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Old June 11, 2017, 09:51 PM
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Let's say you have an ATX mobo and you want to pop in 3 double slot gpus. And you have a mobo where the 3rd physical x16 slot is the last at the bottom of the mobo like in the case of the MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON https://ca.msi.com/Motherboard/Z270-...eature-section

If you want to install a double slot gpu in there, and the case is the regular 7 slot design, like Define S/C, it will be impossible? If yes, what kind of case would you need? With 8 slots or more?
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Old June 12, 2017, 03:11 AM
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the bottom slot will have the 2 slot gpu fan side flat against case floor of standard atx case

would need a huge server case that slots are away from case bottom

or use a PCI-e ribbon exstender
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Old June 15, 2017, 06:03 AM
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Would the Enermax Ostrog allow a third GPU to stay in it's own slot without having to use the slot riser/extender? It has 8 expansion slots! https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...55&ignorebbr=1
Or any 8 expansion slot case?
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Old June 19, 2017, 08:32 AM
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I am looking long and hard at the Enthoo Pro, maybe the white version. Thermaltake also has very interesting propositions of either 8 expansion slots or even 10, with a GPU hanging on the side, but I am not sure I would like to disturb the airflow for that GPU, in plus the Mobo would be one with plenty of lights, like the GB Gaming 8 with the B250 chipset. Any other recommendations?
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Old June 19, 2017, 10:13 AM
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How about an open bench case? That's what I was using back when I was doing FAH GPU farming.

At the very least I think you should probably be restricting your search to EATX cases and go from there.
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Open bench would be ideal but I am not at home now, so I don't want any curious people coming by to admire and potentially touch and I really don't want too many questions asked either.
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Antec Three Hundred v2 :

Cheap, room for cooling, 8 slots.

https://www.frontierpc.com/component...021509174.html
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Old June 20, 2017, 07:11 PM
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Isn't that a bit of an old design? And no window? No way!
Enermax Ostrog : 2x140 mm fans in front, 1x120 mm in the back, fitment for 1x200/230 mm on top, removable drive cages, 8 expansion slots for 3 double wide GPUs and side panel window. https://m.newegg.ca/products/N82E16811124155/specs Any reason why I should not buy this and wait to get the Enthoo Pro?
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