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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by epidemic;13739901 
Ya lets bend a perfectly good bracket on a video card to make up for a bent bracket on the case... kookoo.gif (apologies could not resist.)

If the gap bothers you that much RMA it.

I agree that was terrible advise. Bend the bracket and card and break it.
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post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by epidemic;13739901 
Ya lets bend a perfectly good bracket on a video card to make up for a bent bracket on the case... kookoo.gif (apologies could not resist.)

If the gap bothers you that much RMA it.
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13739953 
I agree that was terrible advise. Bend the bracket and card and break it.

Are you two serious?

Slightly bending the bracket on the back of the card will not affect or 'break' the card in any way. I have done this many times when the rear slots do not line up and so have many other OCN members. Five seconds of effort = problem solved. When you put the card in another case that lines up, 5 more seconds of effort to bend the bracket back...

Or I guess you could go with the alternative: initiate RMA, tear down system, package up case, ship the case, wait for CM to receive, wait for CM to process RMA, wait for replacement case to be shipped to you, reassemble system...

Do whatever makes sense to you.
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post #13 of 22
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so what should I do then? I don't want my video card just sitting and being insecure, I mean I had NO problem with my haf 932 but all the sudden with the haf x I have this problem. I might just rma it.
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post #14 of 22
I would have to agree with MCBrown. Like just bend the back of the PCI bracket on the card its like 2cms away from the hole.
    
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post #15 of 22
As mentioned before I recommend loosening the screws that attach the motherboard to the case. Perhaps you can get a little movement that will help correct this alignment problem.
    
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Originally Posted by BakingSoda;13741467 
I would have to agree with MCBrown. Like just bend the back of the PCI bracket on the card its like 2cms away from the hole.

Well, it seems simple enough but I shouldn't have to do that.... I mean it aligns perfectly with my 932 but *** is up with the x.....
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post #17 of 22
Just rma it. Dont bend anything to make it work. What happens in 2 years when you upgrade and you cant bend the bracket or worst, you try and ruin a 500 dollar card? It might be a pain, but just rma it.
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post #18 of 22
What's to prevent the new case from having the same issue? I would try the bend method. If its just a small bend what's the big deal.
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post #19 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spct;13743558 
What's to prevent the new case from having the same issue? I would try the bend method. If its just a small bend what's the big deal.

I will do this. I told my friend about the problem and he did the bend method with bending the case and he said his computer still works fine. And who's to say the new case won't be weird too, then I would be out $25 bucks for shipping >.> or can someone tell me otherwise?
Edited by kyle7412 - 6/3/11 at 8:53pm
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post #20 of 22
Hello, found this thread on Google.

I just did a build a couple of days ago with the HAF X and encountered the very same problem trying to screw my Asus DirectCU II 580 in. In the end I just didn't bother screwing it in as it seemed to be fairly secure anyway and thought it might be an issue with the cards size (as it has the 3 slot cooler on it). Do you think I'll end up doing any damage to my GPU by leaving it like that?

Cheers.
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