Hi y'all, don't know if this thread is alive much anymore, but here we go.
I'm thinking of building a mostly new system, with the new Ryzens coming up in a couple of weeks. I'm already pretty sure about the motherboard, CPU and RAM, but I want to re-use my current Sapphire RX 580 Nitro 8G.
I found two Air 240s second hand, and was intrigued with the air flow it seems to able to provide with enough fans, and I like how it's not that big, really. A bit wider than my TJ08-E but lower as well.
Has anybody tried to fit the Sapphire RX 580 Nitro? It seems to be exactly 135mm high which is the maximum heigth for a CPU cooler in this case. The power connector is on top, but recessed. The cables would only stick out a couple millimeters at most.
I read that the side panels are flimsy, so would that give me a bent side panel?
Edit: I see that I actually have the Sapphire RX 580 Pulse, but I believe the cooler has the same dimensions (only colours are different), so it should be comparable.
Second, despite the fans on the front, the GPU seems to still get not particularly good airflow, while a mATX board is too close to the bottom to fit 120 mm fans properly (this seems like a really stupid oversight imo). Does anybody have confirmation if slimline fans fit? And if yes, how thick (15mm)? It would certainly seem so, but I can get no real confirmation, and OC.net reminded me that these threads are really hard to properly search though.
Edit 2: Despite the Google indexing of OC.net still being crap (it previews the correct page and then sends me to the last page, always. >
I managed to dig up an image that pretty much confirms this is gonna be way too tight.
that probably isn't going to play well with the "flimsy" side panels.