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On many cases that I had, the PCI cards (not just VGA) sometimes tend to tilt down as soon as the case is in vertical position.

ATTENTION : For "to tilt" I dont mean the classic "bending" of the VGA due to the weight of the heat sink, I mean visually the bracket of the card (the attachment bracket - where it is screwed ) appear slightly oblique, the part that ends up behind the MOBO remains there, while the screwed part tend to slip down slightly so the card is not perfectly perpendicular to the MOBO, seeing the card, the connector PCI seems to do a pivot while the front edge of the card (to understand where there are connectors for SLI and CF) drops down, so if I'm going to see the chassis from behind ( where there are all outputs and fan extraction ) seem to see the VGA slightly diagonal position and not straight.

Look the red arrow ( The effect here is slight but there are worse )




Edited by senna89 - 9/22/12 at 5:04am
post #2 of 11
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can you help me please ?
post #3 of 11
So the GPU slipped down a bit when you put the screws in?

With my case, you need to hold the card up with some force when you put the screws in or it'l skew off a bit, like you've pictured.

You have an aftermarket cooler, so I'd be careful putting force on the PCB if you do that wink.gif
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post #4 of 11
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This appair in many chassis like this Switch810 or RC690 :




i want to know if this is normal or its a defect.
means that the case have a bad built quality ?
post #5 of 11
Graphics cards are like tits, they sag downwards.

Unless they are ripping out of their slots, its no concern.
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Its completely normal, happens in my 600T too.
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

Its completely normal, happens in my 600T too.

same thing ? and have u ever had any problems ?
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Originally Posted by senna89 View Post

same thing ? and have u ever had any problems ?

Yeah I've encountered this problem even on my old cooler master case. It wound'nt give you any problems, unless your card isn't sitting properly. Otherwise you're good to go!
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I need to change chassis, then i can i buy any models without worrying about this problem ?
Edited by senna89 - 9/23/12 at 12:48am
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I need to change chassis, then i can i buy any models without worrying about this problem ?

There is nothing wrong with your case! rolleyes.gif

Grab a beer and/or smoke and relax.
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