Size doesn’t always matter in life, but when it does, you can be in big trouble. Measurements must be taken into account if we are talking about a PC, since the new units of nvidia for the 40 Series they are truly colossal. We’ve even seen Galax offer a staff to hold monsters the size of a RTX 4080.
The graphic leap offered by a beast of this caliber is always exciting and that is what Reddit user gvarados has decided to do. We are talking about a video game developer who was clear that it was time to abandon your GTX 1070 for an RTX 4090. Dimensions of 340 x 150.2 x 75.2 mm that are not compatible with the PC case, resulting in the image we see above.
The truth is that there are quite a few users who share the sentiment with gvarados, since they have run into the same problem when buying a new GPU, a power supply or incompatibility problems with the motherboard. “This LITERALLY happened to me. The 7000 Series was announced, the price of the 6000 Series plummeted. So I bought one, then realized it wouldn’t fit in the box. Then I realized I had an i7 from fourth generation on a DDR3 board… Now I have a brand new PC… Fortunately, it was my birthday, so my wife approved it,” jokes user Sugastuán.
What is the solution at this point? The community has offered alternatives to gvarados to put an end to this problem and everything indicates that the most sensible thing would be to remove a fan to make a hole. The fans that the PC has are pointed to be Corsair iCUE H115i about 25mm thick and “there are some great fans that are 15mm thick. If I could fit a thin fan, it would be the cheapest and easiest solution,” says another user. .
Apparently gvarados is on board with the idea, as “I think this will work. I might be able to fit the fan on the other side of the cpu cooler. There’s really no airflow back there, but it’s better not.” have it…”. In either case, chances are you’ll need to buy a new case for your PC at some point.