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How tight are case/GPU tolerances?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by vvalter, May 17, 2018.

  1. vvalter


    Joined: Jan 12, 2017

    Posts: 107

    Location: England

    I have a Kolink Satellite case (love it) and I'm looking to buy a GPU, probably a 1050ti. I'd like one with two fans, however don't have a lot of space in my case due to the big PSU I used.

    The Gigabyte GV-N105TOC-4GD is 191mm long, clearance for the GPU, according to overclockers shop, is 190mm.

    Any chance this is going to fit? Withouth a hammer?
  2. GinG


    Joined: Jul 22, 2006

    Posts: 7,042

    If it was the other way around as in a 1mm clearance to fit I would chance it...being 1mm too big then I think it would be too much risk.
  3. LePhuronn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 26, 2010

    Posts: 2,013

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Get a tape measure and see for yourself. I've found that most cases are pretty much exact when it comes to measurements, but the cheapo stuff like Kolink might be another matter.
  4. Hotwired


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 6,359

    If it really is 1mm and you really want that combo then a dremel is the answer.

    Hammer might have been a joke but if it's a very small difference then bending with some pliers could do it.
  5. t31os


    Joined: May 24, 2006

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: Surrey - UK

    Might have to consider a single fan card or changing to a PSU that doesn't consume as much space, if the PSU is indeed what's preventing clearance you're not going to fix that with a hammer.
  6. vvalter


    Joined: Jan 12, 2017

    Posts: 107

    Location: England

    Yeah, I think I don't want to risk it. I'm not going to cut holes in my PSU and don't really want to replace it. If anything I feel like that's probably the one component that's going to outlive the rest of the hardware.

    I guess if I can't take these tolerances with a grain of salt, I'll just get a single fan card, and maybe mod the side panel so I can put a 120 or 140mm fan as an extra intake.
  7. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 1,004

    The measurements are likely to be minimums - they are far more likely to overlap than cancel out.