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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.
how?
might buy a new one
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to bad my old 260 backplate dose not line up
plus it is to big
would have been nice (might be able to mod it)
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how?
might buy a new one
You can't buy just the brace. I'd have to take away material where the blocks ports are.

I'm talking brace, not back plate.
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My 8800gts that i've had since 2007 had a dust clog (didn't clean for a year+ lol), eventually had temps near 100c which warped and it still works.
Cards can take quiet a bit of flex, however no one would want to look at a bent card
But since you know it's bending (unlike i did) definitely do something about it soon.
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post #15 of 23
I'd mod the case to support your pcb. My case has that built in, but I'm sure you could solder a support bracket on to help support the weight of your card.
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You can't buy just the brace. I'd have to take away material where the blocks ports are.

I'm talking brace, not back plate.
whoops
I see
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/16/11 at 7:52pm
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Just a thought, maybe shortening the tube a little might help to pull it up slightly although it will probably be a lot of hassle draining the loop etc.
 
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Just a thought, maybe shortening the tube a little might help to pull it up slightly although it will probably be a lot of hassle draining the loop etc.
I did that allrady
help a little too
I'm getting a new rad and tubing soon
might make it shorter then
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post #19 of 23
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I loosen up the pci back plate and did what Ascii Aficionado sead to try
and it looks as it is not as bent now
it's not fixed but better

maybe when I get the new tubing I can make the line sorter and that might help more
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/16/11 at 8:43pm
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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
One more option:
d. PCB Stiffener - a small inverted U-shaped channel to fix onto the backside of the PCB to stiffen the board. Contact Compufab to see if they will custom make a couple for you (at precise length). See pic 1.
Compufab:http://www.compufab.com/St0000.aspx

If they do not do business for such a small order, copy this idea and diy one yourself. See pic 2.

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