Hmmm ... I read that and thought it was a Shadow Warrior reference. /shrug
On topic ... If I'm going to buy a 30-series for that much money, it won't be from Zotac. My last card from them was a GTX 470 back in the cooling-fans-loud-as-a-turbine-engine days, and I couldn't replace it fast enough with a 500-series card when they came out. The 470 felt cheaply made.
Case manufacturers have been getting generous with GPU length allowances - most are hitting over 300mm, even SFFs. Of course, that's definitely not always been the case, and hasn't always been a consideration either.
(neither were GPUs that can pull 400W+ under normal gaming loads)
The case is an NZXT case, small, no drive cages in the way, just the AIO radiator (240mm) and no where else to put it. The EVGA 3070 Ti I had was a good bit shorter though, so I moved it over to this rig and put the Zotac in the other rig.
The 3070 Ti is longer than my 3090. Its over 350mm long.
I have to admit that once the 4090s or whatever truly succeeds Ampere comes out I may end up switching to a bench and calling it good. I already know that both rigs are coming up on upgrade time in the next 1-2 years so I'm already thinking of what'll be next.