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Looking for an atx case with a horizontally mounted motherboard

Just finishing my build, and I haven't decided on a case yet. The only one I've found is the HAF XB Evo, but I don't think it has enough GPU clearange. I have a 1080ti with an Accelero Xtreme IV cooler on it, so the EVO probably won't work with a radiator up front. The card is 12" long. Plus, the cheap plastic on the front of the case doesn't really appeal to me.

Are there any other options for the motherboard to lay flat? The card is really heavy, and sag is a worry of mine. I'm learning towards a core p3 case, since it has the riser for the gpu to mount vertically, but that's a last resort. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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None of those really suits my needs. The graphics card is 4 slots. Looks like the temps would be horrible, too. That's why I'm looking for something that actually has the motherboard mounted flat, as I'd rather not deal with riser cables.

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None of those really suits my needs. The graphics card is 4 slots. Looks like the temps would be horrible, too. That's why I'm looking for something that actually has the motherboard mounted flat, as I'd rather not deal with riser cables.
The X9 (snow) won't work?
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Graphics card won't fit. It only allows for a 2 slot. My card is 4 slot.

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Graphics card won't fit. It only allows for a 2 slot. My card is 4 slot.
Am I missing something?

The X9 seems like it has plenty of room for really any (combination of) GPU(s); it supports cards up to 15.75" long with the ODD cage installed [2' without it] and it has 8 expansion slots.

I guess it really doesn't matter, I cannot find any available for sale.
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Am I missing something?

The X9 seems like it has plenty of room for really any (combination of) GPU(s); it supports cards up to 15.75" long with the ODD cage installed [2' without it] and it has 8 expansion slots.

I guess it really doesn't matter, I cannot find any available for sale.
The vertical slot only has room for a 2 slot card. I'm looking for a case that has the graphics card mounted vertically, or the entire motherboard horizontally. The HAF XB EVO would be perfect, but the card won't fit with a radiator in the front.


I want to eliminate sag from the graphics card, as the cooler makes it very heavy.

That case is also $175.
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Just finishing my build, and I haven't decided on a case yet. The only one I've found is the HAF XB Evo, but I don't think it has enough GPU clearange. I have a 1080ti with an Accelero Xtreme IV cooler on it, so the EVO probably won't work with a radiator up front. The card is 12" long. Plus, the cheap plastic on the front of the case doesn't really appeal to me.

Are there any other options for the motherboard to lay flat? The card is really heavy, and sag is a worry of mine. I'm learning towards a core p3 case, since it has the riser for the gpu to mount vertically, but that's a last resort. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
There are a few:
Streacom F12C
SilverStone Grandia GD09B
SilverStone Grandia GD10B

And of course the Cooler Master HAF XB Evo like you already found.
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There are a few:
Streacom F12C
SilverStone Grandia GD09B
SilverStone Grandia GD10B

And of course the Cooler Master HAF XB Evo like you already found.
Unfortunately, the EVO doesn't have enough GPU clearance. Those other cases don't, either. The card is 12" long. So, I need that much clearance with a radiator. Probably going to end up with a Thermaltake Core p3. I just didn't want a wide open case.

The EVO with one more inch of clearance up front would have been perfect.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Droogie View Post
Unfortunately, the EVO doesn't have enough GPU clearance. Those other cases don't, either. The card is 12" long. So, I need that much clearance with a radiator. Probably going to end up with a Thermaltake Core p3. I just didn't want a wide open case.

The EVO with one more inch of clearance up front would have been perfect.
The 3 cases I linked all have a clearance of 12.2", should work.

The HAF XB EVO has a GPU clearance of 13.15", so it should definitely work.

Not sure what you mean with the radiator, do you mean that the Accelero extends beyond the card, if so by how much?

Or do you want to use an actual water cooling radiator in the case, if so, which one?
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