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Wanthuyr Filho

My new card doesn't fit the case

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So I got the 1080Ti as a replacement to my 1080 and I just noticed as I was about to settle the newer one that my case won't fit the 1080Ti. The hard drives cage is on the way of the card. And now, to make things even more complicated, the cage is affixed to the case unless I find a way to break the attachment points (they're not normal screws).

Are these things easy to break? Any suggestions? The case isn't a small one, will I have to buy an even bigger one?

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O'h dear, there is only one solution for this situation, LOL:biggrin:. Pop it back into the box and send it to me! I'll give you a couple of hundred AU$ for it.

But seriously can you take a picture of the problem and maybe give a model/brand of your case and Brand of your 1080Ti.

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If you do decide to go for a bigger case, I can highly recommend the Phanteks Enthoo Pro (not the Pro M which is smaller): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc. It's a few years old now but it's still an excellent case at a great price that's easy to work in and, best of all, it's completely screwed together so you can quickly remove anything that might get in the way (unlikely, given the size of the case). It's a big case so I'd make sure that you can fit it in if it's going under a desk.

 

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You can drill out rivets, or cut off the heads with a Dremel lock-cutting wheel.  If you go that route rather than moving things into a bigger case, just be sure to contain/remove all the metal shavings...things could get ugly if you end up with conductive metal shards in your power supply or card slots.

Regards

 

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Beware of all small metal particules, if you are going to cut the case with a tool. Those small metal particules could damage your electronic parts...

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Thanks for all suggestions, guys, even the silly ones, ehehehe! I ended up going to another case (that I would only use in the next upgrade of MoBo+CPU+RAM+Cooler). This one isn't much longer, but it has easily removable drive cages which are also divided, so I removed only the central section, which gave me plenty of room to spare and even more.

But I appreciate the tips regarding the tools and metal particles, etc, good to know if needed in the future.

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Hi Wanthuyr,

I'm glad you took my comment in the spirit of humour. :blush:
But it was worth a try,  GTX1080Ti's are just so expensive here in Australia. 1,000 - 1,400 AU$

An offer of just $200 was a little cheeky though!:biggrin:

I agree with others about those fine grains of metal, it wouldn't take much air to push them around the electronic components (if it were my rig I would have stripped the case of all components, cut out the piece then use compressed air to blow out the waste, then reassemble confident that no particles remain). 
Glad you found a solution that works, happy days.

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