the problem with this config is that the pumps are now the high points. so any air in the aio, which there is usually a little, will collect there causing potential noise and or wear. custom is this case might eliminate that. its kinda late but the rads at the top would be the better option, shift everything else down.
Can we talk about physics for a second? How is a heavy card hanging like a bat from the little plastic PCIe lock secure? Am I missing something? Is it as secure as in the right-side-up orientation, and if so how?
The card weight is supported by the PCIE bracket(back of the case) not by the PCIE slot.
Some of it yes, but without the slot I assume it's not going to fare well under stress. The slot stabilizes it, but there has to be stress on the bracket. The bracket is designed with gravity in mind. So I don't really get how it's secure like that. Do the "feet" of the bracket insert into anything?
Hmm, it looks like a lot of the new NVidia RTX series will be 2½-3 PCI slot cards. All non blower Vega 64 cards are 2½-3 slots too. I'm worried this case will have problems with high end cards in general. Especially with the glass side, even with the 2½ slot pci pcb extension. Anyone else a little worried about future GPU's with this case?
It's a good question; let's address it empirically.
Dan designed the C4's riser and case back + spacer to support up to '2.5-slot widths'. What, precisely, does that mean in mm? Knowing this value we can compare all the new RTX boards as OEMs begin publishing their physical dimensions.