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Today I did a cleanup on my PC hardware and I noticed that my GFX card is little bit bended...I figured the cables from the 6pin were pushing it down (they are very unorganized) or something , so i tried to think of a way how to set it straight but i just ran out of ideas...
So I took a picture for you guys to see if it's ok for it to be like this? Will it bend any further and break?
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I think your card will be fine. The board is very flexible.
    
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It's only slightly bowed, I wouldn't worry about it. Happens a lot with weightier coolers.
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post #4 of 9
take a chopstick, put rubber things from some in ear headphones on the ends and prop up the end of ur gfx card.

or re arrange your 6 pins so u can pull them upwards and tie them so they hold the card
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post #5 of 9
BUY a water-cooling (you don't actually have to WC the card though ) BACKPLATE for it from EK, or other brand ... That should strengthen the card right up and they're not THAT expensive of an add-on.


EK-FC5870 V2 backplate - Black {should be the model that fits your Sapphire HD 5830 also}
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post #6 of 9
Doesn't look too bad. However, it appears that it may be possible to have your power cables supporting the end somewhat by zip-tying them to the drive cage, as was mentioned.
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
or re arrange your 6 pins so u can pull them upwards and tie them so they hold the card
What Sarge said if you want an easy fix, my card is being restrained this way. Tie the 6 pin cables to the top of the case, plug them in and make sure that it doesn't have too much strain on the card but just enough to straighten it.
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Alot of recommendations , thanks guys!
If it's not that bad i'll do it next time i clean my pc , i'm just way too lazy to rearrange those cables...
As for the backplate , hmm , i doubt i'll buy it now , maybe in future for a new card!
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Originally Posted by Bobi View Post
Alot of recommendations , thanks guys!
If it's not that bad i'll do it next time i clean my pc , i'm just way too lazy to rearrange those cables...
As for the backplate , hmm , i doubt i'll buy it now , maybe in future for a new card!
Some backplates help dissipate heat too, could help
    
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