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GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case

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2017/07/16 19:47:23 (permalink)
Not sure if this is a GPU issue or case issue. Temporarily moving my 2 GTX 980 SC's over to a new build in a Corsair AIR 740 case from a Carbide 500R case they fit into fine.
I cannot get the PCIe board to fully seat into the slot. Tabs are lined up fine. I can fit an older AMD card in just fine. Appears the screw down plate is just a little to short for some reason. Anyone run into something like this before?
 

 

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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/16 20:17:20 (permalink)
    Looks like it may be the SATA ports on the Strix X370-F. The back of the card is right on them and I guess that's keeping the front from going flush... 
     
    Nope not SATA ports either. Got it squeezed into bottom PCIe slot and still won't go flush...
    post edited by rsjerald - 2017/07/16 21:14:58
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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/16 21:22:59 (permalink)
    Well bent back panel a little and got it to go in flush. Hard to force screws in so hopefully card is still seated ok.
    Not sure if its a problem with the case or the card but been a LONG time since I had problems with an expansion card not installing flush.
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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/16 22:26:47 (permalink)
    Welcome to the Forum rsjerald
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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/17 04:55:34 (permalink)
    looks like the wrong standoffs  /too short  and causes the motherboard to be lower then the  rear panel slots for the card   looking art the pic's you posted ?   then you would think the  I/o opening  / shield would not match up  / fit correct as well   ??
     
    good luck
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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/17 06:35:51 (permalink)
    Case had the standoffs pre-installed. May take it apart and pull one out to compare it but everything else seems to align up fine including the AMD card that seemed to have a pretty identical rear plate in length but were talking only a few mm's issue since the bend only gave a tiny bit more space. None of the reviews on the case have ever mentioned an issue like this. Guess it could be a combination of this case and mb or just my bad luck and a manufacturing defect.
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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/17 14:07:21 (permalink)
    Video on first boot so guess card is still seated well enough. Still got a ton of work to do on it.
     

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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/18 06:03:15 (permalink)
    only other thing I have seen was what snapper69 said here in your corsair post   [ I was looking for the thread on the one I was recalling on that and found yours on that ]
     
    http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=911983
     
    and like the one guy said maybe just a bit out of whack   on motgherboard alignment   and why your needing to bend it to make it go  ??? 
     
    heck you may of just got that 1 in 1000,000  cases that has a slight defect and causing this issue with it ..    guess your down to do what you can to make it right  and if not satisfied  rma / exchange it ??
    like you say you don't see any guys reviewing any card issues  like from here  but you do see a few  came damaged from shipping that could ''bend thing out of place???
     
    https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B01LHFLPB4
     
    so maybe its just one of them things you ended up with on that card deal 
    good luck
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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/18 07:47:55 (permalink)
    About 1 in 1000.000... I had exactly the same prob with my new card and my 900D. I didn't force anything. After a few minutes it corrected itself with a "clank". To be honest, I treat my stuff like a raw eggs.
     
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    post edited by Carbonshape - 2017/07/18 07:53:01

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    Re: GTX 980 SC will not fit in Corsair AIR 740 case 2017/07/18 17:10:35 (permalink)
    ya, we all get something once in a while  that needs a little nudge in the right direction   to help make it good to go  .   if it don't help , then I guess ita a new addition  to the junk box [or now junk closet ]   lol....
     
    a hammer, hacksaw, pry bar and blowtorch   can help make things fit  or just a swift  pounding of the fist or swift kick with 12d .. ''by gosh it fits now ''  HA! ...
     
    good luck  & enjoy
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