See this post:Will the v6 support RTX 2080 Strix without removing its shroud??
The Strix RTX 280 is slightly shorter (299.7mm) than the RTX 270 the post references, which in theory would allow it to fit inside (there's physically about 304mm inside without the front I/O ports), but installing it could be quite difficult or impossible. I'd recommend sticking with cards less than 2.2 slots, or else shorter cards like EVGA's XC series.Cards over 2.2 slots (45mm) are limited to 280mm long with the front I/O ports in place. Without the ports, you gain an additional 10-20mm.
Additionally, the height of the Strix (130.6mm) combined with the length (305mm) would make for a difficult installation. For cards over 280mm long, the maximum height I would recommend is 125mm.
It's a small bracket that sits below the GPU and supports it by the cooler/shroud. You can mount it anywhere along the 120mm fan mounting slots on the floor of the case, and the bracket itself has about 10mm of height adjustment to accommodate cards between 2 and 2.5 slots thick.
Haven't checked it, but the relative locations of the mounting holes and watercooling pass-through holes hasn't changed significantly, so it should still work.did the slot on the rear fan still support the small backpack pump like the production from iceman? tq
No. The old blue "USB 3.0" header is 19 pins. The new Type E header is 20 pins. I used both to refer to it because the Type E nomenclature is not as widely used.Aren’t the 20 pin and Type E the two different types?
Only the V6 without the top panel ODD slot will be available from SFFLab, at least initially. I believe the ODD top panel will be offered separately at some point.Will there be an option for optical disk drive instalation ? Will there be an option of top panel with such a slot like the early models?
The side bracket is the only intended mounting location for a 240 rad, however that hasn't stopped people from mounting rads on the bottom since version 1, as there has always been 2x120mm mounting holes there. However, there is very limited space available below a (dual-slot) GPU - only about 27mm - so it's only really viable with a waterblock on the GPU to bring it down to single slot (adds ~20mm clearance), and using a slim rad (<30mm) and slim fans (<15mm). Even then, airflow is highly restricted due to very limited clearances and slim fans, so performance isn't very good compared to a 240 side-mounted rad. Fans mounted on the underside isn't viable without significantly taller feet.@Necere
Thanks for the reply! Just a few more questions:
Is on the side (next to the left side panel) the only mounting location for a 240mm radiator? Or is it possible to mount one to the bottom of the case (perhaps with fans on the outside of the bottom of the case then for GPU clearance?)
Also, will a TG side panel be available?