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in a recent article on Max PC I have seen a sagging card which reminds me of all the sagging GPU's out there,
this looks horrible to me and I'm sure I'm not the only one that doesnt like this, I really doubt that we will see GPU failure because of it or even MOBO's Warping but aesthetically it really bugs me.

Examples:
480

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I know these arent the greatest examples but I've seen it a lot, do they make braces or does someone have pointers for securing these cards better? It bugs the crap out of me
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post #2 of 29
I hate that look as well. I always tried to use the power cable to help hold up the card.

You could use something like Scythes Ninja Wire

http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/pc-accessory/ninja-wire.html
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post #4 of 29
My previous GeForce 8800 GT did this. It was an MSI one with a custom dual slot cooling solution, not the standard reference design. It never caused anything but it bothered me, especially since it tended to hang down quite a fair bit. GPUs are probably bigger/larger/heavier than plug in adapter cards were meant to be.
post #5 of 29
You can string your PCI power connectors above the GPU and with just a little bit of tension it should even out the right side of the board.
Backplates are a perma fix though.
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GPU backplate.
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post #7 of 29
Weird, the asus DCUII and higher end cards are supposed to have a brace specifically to prevent this kind of thing.

Not making me too thrilled either, since I just won one of those 580s.... thinking.gif
    
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post #8 of 29
I usually hold it as horizontal as possible, then screw in the screws extra tight to keep it in place. Rather than paying for a solution, you could just get a thick tall piece of plastic to keep it upright.
post #9 of 29
Looks to be more of a case issue then the card issue. The motherboard and case are not aligned well.

I don't know if the brace would help.
post #10 of 29
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You can string your PCI power connectors above the GPU and with just a little bit of tension it should even out the right side of the board.
Backplates are a perma fix though.

The 580 DCUII has a backplate and a brace on it and is visibly sagging in that picture.
    
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