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I just measured - about 7/8" behind the mobo tray... its roomy enough that when all my wires (non modular psu) are installed the side doesn't bulge. It is large enough to allow me to attach a 24 pin atx plug to the back of the mobo without any ill effect to the closing/opening of the back panel.

Not saying it is perfect, nor can I speak for anyone else - but I have plenty of space behind the tray and in the case as a whole.
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Just finished up my custom 24 pin extension with custom cable sleeving this evening. Took me a bit with stripping till I went and bought a better stripper, then it was pie.


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Hmmm. why is the window not lined up in the center? It looks kinda funky because its more towards the front. Do they install it like that? Can you have it installed in the middle?
    
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Hmmm. why is the window not lined up in the center? It looks kinda funky because its more towards the front. Do they install it like that? Can you have it installed in the middle?
The stock window side panel comes like it comes.
As always, if you want it differently it is C-U-S-T-O-M!!!
Which means, you can have any size and any place you want it.

Check around town, there should be several metal working enterprises.
(Sometimes Junior/Community colleges have well equipped shops)
     
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Just recently put together my rig. When I first got it, I thought it was monstrously huge, but now I just love how spacious it is!

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Ginsu
nice job! Cables are quite well routed.
Check the RAM closest to the 24pin ATX conn: it seems not completely seated...
     
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Hmmm. why is the window not lined up in the center? It looks kinda funky because its more towards the front. Do they install it like that? Can you have it installed in the middle?
You can have it more centered, but they do it this way with the custom window because it is larger, and centering it more will reveal the large crossbar that goes along the whole sid of the case. I actually quite like the placement of my window compared to that of the stock. You can definately see more of the case with a larger window.
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Just recently put together my rig. When I first got it, I thought it was monstrously huge, but now I just love how spacious it is!

Reminds me of my old setup. I had a GTX 260 CORE 216 55nm and a Megahalems with 2x 120mm x 25mm fans. Looks good, you can probably clean up cables a little bit more and I would add the extra fans if I were you.

My GTX 480 ran at 82 degrees max load in my ATCS 840 at stock clocks. At 900/1800/1050 on the stock heat sink, using 1.15 VGPU and 405 KHz PWM frequency, it gets a bit hot. When stress testing, I have to remove the side panel and use a house fan to cool it down.

I might either start a water cooling loop in my case just for my GTX 480 (pain in the ass), or I'll switch to the HAF-X when it comes out and get an aftermarket GPU heat sink (AC Accelero XTREME if/when they have one).

The first choice is really the best, a full coverage block will lower my GPU and VRAM temps. But that's a huge pain in the ass, especially because I never setup a custom water loop (I know what to buy though). I'm liking choice 2 a bit more to be honest.
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You can have it more centered, but they do it this way with the custom window because it is larger, and centering it more will reveal the large crossbar that goes along the whole sid of the case. I actually quite like the placement of my window compared to that of the stock. You can definately see more of the case with a larger window.
Ok thanks.
    
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For some reason that money is burning a huge hole in my pocket. I know I don't need one, but I'm really tempted to buy a 5870 or 5890.

Blah, maybe I'll just buy a new cellphone instead. DAMN MY INABILITY TO SAVE SPENDING MONEY!
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DAMN MY INABILITY TO SAVE SPENDING MONEY!
Yeah, ever since I upgraded I've lost the ability to be frugal. I'm gonna need therapy once I've saved enough for water cooling.
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