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I have an gtx 470 with a DD WB
and the pcb is starting to bend
I tried moving screw ext
I'm thinking of getting a backplate but that may or may not work well with my WB ext


should I worry?
if so what would help keep it straight ?


EDIT: is was worse but I added a bolt and screw to the end it and it help a little


Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/16/11 at 6:54pm
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post #2 of 23
Try using the PCI-E cord or something like that to counteract the weight. Meaning, have it cuddle the edge or something like that.
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Try using the PCI-E cord or something like that to counteract the weight. Meaning, have it cuddle the edge or something like that.
I'll give that a try
but I don't see that helping a lot seeing the cord is on the other side

EDIT: did that, it's a start

Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/16/11 at 7:14pm
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To me it looks like there is some misalignment from the PCIe bracket and the slot... hmm is it because of heat + the waterblock weight? Not sure, but I would recommend getting a backplate if you that worried about it if you can.
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Investing in a backplate would help strengthen the pcb.
    
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To me it looks like there is some misalignment from the PCIe bracket and the slot...
that's what I thought
but I move the pci plate around
but it did not seem to help

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Originally Posted by Error lVlacro View Post
hmm is it because of heat + the waterblock weight? Not sure, but I would recommend getting a backplate if you that worried about it if you can.
well I have delta fans and the card never goes higher then 50c
I will be getting 3 more and a newer better rad (using old brass TT rad)
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To give additional support to graphic card, I suggest these:

a. PowerColor PowerJack -supports the graphic card from below
Official link: http://www.powercolor.com/global/pro...sp?SeriesID=59
TPU review: http://www.techpowerup.com/125989/Po...Accessory.html
Where to buy: http://www.powercolor.com/global/buy_retailer.asp

b. Scythe Ninja Wire -a hanging type, providing support from above
Link: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...er_detail.html
Where to buy: http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/where-to-buy.html

c. CardKeeper – provides support neither from above nor below but horizontally. This is perhaps the weakest of these 3 choices.
Link:http://www.cardkeeper.net/index-2.html
Review link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cardkeeper,986.html
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To give additional support to graphic card, I suggest these:

a. PowerColor PowerJack -supports the graphic card from below
Official link: http://www.powercolor.com/global/pro...sp?SeriesID=59
TPU review: http://www.techpowerup.com/125989/Po...Accessory.html
Where to buy: http://www.powercolor.com/global/buy_retailer.asp

b. Scythe Ninja Wire -a hanging type, providing support from above
Link: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...er_detail.html
Where to buy: http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/where-to-buy.html

c. CardKeeper – provides support neither from above nor below but horizontally. This is perhaps the weakest of these 3 choices.
Link:http://www.cardkeeper.net/index-2.html
Review link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cardkeeper,986.html
PowerJack is a no go (no were to put it, as there other cards are in the way)
Ninja Wire is a no go (don't want wires hanging in my case)
and CardKeeper is a now go (the WB dose not give enough room for it)

rep for the work and trying
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/16/11 at 7:28pm
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I was going to mod the stock aluminum back brace that came with my vid cards but if I ever have to RMA then I might be screwed.
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