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post #1 of 23
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So I ordered a GTX 690 and it has a metal thing screwed on to it:



What exactly is that...?
post #2 of 23
It's hard tell on my phone, but i believe it's a brace to help support it. The brace should latch onto the hard drive rack (somehow).

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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by exnihilo View Post

It's hard tell on my phone, but i believe it's a brace to help support it. The brace should latch onto the hard drive rack (somehow).
cg

Weird, that would make sense but I don't see any way to attach it . Maybe there was another piece that is now missing.
post #4 of 23
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I guess you're right:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinzac55/8251749179/

Doesn't seem like it's compatible with my case though rolleyes.gif
post #5 of 23
I would imagine by it's shape it's to help direct air flow into the heatsink. Just speculating tho.
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post #6 of 23
Uhm maybe you attach something like a scythe ninja wire to it so that the card doesn't sag?
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Ha, you know, for the cost of a 690, that looks like a crazy cheap solution. I also agree with the "to direct airflow" statements. It's probably for both. Strange. Enjoy that beast of a card!

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post #8 of 23
Its a retention bracket that is used by some OEM's to keep it in place while shipping and in general.

You can remove it.

I am curious as to why that is on your card though, where did you buy it?
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Mine never came with anything like that..
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Quote:
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Its a retention bracket that is used by some OEM's to keep it in place while shipping and in general.
You can remove it.
I am curious as to why that is on your card though, where did you buy it?

Is that why I sometimes see unused screwholes at the end of some other cards?
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