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Hi all,
So at the beginning I had this:
2 PCI-E connectors going to my GTX580, both 8pin. One was totally plugged in on one side, but the other side was slightly out. I pushed both of them in.

Now thanks to the air duct on the HAF X, it is opening a teeny little crack between the PCI connector and the pci connector slot, under 1mm. Should I be worried? The system works just fine. IT's just that there's a teeny teeny crack between the +2 pin connector and the socket for it, due to the air duct.

Am I just paranoid?

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As long as it snaps in there / feels solid I wouldn't worry about it. Post up a pic though if you want.
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I guess it's solid.. but it's just less than 1mm, hard to take a pic
    
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A 1mm gap should be fine, but if you start having issues that seem related to the card not getting enough power, obviously this would be a logical place to begin troubleshooting.
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv;13854883 
A 1mm gap should be fine, but if you start having issues that seem related to the card not getting enough power, obviously this would be a logical place to begin troubleshooting.


I've been able to max out GTAIV no probs.... Any chance the card might die?
    
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Originally Posted by Butter on Toast;13854898 
I've been able to max out GTAIV no probs.... Any chance the card might die?

Crash? Yea. Fully brick? I sincerely doubt it.

Again, as mentioned if you start noticing any typical GPU-esque problems arising, check the connection.
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Gr8 biggrin.gif
Thanks.
This weekend I'll make sure they're all perfectly secured.
    
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Edited by Butter on Toast - 6/13/11 at 12:08pm
    
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Holy optical zoom Batman!
It looks fine to me, I doubt that 1mm or so is making any impact whatsoever wink.gif
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Great biggrin.gif
I am able to run GTAIV maxed out (Aniso at 4x)witht eh densities and draw distances a bit lowered and get 90fps, except when I just enter the city (laggy because it is drawing everything)
    
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