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Don't know if this had been mentioned or discussed before, have unfortunately not been able to read here for a while.

Alot of new cases hade a feature/design that I really fancy, which is the option to mount the graphic cards vertically(?) like in the Deepcool Genome, etc, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would love to see an accessory or new motherboard tray or whatever is necessary to be able to mount the GPUs this way in an SMA8 =D

What do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by NE0XY View Post

Don't know if this had been mentioned or discussed before, have unfortunately not been able to read here for a while.

Alot of new cases hade a feature/design that I really fancy, which is the option to mount the graphic cards vertically(?) like in the Deepcool Genome, etc, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would love to see an accessory or new motherboard tray or whatever is necessary to be able to mount the GPUs this way in an SMA8 =D

What do you guys think?

Fractal Design, in some of their cases, has a vertical expansion slot like this also...

Or, you could just get an S8 w/ Pedestal, and call it even! thumb.gif

BTW: You must have to have an adaptor of some sort, to mount the GPU vertical...
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It's actually not really a new concept, there were a few cases back in the day that had a similar PCI slot on the side like that. There's been a resurgence coming since there's a guy who manufactures high end PCI extension cables and ALL of those case mfgs are using his stuff. Deep cool actually really kicked it off with their Tristellar case (they even put out a special Bill Owen edition for sale after his mod).

I can't say for certain it's something you'll ever see on a CL case. I mean, there's a reason that particular feature has been absent from cases for years now, not many people utilized it. We'll see if builders really embrace it or if it again falls to the wayside. Of course, if it's something that is truly worthwhile, we wouldn't not consider it. wink.gif
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I have noticed one thing about the cases that use riser cables... For mid and full tower cases, when you use the riser cable it the gpu suddenly the case doesn't feel "empty" if you're using just one video card tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

Fractal Design, in some of their cases, has a vertical expansion slot like this also...

Or, you could just get an S8 w/ Pedestal, and call it even! thumb.gif

BTW: You must have to have an adaptor of some sort, to mount the GPU vertical...

Already have an SMA8 with 3 pedestals, not looking to change that out =P
But yeah, I know I need an adaptercablething and all that jazz, I just really like the look, I wanna show of the cool waterblock y'know =)
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It's actually not really a new concept, there were a few cases back in the day that had a similar PCI slot on the side like that. There's been a resurgence coming since there's a guy who manufactures high end PCI extension cables and ALL of those case mfgs are using his stuff. Deep cool actually really kicked it off with their Tristellar case (they even put out a special Bill Owen edition for sale after his mod).

I can't say for certain it's something you'll ever see on a CL case. I mean, there's a reason that particular feature has been absent from cases for years now, not many people utilized it. We'll see if builders really embrace it or if it again falls to the wayside. Of course, if it's something that is truly worthwhile, we wouldn't not consider it. wink.gif

Would you be interested in custom making a motherboardtray like that? Or would it be to much of a hazzle to design it etc?
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I have noticed one thing about the cases that use riser cables... For mid and full tower cases, when you use the riser cable it the gpu suddenly the case doesn't feel "empty" if you're using just one video card tongue.gif

yeah, I'll probably drop my 2 980s and get a 1080Ti when it comes, then It'll look like the SMA8 is empty =P
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I am liking what I see there. Still waiting on you to finish your old log tongue.gif

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