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Best case for RTX 4080 – will the 4080 fit my PC case?

Romilly Cotta Updated on by

Nvidia’s RTX 4080 graphics card has been released, so we’re helping buyers choose the best case for RTX 4080.

The 4080 dimensions of (304mm x 137mm x 61mm). Like the recently released 4090 which eclipsed that of the Xbox Series S, you’re forgiven for wondering whether the RTX 4080 will fit your current PC case.

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Nvidia’s RTX 40-series are a big-boned family – and their performance has the strength show for it. We’re also helping prospective buyers out by offering a guide to the best CPU for RTX 4080, so don’t worry if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the chaos surrounding the 4080’s recent release.

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Nvidia RTX 4080 (US)

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If you’re planning to upgrade to an RTX 4080, be prepared to grab a new power supply alongside your new gaming PC case. The RTX 40 series currently has a TDP of up to 450W, which is the main factor contributing to the larger size.

If Nvidia is beginning to cost you an arm and leg to keep up with the latest and greatest, consider it a long term investment. You’d likely need a larger PC case down the line anyway.

Below we’ve gathered RTX 4080 graphics cards currently in stock via BestBuy

  1. Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Eagle OC 16GB
  2. Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Master 16GB
  3. ASUS Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 16GB
  4. ASUS Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 TUF 16GB

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Best RTX 4080 cases

Nvidia’s latest GPU series comes with state of the art specs. Though this is all very exciting, this has had a knock-on effect on the amount of space you need for fans and radiators for adequate cooling.

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We’ve been looking at trusted brands like Corsair and ROG Strix which will deliver on heat dissipation whilst also keeping your PC case nice to look at.

Below you’ll find our shortlist for the best RTX 4080 cases from popular retailers:

  1. Lian Li 011 Dynamic XL – Best PC case for airflow for 4080
  2. ROG Strix Helios – Best full ATC PC case for RTX 4080
  3. Phanteks Eclipse P500 Air ATX Case Tempered Glass DRGB – Best white PC case for RTX 4080
  4. Lian Li 011 Dynamic EVO – Best RGB case for RTX 4090

Retailers stocking RTX 4080

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If you’re looking for the best retailers to grab your brand new RTX 4080 from, take a look at our personal recommendations below:

  1. Amazon US: competitive market prices for the latest GPUs
  2. Scan UK: RTX 4080 graphics cards available imminently
  3. Ebuyer: RTX 4080 stock coming soon
  4. Novatech UK: Latest GPUs at great prices
  5. Overclockers UK: RTX 4080 coming soon

Alternatively, you might benefit from having a look at 4080 prebuilt PCs which are currently available to buy here.

Features to look out for in RTX 4090 PC cases

So, you’ve got your hands on MSI’s Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Ventus 16GB and now you’re picking a compatible PC case. This is a really important step as it’s the difference between your GPU operating at full capacity or under.

Chances are if you’ve just shelled out on Nvidia’s flagship 4000 series, then you’ll want to ensure your new GPU is taken care of. Below we’re going to breakdown the key features to consider including size, airflow and ports so you get the best case for your 4080.

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GPU Compatibility

First things first, you need to make sure your 4080 physically fits inside the case you’re about to buy.

The factors that will affect the amount of space you have include AIOs, water-cooling tubes and drive cages. We also recommend leaving space for additional fans you might buy further down the line.

It’s much easier to prepare for the extra space now, than have to upgrade your PC case again. Bear in mind if you try to ignore this problem of space, the performance of your GPU will suffer!

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As a final word then, we think bigger is always better when it comes to PC cases, just so you’re bases are covered.

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Airflow

Probably the second most important factor is thermal performance, especially if you’re buying Nvidia’s RTX 4080 is airflow. You’ll want to look at either a glass or mesh case, ideally with a dust filter to keep your internal hardware clear and cool.

For reference, the RTX 4080 needs a suggested 700W (150W than the RTX 4090).

Ports

The idea with this is to make sure you’re not buying a PC case with limitations to the amount of ports you can use.

The RTX 4080 has 1 x HDMI 2.1, and 4 x DisplayPort 1.4a, and you might have to consider buying longer cables to ensure they can be tucked neatly away.

Best cases for RTX 4080s

Best PC case for airflow for 4080

Lian Li 011 Dynamic XL

  • Case size: full tower
  • Dimensions: 471 x 285 x 513 mm
  • Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1-type-C, 1 x HD audio
  • Tempered glass: Yes – front & left panels
  • Cooling: 3 x 120 mm

This elegantly designed PC case specialises in water cooling and is fitted with a combination of brushed aluminium with tempered glass elements. It has excellent cable management options as well as abundant space for gaming hardware.

The dimensions of the case are designed to accommodate even the large EEB ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard with Intel’s C621 chipset and Socket 3647 making it an excellent home for your RTX 4090.

If you’re buying from the UK, check out the price for Lian Li 011 Dynamic XL here.

Best full ATC PC case for RTX 4080

ROG Strix Helios

Case size: Mid Tower
Dimensions: 250 x 565 x 591 mm
Ports: 1 x headphone, 1 x microphone, 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C, LED control button, Fan control button, Reset button
Tempered glass: Yes – front, left & right panels
Cooling: 420mm front radiators space, plus water-cooling pump & reservoir.

This attractive PC case is equipped with effortless cable management, RGB lighting and a versatile GPU mounting system. It also supports up to EATX motherboard meaning your RTX 4080 will be safe and sound in this case.

Check out the ROG Strix Helios here.

Best white PC case for RTX 4080

Phanteks Eclipse P500 Air ATX Case Tempered Glass DRGB Matte White

Case size: Mid Tower
Dimensions: 240 x 510 x 505 mm
Ports: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Mic and Headphone jack, Reset button, Lighting button, Power button
Tempered glass: Yes – side panel
Cooling: Up to seven 120 mm fans, or six 140 mm fans, water cooling radiators

We like this premium ATX case for its iconic white matte design with its illumination effects controllable via the top panel.

It can fit water cooling radiators such as a 360/420 mm radiator in the front, another 3460/280 mm one on top and a 120/140 mm at the back.

In terms of space, Phanteks has you covered thanks to its 240 x 510 x 505 mm dimensions.

If you’re buying from the UK, the good news is that the Phanteks Eclispse P500 Air ATC available in glacier white is available for £134 now £99 on Overclockers UK.

Best RGB case for RTX 4090

Lian Li 011 Dynamic EVO

Case size: Mid Tower (with normal or reverse mode)
Dimensions: 456 x 285 x 459 mm
Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 type-C, 1 x HD audio/mic, LED color and Mode button, Reset button, Power button
Tempered glass: Tinted tempered glass & fine black mesh for airflow & dust filtering
Cooling: Custom water cooling, with up to 3 x 360 mm radiators and up to 10 fans.

We like this case for its front panel LED strip features with as many as 7 built-in lighting effects all controller via the M button.

It’s also available in white, just to keep things interesting.

Check out the price of the Lian Li 011 Dynamic Evo here.

When does the RTX 4080 come out?

The RTX 4080 has officially been released on 16th November. We’re following all the latest updates with a stock tracker and pages on where to buy Nvidia’s latest graphics card here.

Are third party RTX 4080 different sizes?

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4080 measures 336 mm x 140 mm 61 mm (L x W x H).

You’ll find that third party RTX 4080 are different sizes. For example, the ROG Strix PC cases tend to be slightly larger than other models, so attention to the specs before committing to a card.

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Do I need a new PSU for my RTX 4080?

It depends from the third party RTX 4080 you’re going for, but if your current PSU has a power supply of around 750 watts, then your RTX 4080 will be fine for an upgrade.

We’ve got you covered though if you’re looking for a guide to the best PSUs for your RTX 4080 which you can find by clicking here.

RTX 4080 case FAQs

Is my PC case compatible with my RTX 4080?

Make sure you check the motherboard you have – ATX or E-ATX motherboards will probably be incompatible with mid-tower cases, meaning you’ll need a full tower PC case. You’ll also what at least 350mm of GPU clearance since some RTX 4080s will be longer than 304mm.

What brand PC case is the best?

The best and most popular PC cases are Corsair 5000D AirFlow, Lian Li O11 Dynamic Evo and Rog Helios.

Is the 4080 worth the upgrade?

As Nvidia and AMD lead the way for next-gen gaming, it’s definitely worth upgrading your graphics card, especially if you’ve got any thing earlier than the RTX 3080. We also weigh up the RTX 4080 vs 3080 and 3090 here if you’d like further guidance on your final choice.