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Originally Posted by cc9536 View Post

Hey guys,

So I'm about to order all the parts to start a new build (Air 240 included of course). Before I do this, I had a couple of questions that have been brewing since reading through this thread:

1. I want to get the asus gtx 1070 strix and I understand the fitting is tight (due to the power connectors). Will a 90 degree adapter solve this issue? (like this one: http://www.moddiy.com/products/3.0mm-Pitch-6%252dPin-Mini-PCIe-Male-Header-Connector-%252d-90%25-Angled-%252d-Black.html)

2. Should I avoid buying a 3.5'' hdd? I'm planning on getting an EVO SSD for the boot drive and was planning on having the hdd for games etc. I've seen a couple of people suggesting that it's not a good idea due to it being placed behind the motherboard and generating too much heat. Could somebody confirm this and possibly suggest an alternative (fyi, I'd rather not get a 2nd SSD due to cost)?

Thanks in advance!
1 the card won't fit sorry. Also that part you mentioned is for soldering to boards it's what's actually on the board

2 personally I haven't had trouble with hdd heat
post #2912 of 3774
Thought I'd share my new build.



Specs are:
Asus Maximus VIII Gene
i7 6700K @ 4.7Ghz
Corsair H105 in push/pull
16GB Kingston HyperX 2666Mhz
EVGA GTX 1070 SC @ 2025Mhz
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB m.2
Corsair RM750i with red sleeved Cablemod kit
4 SP120 Quiet Edition fans as intake on the rad, 2 AF120 Quiet Edition fans top mounted as exhaust
7TB of HDD space for media server/games

Just waiting on the NZXT Hue+ RGB kit which is getting delivered today!

Bonus pic of all the boxes:

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And how is your m.2 temp below the 1070, where it also gets all the gpu heat?
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post #2914 of 3774
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1 the card won't fit sorry.

This is just plain incorrect. Yes, the power connectors are touching the window but it does fit as shown by this person earlier on in this thread. (The ASUS Strix for context since I missed including that information)
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Alright just got done installing the 1080 STRIX into the case. And it fits! The card was tough to put in length wise, I had to remove the cpu cooler radiator first which was a slight pain in the ass. And because of how tall the card is, I cant fit one nzxt hue+ strip along the back wall, which is also kind of annoying. And the power connectors will def need to be bent and pushed up against the window panel. Im not quite happy with how i have the cables positioned atm so I will prob adjust that in a bit or maybe gets some fancy red ones.

But if you want the card to fit in this case, it surely will fit! Havent tested it at all yet and wanted to get some better pics. But I'm in a rush atm tho I really wanted to give you guys an update before I left, so I hope this helps some people!





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I was just going with what the spec sheet said
post #2916 of 3774
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

And how is your m.2 temp below the 1070, where it also gets all the gpu heat?

Nothing to worry about - I can't remember where exactly I found the information but I did look into this before putting the build together and the temps caused by the GPU don't affect performance of the SSD.
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Got my NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit last night, absolutely in love with this kit.

Magnetic light strips make mounting a breeze and the Cam software works without a hitch when choosing various shades/effects.

Unfortunately only had time to get a quick couple of pics last night but here they are:




Edited by zakpack24 - 7/26/16 at 4:01am
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Awesome build zakpack24 totally loved it. Have some questions if you can answer me via private message smile.gif
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hey just wondering if the Radeon RX 480 Reference cards with a height of 138mm will fit?
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post #2920 of 3774
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hey just wondering if the Radeon RX 480 Reference cards with a height of 138mm will fit?

No RX 480 reference card is that tall. All are barely a few mm above the bracket height so any brand of reference card will fit with plenty of room.
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