When the GTX 980 ti was announced, I started drooling even before reading up on the details. This obviously means that I was out of my mind and absolutely had to have one in order to convert my mITX server into a LAN box. Why would I want to do that when my main primary gaming PC already had 970 SLI? There were many excuses but they all simply boiled down to..."because I have to." I don't even go to LAN parties for goodness sake!
The problem is that they were mostly out of stock by the time I gathered the cash and the ones that were in stock were overpriced. After several days of stalking newegg and other various sites, I finally received the glorious email notifying me that they were available. I rushed to my computer (again, my already extremely capable and awesome primary gaming PC) and placed the order ASAP. I did it! I finally got my hands on Gigabytes 980 ti and to sweeten the victory, it wasn't even the reference card. I then drove it home from newegg will call pickup, in a seat belt might I add, and was ready to drop it into my mITX Corsair 250D obsidian. There was only one problem...
IT DIDN'T FIT!
I was so caught up when ordering and I didn't check the dimension on the card prior to placing the order. There was no way I was returning this puppy so I purchased the Bitfenix Prodigy instead and performed a surgical case swap. Let this be a lesson to everyone when it comes to having patience. I clearly have none and was punished by it. I've also got the case of "overkill or die" as I am planning on just selling this mini ITX with one of my 970's from my main rig, and purchasing another 980ti for SLI in order to replace my current 970 SLI in my main rig.
Why would I do that? - "because I have to"
H100i fits in bitfenix prodigy BUT, you pretty much lose out on putting anything in the bay. I might of been able to get away with including my NZXT sentry 2 since it's pretty hollow on the inside but the tray that supports the bay blocks the airflow for one whole 120mm fan.
The second drive cage will not fit with the GPU. The G1 series tends to be long but I don't even know if it fits with any other standard size GPU with only two fans. I tried to take pictures in case anyone was curious.
Personal gripe: I absolutely hate how the panel connections are on the side door. It's a pain in the butt to open for various system tweaks. It also nullifies the hard work that was put into cable management when I close the lid and am forced to shove the braid back in front of the 200mm intake.