Razer Core geometry problem

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Tamerlin, May 28, 2017.

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  1. WinterLight

    WinterLight New Member

    I just received an EVGA GeForce 1080Ti card, one of the versions with a custom cooling system. The problem I'm running into is powering it; the card fits perfectly... unless I connect the power leads to the connectors that are on top of the card. There's not enough clearance for the power cables for me to insert the card back into the chassis.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. PlatinumC

    PlatinumC Active Member

    return the card if you still have a grace period.
     
  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    nothing you can do here except returning the card
    generally there are a lot of cards with custom cooling solutions that won't fit in the core
     
  4. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    there is a way to run the Core without the case
    it won't look any good but it works perfectly if you are interested
     
  5. Foshy18

    Foshy18 New Member

    Was expecting to do math... was disappointed.
     
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  6. BlutigEisbar

    BlutigEisbar Active Member

    Would a 90 degree extension work in the core by offsetting the cables? I found some on ebay but you could also make some fairly easily to do this. It seems to only grow the height by about half of a standard connector bent over.
     
  7. I had the same problem when I tried to install a spare MSI Nvidia GTX 980 Gaming X card. It was too tall with the PCIE power cables preventing the core from closing. Their Core homepage shows a list of compatible GPUs but it seems a little generic and doesn't make it clear which particular cards will or won't fit. It may have been helpful if they say the list is referring to reference models and that the buyer should be aware custom cooled cards may be larger.

    I noticed that Razer have recently revised their advertised GPU dimensions on their Core homepage to something smaller than the previous dimensions which were more related to the internal space of the Core. Maybe it was just me but it seemed a little confusing.

    I also tried another, spare card an MSI GTX 750 Ti Low Profile. Size wasn't a problem but having a single width PCIE slot bracket meant that the retaining thumbscrew in the core wasn't able to hold it as the core's retaining system was designed for double width cards. This is something Razer didn't mention about single slot cards but I suppose if you spend this much money on the Core you're not going to cheap out on the GPU. Anyhow, I have a GTX 1050 Ti happily sitting in it for the moment. I have a GTX 1080 Founder's Edition in my desktop which I might try out in the Core later.

    I was going to order an EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 for the Core but I delayed the 1080 Ti purchase due to an unrelated technical issue. I'm still sure the SC2 will fit the Core but I see the EVGA FTW3 model is somewhat larger.
     
  8. FatherOak

    FatherOak New Member

    Hello all,
    First post to the forums, but have read tons of great info in here, thanks to all!

    We are getting a Core to go with a 2016 Blade/QHD/970M. The card we got is the EVGA 1080 FTW edition. Seems like it will fit, but seeing the comments about power connectors makes me wonder. Have the card but not the Core yet.

    Specs say it fits:
    Core GPU Max Dimensions 12.20” x 5.98” x 1.73” (310 x 152 x 44 mm)
    Card: Length 10.5in - 266.7mm x Height 5.064in - 128.631mm x Width: Dual Slot

    Does anyone have this card in a Core and can confirm it fits? Got a good price, and looks like a solid card so pretty excited, assuming it fits!

    Did a search but didn't see any definiative posts that this specific card fits.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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