Due to persistent chipping and flaking paint on my SS FT02 I had to RMA this case. Lucky for me I had purchased a HAF X recently in anticipation for Sandy Bridge E. The HAF X is one of the later revisions, which has the internal USB mobo connector.
The install went great, until the time came to fit the GPU's (MSI GTX580 XE). Despite double-checking that the mobo was correctly seated, my GPU was a good way off being able to be screwed down, forcing the card down just made the PCI connector rise up at the back, leaving the card not properly connected. My GPU fitted perfectly without issue in my FT02. Removing and re-fitting the mobo resulted in the same problem - the card wasn't going to fit without applying unreasonable force or bending the graphic card's bracket down with needle-nosed pliers.
I spoke to my retailer who advised me to bring the case down to his shop to have a look. To my surprise both ATX boards he tried together with a GTX570 (EVGA) fitted without issue. This has left me a little puzzled, as I was sure the problem was with the case. I have read several posts about alignment probelms. However, the fact that two ATX boards together with a GTX570 fitted perfectly, suggests the problem is with my mobo/GPU combination.
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I'm sure that there must be members of the club running my combination of hardware, so I would appreciate any suggestions as to what the issue may be.