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I know this has probably been asked, but if a 970 strix was watercooled, would it fit with the waterblock? Or is the pcb simply too wide?
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So if you look at the the space left for GPU's in the case and compare it with the pictures of the STRIX waterblock manual I would say it is gonna be a tight fit, the extra lengt is more then 1/3 of the io bracket lenght, so it is gonnab e really close. rolleyes.gif
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I know this has probably been asked, but if a 970 strip was watercooled, would it fit with the waterblock? Or is the pcb simply too wide?

If it doesn't you can always use standoffs for the side panel. Has been done a few times on similar cases.
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If it doesn't you can always use standoffs for the side panel. Has been done a few times on similar cases.

I'm trying to do my best to avoid stand offs. I also know that a 980ti would be better than a fury X or 970 SLI. Just not sure how to Squeeze such a long card with my plan of having the pump res comp mounted to the front similar to how the pictures that JEFF posted are.

Is anyone else using full length cards or looking at short pcb alternatives?
    
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I think you should wait till you have the case and just measure everything, to avoid big disappointments, that's my plan atleast
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I think you should wait till you have the case and just measure everything, to avoid big disappointments, that's my plan atleast

Yeah good call, I might wait for gpu choice
    
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For the wider gpu issue and spacers. Why not make a frame that sits on the door panel out of acrylic you can then use the case and also no gaps for airflow disruption
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It would be an add-on, not a whole case redesign thumb.gif

*EDIT* I will have to check some measurements, but, medium height cards (like the GTX 980 HOF for example) may fit in the case with a water block installed. That means, if you add on the PSU mounting bracket, you would be able to use a full size PSU with tall-ish cards thumb.gif

Gotta make sure there is room though... will double check the measurements tomorrow.
So something like the r40 has? I think you know what I think about that biggrin.gif

Yes, something similar to what the R40 from Hexgear does for their PSU mounting. And I figured you would be happy wink.gif

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I know this has probably been asked, but if a 970 strix was watercooled, would it fit with the waterblock? Or is the pcb simply too wide?

I am measuring just under 6in from the motherboard to the side panel. That's about 150mm I'de say, so, according to measurements, the GTX 980 HOF with Bitspower full cover block should fit IF those measurements include the inlet/outlet portion. So, if the card with block measures less that 6in from the motherboard, then it will fit in Project mATX with the side panel on.

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So if you look at the the space left for GPU's in the case and compare it with the pictures of the STRIX waterblock manual I would say it is gonna be a tight fit, the extra lengt is more then 1/3 of the io bracket lenght, so it is gonnab e really close. rolleyes.gif

It will be VERY close.

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I know this has probably been asked, but if a 970 strip was watercooled, would it fit with the waterblock? Or is the pcb simply too wide?

If it doesn't you can always use standoffs for the side panel. Has been done a few times on similar cases.

That's what I would suggest.

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If it doesn't you can always use standoffs for the side panel. Has been done a few times on similar cases.

I'm trying to do my best to avoid stand offs. I also know that a 980ti would be better than a fury X or 970 SLI. Just not sure how to Squeeze such a long card with my plan of having the pump res comp mounted to the front similar to how the pictures that JEFF posted are.

Is anyone else using full length cards or looking at short pcb alternatives?

You can easily go with a full length card and use the pump mount. Just go with a DDC with integrated reservoir. I'd make sure to go for a compact one, one with a total height of around 80-100mm.

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I think you should wait till you have the case and just measure everything, to avoid big disappointments, that's my plan atleast

I would also suggest this. I wish I had a large collection of parts to test of you guys but I don't frown.gif

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I think you should wait till you have the case and just measure everything, to avoid big disappointments, that's my plan atleast

Yeah good call, I might wait for gpu choice

I think best choice would to go with reference. Lots of good choices with reference cards.

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For the wider gpu issue and spacers. Why not make a frame that sits on the door panel out of acrylic you can then use the case and also no gaps for airflow disruption

This is also an excellent idea. One that I will probably add to the "V2 Upgrade Kit" option.

Like I mentioned above (or if you missed it), I am measuring just under 6in, or about 150mm worth of space from the top of the motherboard to the side panel. Unfortunately, there isn't as much space as I thought there was for full size PSUs frown.gif so, it looks like you will be limited to 700W worth of PSU when SilverStone releases there SFX-L 700W PSU. If you wanted to air cool your build, then you'd have enough room for some fans and a full size PSU upfront.

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post #319 of 584
What about a pedistal. Could cut it out for rads//larger psu.


Sell it as an accessory but in the main case put a blanking plate in the bottom with some holes for tube passthrough.
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Why does everyone want to go bigger, this case is about it being so small, and that's what you should like about it.
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