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Missing gpu X braces?

post #1 of 6
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My brother bough a water cooled 5970 that he planned to restore the stock air gpu cooler to and use.

Only problem being that the seller did not include the original x braces or springs/washers/screws that go on the back of the pcb to provide pressure for the heatsink on the gpu.

As such it naturally won't cool worth beans

Any help?
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bump...would really like to get this card up and running.

any ideas out there?
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post #3 of 6
Get an old or dead card for cheap on eBay and pull the brace off it.
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What manufacturer?

Call them on Monday and ask them if you can buy them.

I remember when I stripped two screws on my first 570 EVGA sent me them free of charge.

Obviously EVGA is Nvidia only but you get the point. Some manufacturers actually care about their customers. We are making them rich after all.
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What manufacturer?

Call them on Monday and ask them if you can buy them.

I remember when I stripped two screws on my first 570 EVGA sent me them free of charge.

Obviously EVGA is Nvidia only but you get the point. Some manufacturers actually care about their customers. We are making them rich after all.
it is an xfx and was purchased used, but i suppose it is worth a shot.

barring that does anybody have any clever ideas for making it work were i not to be able to locate proper hardware?
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A trip to ACE for screws, washers and then some good ole ink pen springs did the trick
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