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Currently i have a DD-6970 waterblock with my HIS HD Radeon 6970 non reference card (2slot). I am having to place a small box to keep the graphics card from bending because I am afraid of it breaking. is there any other way to stop this? I know some people used wire or string to hold it up.
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Currently i have a DD-6970 waterblock with my HIS HD Radeon 6970 non reference card (2slot). I am having to place a small box to keep the graphics card from bending because I am afraid of it breaking. is there any other way to stop this? I know some people used wire or string to hold it up.

Scythe Ninja Wire, there are also adjustable graphics card supports out there too, and there are some brackets that screw in where your graphics card is screwed in that run the length of the card and support it.
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Any type of thin gauge wire will work. I have used fishing line, accessory cord and even some 22AWG electical wire before. Be creative!

You can also prop the end of the card up with pretty much anything; I have seen various woden dowels or plastic sticks, somone used the shell of a biro painted black in their build.
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My friend uses two powercolor powerjacks, one in the middle of the waterblocks and one on the bottom providing support.
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I think I'm needing to do this on my 570s. After switching to a single slot bracket, the right corners are sagging. I was getting some stability issues after doing so, but since my last rebuild everything has been fine though the sagging still exists.
 
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My 580 gtx has a 3 pound copper cooler on it, It is fine. Best way is fishing line from top and bottom of case the hold it from sagging or popping out in case moves.
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Scythe Ninja Wire, there are also adjustable graphics card supports out there too, and there are some brackets that screw in where your graphics card is screwed in that run the length of the card and support it.

Where can I get these items?

The wire and the brackets
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Lego's is where it's at ya'll.
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