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Well the motherboard is EATX... and the way i had my rig setup with my water cooling and case... ATX was a tight fit, but i managed to get the board in with a tiny bit of force... it slipped a little and came down with a slight tud.

This came off somewhere, but i'm not sure if it's from the motherboard itself or the case, or my psu?








so what does that look like?
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What motherboard did it come from? Is it the one in your sig rig?

[Edit]
Also can we get a good pic of the motherboard? If it's the one in your sig rig I would look at the RAM clips, SATA ports, and all of the heat sinks
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What motherboard did it come from? Is it the one in your sig rig?
no it's an EVGA P67 FTW... never had anything break off before, so i'm slightly worried
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It looks kind of like the clip on a PCIe slot. Otherwise, it would have to be a piece of your case. Doesn't look like it belongs on a PSU, unless it's really a lot smaller, and it's a clip from a power connector.
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no it's an EVGA P67 FTW... never had anything break off before, so i'm slightly worried
K. Well do you think we can get a good pic of the motherboard? The higher the res the better for the pic.

[Edit]
Look at the heat sink around the CPU. That's what it looks like from the newegg pic
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post #6 of 11
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K. Well do you think we can get a good pic of the motherboard? The higher the res the better for the pic.

[Edit]
Look at the heat sink around the CPU. That's what it looks like from the newegg pic
thanks.. i checked the heatsink around the cpu... doesn't look like anything broke off, and the material that broke off is plastic, while the heatsink is metal.

here is a really big pic:






edit brb.. it's too blury
Edited by badatgames18 - 8/11/11 at 6:46pm
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Well the motherboard is EATX... and the way i had my rig setup with my water cooling and case... ATX was a tight fit, but i managed to get the board in with a tiny bit of force... it slipped a little and came down with a slight tud.

This came off somewhere, but i'm not sure if it's from the motherboard itself or the case, or my psu?








so what does that look like?
The RV02 is not meant for E-ATX. That's your problem.

Quote:
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K. Well do you think we can get a good pic of the motherboard? The higher the res the better for the pic.

[Edit]
Look at the heat sink around the CPU. That's what it looks like from the newegg pic
He said the piece is plastic, the heatsinks are metal.
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It might just be something from the case. Check the PCI slots but other then that I'd have to say it came from an outside source like the case or something random from the house.
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It looks kind of like the clip on a PCIe slot. Otherwise, it would have to be a piece of your case. Doesn't look like it belongs on a PSU, unless it's really a lot smaller, and it's a clip from a power connector.
This is my guess as well. Could also be a DDR retainer.
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yea, i've painstakingly scanned every inch of the motherboard and nothing looks out of sorts... so i'm just going to assume it came from the case.

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