Not to mention I have an IPPC 3000rpm fan mounted in front of them blowing cold air straight to them. And 68C is my average, the highest I've seen is 72C on my top card. If that's not enough for you,I'd be happy to run Fire Stike when I get home from work and post a pic of my scores and my GPU temps recorded by HWmonitor.
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Black and red build only plays at 1080p

My white and blue rig with the 980ti SLI I use for 4k. They aren't overclocked so they run at evga's factory overclock of 1304. I have an extremely aggressive fan profile on them that puts them at 100% at 70C. Not to mention I have an IPPC 3000rpm fan mounted in front of them blowing cold air straight to them. And 68C is my average, the highest I've seen is 72C on my top card. If that's not enough for you,I'd be happy to run Fire Stike when I get home from work and post a pic of my scores and my GPU temps recorded by HWmonitor.
Thanks for the response.
Hmm - you've got me thinking now...
Was considering going push / pull on my rad to allow more direct airflow on the cards, maybe a couple of AF120s. My H105 is a bit deep so space is limited, but might just try and squeeze them in before giving up on the SLI.
I really do change my mind like the wind... 😏
Thanks again.
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Thanks for the response.
Hmm - you've got me thinking now...
Was considering going push / pull on my rad to allow more direct airflow on the cards, maybe a couple of AF120s. My H105 is a bit deep so space is limited, but might just try and squeeze them in before giving up on the SLI.
I really do change my mind like the wind... 😏
Thanks again.

What coolers are on your cards? I found switching to an cpu air cooler greatly helped my temps. In a 240, you need cold air coming in, for the GPUs. So if you have a 240mm rad on the front as intake, it's gonna just blow that hot air from your rad into the case.
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Thanks for the response.
Hmm - you've got me thinking now...
Was considering going push / pull on my rad to allow more direct airflow on the cards, maybe a couple of AF120s. My H105 is a bit deep so space is limited, but might just try and squeeze them in before giving up on the SLI.
I really do change my mind like the wind... 😏
Thanks again.


Thought I'd go ahead and post that pic of my Fire Strike Ultra scores and temps. As you can see, I included the ambient temp as well (Ta 23.1C). The top card only got to 66C and the bottom 63C. Hottest core temp of my 5820k was 59C. Hope this helps you with your decision!


Edited by eliharper13 - 2/26/16 at 4:47pm
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Just thought I would share a couple pics, transferred my new parts I got last week from a 250d to this 240 and like it much better and still debating if I should return the 970 for a 980ti as i still have a couple weeks left to decide.

Will be upgrading to some nice white cabling next week -

Love this case with a itx board as it has so much damn room thumb.gif



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