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Talk about a tight fit, not much gap between the case and the GPU. You certainly got your measurements right! Are you using a standard GPU vertical bracket or did you customised the fitting yourself? Nicely done :)
The manual said that the max GPU length was 350mm and this one is 338mm. I did have a worry some moment when fitting as I thought I may have to dismantle more to get it in but a bit of a twist and it went in fine. Phew!

I've not got a bracket on this. I thought that the bracket was only requited in a vertical MB orientation setup? Please correct me if I'm wrong though so I don't end up with it sagging / snapping!

Didn't have to get the Dremel out for the case at least...!

Corsair PSU Cable landed and it's all up and running.
 
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My bad, I see it now, the MB rests across the case not on the side, that's why I thought the GPU was vertically mounted! :) That's clever. MB's usually lie at the side of the case!

Good job getting the GPU fitted inside your case :)

Judging by the photo's I can't see any sagging , I don't think you need a bracket to prop up the sag. but for peace of mind, there's no harm in getting a small jack bracket like the one I use in my case, they're about £6-£7 on eBay.
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When I initially saw the LED Ironman Arc MK2 Arc Reactor, I thought, yes there's something missing in my custom PC and this will cure it. There's always a fine balance between something that's cluttered and somethings that's too clinical. I think that hits the spot.

It's like something out of War of the Worlds, it flickers orange from the centre, like it's about to project deadly energy beam. If you can recall the scene where the priest gets vaporised thinking he can preach God to the aliens, yeah better not stare at it or utter hail Mary! :ROFLMAO:

I had to construct in my head, how am I going to make this work, that was the challenge for me. The first thing was the connection, how am I going to connect MK2 Arc Reactor to my PC motherboard. It had a standard USB fit so that was no problem but I didn't want to thread it outside the case, I wanted it discrete and inside the case. I got from another vendor 9 pin USB motherboard adapter to USB A female, which allowed me to connect to the Arc.
Also, on AliExpress I purchased 360o bicycle/camera clamp. This is no flimsy plastic, made from quality metal. As you can see from the photos, I was able to manipulate the shape and have it attached to GPU vertical mount.

It’s worth noting, the Arc is touch sensitive, so if I tap the table, I can switch it on or off, absolutely brilliant. Very pleased with the purchase.
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Messed with it further, I can't leave things alone. I wanted to give the clamp holding the Arc Reactor a more organic appearance.
I cannibalise the old black clamp, kept the parts I need. The new replacement clamps are modular, works with any 1" ball clamp, come in all colours.
The replacement red metal clamp, sort of compliments well the Ironman's blue led Arc Reactor.

These pair of speaker copper bridge plates, are perfect for clamping onto the Arc's grills, this allows it to be firmly clamp to the grip (The Mechanical Claw).

I guess the child in me refuses to go away! The Nvidia 3080 GPU appears to have morphed into some robotic entity, some kid looking at it will go, wow, living the dream!
That's it my final tinkering, can't do anymore with this PC! :)

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Messed with it further, I can't leave things alone. I wanted to give the clamp holding the Arc Reactor a more organic appearance.
These are modular, works with any 1" ball clamp, come in all colours. I cannibalise the old clamp, kept the parts I need.
These pair of speaker copper bridge plates, are perfect for clamping onto the Arc's grills, this allows it to be firmly clamp to the grip (The Mechanical Claw).
I guess the child in me refuses to go away! The Nvidia 3080 GPU appears to have morphed into some robotic entity, some kid looking at it will go, wow, live the dream!
That's it my final tinkering, can't do anymore with this PC! :)

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Looks incredible. Do the lights move between the colours on their own? I wouldn’t get any work done, just spend time watching it 😊
 

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Looks incredible. Do the lights move between the colours on their own? I wouldn’t get any work done, just spend time watching it 😊
Yes, the ASUS aRGB Armoury software allows for clever programing of LED lighting. I like the changing of colours, a little distracting very true but once you get use to it, you forget it's there.

The Avengers Ironman Arc wasn't designed for the PC, not compatible with ASUS. It kind of works independently, it's sound sensitive clap three times to switch off, clap once for permanent LED, clap again for flashing LED.

I have a work laptop, boring!
My desktop is for pure fun, gaming, blogging and listening to music. :)
 
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Yes, the ASUS aRGB Armoury software allows for clever programing of LED lighting. I like the changing of colours, a little distracting very true but once you get use to it, you forget it's there.

The Avengers Ironman Arc wasn't designed for the PC, not compatible with ASUS. It kind of works independently, it's sound sensitive clap three times to switch off, clap once for permanent LED, clap again for flashing LED.

I have a work laptop, boring!
My desktop is for pure fun, gaming, blogging and listening to music. :)
It looks like pure fun. I love it ♥️

maybe I should commission you build me that amp fridge for my little 105w AB amp that can’t 😂
 
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