Last week, we worked hard updating our "compatibility list" for both The First and The Beast. The idea was to remove old generations from AMD and Nvidia in order to better highlight new cards that are coming every weeks on the market.
We also wanted to better show which cards are dedicated to The First or The Beast, depending on their TDP.
We also took the opportunity of this update to check compatibilities regarding the VRMs and the memories. Indeed, we now offer different solutions to passively cool these components - the machined heatsink, the taped heatsink or the full covering spreader (only compatible with The Beast).
By checking our pages, you can now see these information for each card:
- Riser :
For The First, you might need or not a riser depending on the reference chosen;
For The Beast, the riser is mandatory and not mentioned in our compatibility list.
- Taped Heatsinks ("HS kit"):
For The First & The Beast, the kit of heatsinks might be recommended or mandatory. Only the use of a full covering spreader avoids the need of this kit which is, at least, always recommended.
- VRM cooling need:
For The First & The Beast, our machined VRM cooling might be recommended or mandatory. Only a low TDP or the full covering spreader avoid the need of the machined VRM cooling.
- VRM cooling machined:
Depending on the graphic card chosen, our VRM cooling solution might be compatible or not. Is also noted which reference can be used with each graphic card (Large one, Small one, or a combo/mix of the two references).
- Full Covering Spreader:
For The Beast, you might need to use a full covering spreader with your graphic card. This section is currently updating but are already listed 7 spreaders that can be used with +140 cards. The spreader is recommended with TDP higher than 180W and mandatory with TDP higher than 250W.
By clicking on the document available on the two "compatibility lists" (The First / The Beast), you will also have access to graphic cards from Nvidia 600-700-900 generations and AMD RX400-500 / R9 generations.
In the document, are also listed the fixtures (bracket) required for each graphic card (only necessary to the team when orders are assembled), TDP and recommended cases.
We hope this document will also help you to easily choose the graphic card you would like to assemble into our cases. You can search the component you're looking for by selecting the brand, the spreader or the range, for example.
Can't you find a specific reference? Feel free to ask the team!