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I just got a 6970 for a build and I am really surprised at how heavy it is. Im worried it might stress the pci slot and Im wondering if theres a place where I could get a vga card holder like the one that comes with some cooler master cases. Is this a legitimate concern or am I just making a whole lot out of nothing?
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It'll be ok. That said, they do make spreadable post things to pry up a card, but really if it bothers you just string some fishing line or something like that from the top of the case to the card.
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use 2 thumb screws to hold it place (one to hold it in, one above it)
screw in the stock/blank pci bracket below to help prop up the card (the card will rest against the blank bracket)
I did all the following to help prop up my 580's
the 3-way solid bridge helps as well
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Originally Posted by SirWaWa View Post

use 2 thumb screws to hold it place (one to hold it in, one above it)
screw in the stock/blank pci bracket below to help prop up the card (the card will rest against the blank bracket)
I did all the following to help prop up my 580's
the 3-way solid bridge helps as well

Thanks for the suggestion, Im new to building computers so I dont have a clear image in my head of what your describing, do you possibly have a picture of that?
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