Master of Cramming
- May 1, 2017
I haven't had an problems with my power cord. I'm running an intel 660p 2TB on a Gigabyte X570 mITX with a pretty power heavy combo of a 3800x and 980ti.
Before I write a more in-depth review with pictures, I need to complete my build with some 2,5" disk and I need your help for that. So both M.2 slots of my MoBo are populated, and I have no room for the usual disk trays (GPU is too long and there is a 120x25mm fan at the bottom). My plans are to fit a 2,5" disk behind the PSU (I already tucked the powers cables here but it still should fit) and maybe another one between the front panel and the PSU side. Do you think it should fit ? I remember a few posts about fitting disks there but I cannot find them anymore...
Depending on what PSU cables you have, you may be able to route the PCI-E power cables between the GPU and the spine to free up some extra space for an SSD. While an SSD will technically fit between the PSU and the front plate, I found it nigh impossible to route the SATA and power cord to it when you already have one between the PSU and the spine.
I'm curious what part of the case you were having interference issues regarding the GPU and would be interested to see some pics. I managed to fit an MSI 980ti gaming X which is above the height spec, but was able to make it work with a set of low profile PCI-E power extensions.
From the official tech specs of the MSI 980Ti Gaming X it's dimensions (277 x 140 x 40) are still within the range the Steck can accept (but yeah it must be a tight fit).
Here is the cutted part
For now my biggest fear about 2 additionnal 2,5" disks is the SATA power cable which has more connectors than needed. Should be really, really hard to fit. The SATA cables themselves however seem to be quite easily rootable I guess. I feel like if one can fit, both will fit.
I really like this exposed look but i'm not sure if the top is possible on the Steck.
Basically, I'd love to buy a Steck and remove the top hat to expose the radiator/fans. Unfortunately every water cooled photo I"ve seen so far of the Steck has the top hat on. Anyone who owns a Steck know if this setup is possible?
If the radiator and fan is 60mm thick or less, yes. If not, then no. (Don't see a spec on that page pertaining to the thickness)