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I see a lot of people going with SLI bridges instead of regular barbs or SLI connectors between their cards and was wondering what is the benefit of this? The only benefit I can think of is that they make the cards feel sturdier but I feel like all they would do is add more weight to the end of the cards putting more pressure on the PCI slot. Any info??
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As in the EK type bridge?

Yeah I personally thought it would look a bit cleaner and hold the cards easier with less bending. Using a backplate helps with reducing bending as well, I think.
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I looked at those before, I change gpu setups all the time & was thinking they would be good for pulling the cards out as 1 unit when swapping things around.
Other than that, likely more for looks, maybe helps with some extra rigidity.
    
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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan;13540711 
As in the EK type bridge?

Yeah I personally thought it would look a bit cleaner and hold the cards easier with less bending. Using a backplate helps with reducing bending as well, I think.

Yea an EK type bridge. Aside from looks I'm not really sure. I'm not too sure about the back plate because it doesn't cover the part that goes into the PCI slot. The backplate obviously helps with heat dissipation but not sure about helping with support. I know for most people it goes from CPU to GPU so that tube helps hold most of the load along with the back screws.
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It's just for looks. It actually hurts flow compared to standard connectors
 
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Would you mind posting a picture of what you are talking about? If not, thats cool. I'm kind of curious.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by heathmcabee;13543436 
Would you mind posting a picture of what you are talking about? If not, thats cool. I'm kind of curious.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;13543413 
It's just for looks. It actually hurts flow compared to standard connectors

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