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Having trouble aligning GPU with expansion scews..

post #1 of 12
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Hello OCN,

Sorry, I wasn't sure if this was the best place to post this question.

I'm almost through building my sig rig (yay!) but I've reached a snag installing the gpu.

It fits fine in the PCI-E slot, but I can't get the backplate to properly align with the screw holes from the expansion slots.

I'm wondering if there's anything I can do about this, or anything else I can do to stabilize the GPU?

Thanks for your help smile.gif
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post #2 of 12
You got a pic, A haf shouldn't have any problems like that. a cheap $10 case might.
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Thanks Andrew,

This is the best pic I could come up with.. sorry my camera is not great. smile.gif
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post #4 of 12
I have the same problem, you just have to carefully use a little force or bend the GPU exhaust plate (where it meets the case) slightly but be careful don't damage your parts!
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post #5 of 12
What I would do, is unscrew the so the motherboard will move and see if can be pushed back to the io a bit, it might be sat a bit far forward.

Otherwise is the case flexible at the back?
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/14/11 at 8:32am
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post #6 of 12
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Thanks for the replies all!

I'm currently trying to move the motherboard a bit.. I was a bit nervous when I was screwing it to the standoffs because the i/o shield has a soft back that made it hard to guide the board into place.

I'm trying to see if I can move it farther. smile.gif

I've tried pushing the GPU towards the case a little, but it doesn't seem to be quite enough. frown.gif
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post #7 of 12
Shouldn't that case have the tool-less expansion slot clips? I know mine does.
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post #8 of 12
Just force into place I have the same problem with my card and case.
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Seems like mine only has thumb screws frown.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tadpoleblue;14579214 
Seems like mine only has thumb screws frown.gif

That is not normal, you may have gotten one of the first haf's made, built three rig's with that case and they were all tool-less. I would just bend the card a bit myself have done it before in budget builds with $40 cases but never a coolermaster.
    
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