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RageQuitters Reviews – ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

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Now for one of my very few criticisms of the card – it doesn’t fit in a Coolermaster HAF-X full-sized ATX case with certain motherboards depending on the main x16 PCI-E slot position.

This may come as a bit of a surprise to some as it is a behemoth of a case (and nearly breaks the back of anyone carrying it to a LAN party) but the issue isn’t the length but the girth (stop it now – please) of the card which unfortunately is just wide enough to make contact with the HAF-X’s side-fan GPU shroud when using an MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard:

The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 doesn't fit in a Coolermaster HAF-X - fail :(

The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 doesn’t fit in a Coolermaster HAF-X with certain motherboards – fail 🙁

Using our exclusive RageQuitters ‘inside shut case cam’ we also have a photo showing the predicament from the inside:

Painful to look at - modification or removal of the HAF-X's fan shroud required

Painful to look at – modification or removal of the HAF-X’s fan shroud may be required

3 comments

  1. Buddydudeguy says:

    The HAF-X is ancient. Cases have come a long way over the years and personally I don’t understand why you would even test in a HAF-X.

    • TerminatorUK says:

      Thanks for the comment Buddy.

      I wouldn’t call the HAF-X ‘ancient’ – it is a high-end gaming case from 2011 with excellent airflow and should have plenty of space for most GPUs.

      Unfortunately our budget isn’t endless and we couldn’t just rebuild our test system for the purposes of the review.

      This section in the article was included more of a highlight to check your case as the card’s width extends beyond a ‘standard’ PCI-E card’s regular dimensions; especially with certain motherboards.

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