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I ended up purchasing an MSI Lightning 580 card from newegg, and when I had installed it in my PC, I noticed that the front end of the card is kind of drooping. I was wondering, can this harm the GPU in any way? Or will it be alright?
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it depends on the amount of the droopage, and a number of other factors... such as time. But i'd be more worried about it damaging the motherboard, as that is being stressed as well.
    
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My card is drooping quiet a bit and its nothing to worry about. If it is anything more than an inch I would be worried then. But so long as the PCB isn't snapped its good.

You could always improvise a GPU prop-up stand if you want.
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Originally Posted by thealex132;13517000 
My card is drooping quiet a bit and its nothing to worry about. If it is anything more than an inch I would be worried then. But so long as the PCB isn't snapped its good.

You could always improvise a GPU prop-up stand if you want.

I used my PCI-e cables to counter the droop on my 570 directCU II
    
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Originally Posted by thealex132;13517000 
You could always improvise a GPU prop-up stand if you want.

Yeah, I was thinking about doing that. In fact, the case that I'm using, the HAF X, has a GPU holder thing. The heatpipe sticking out at the top of the MSI card prevents me from using it though. :/

It's drooping quite a bit, but not by/more than an inch I don't think.
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Originally Posted by Sohryu76;13517035 
I used my PCI-e cables to counter the droop on my 570 directCU II

lol

That's a pretty good idea, I think I'll go ahead and try that myself.
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