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post #11 of 23
did you ordered yours from ebay?

usually those brackets on GPUs come oem computers..
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post #12 of 23
Yeah, that is interesting if you just bought it from a retailer.
 
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post #13 of 23
Maybe someone took it out of an alienware and sold it to you?
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post #14 of 23
As I mentioned in this forum http://www.overclock.net/t/1249960/official-nvidia-gtx-690-owners-club/2880 it is a support bracket which , in the case of my HAF-X case sits on top of the HDD rack. Initially I was going to remove it but it doesn't really get in the way and I figured that if Nvidia applied it to the GTX 690 then it must serve a worthwhile purpose. The GTX 690 has an awful lot of weight normally being supported only at one end.
post #15 of 23
Hey you got your GTX 690 already that was fast good luck with it i hope it works better then your last Crossfire POS setup
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post #16 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

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

Yup, almost all enthusiast cards have 3 holes at the end that are intended to use with this bracket.
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post #17 of 23
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Yep, I got it on eBay for super cheap, $700.
They even overnighted it to me with FedEx for no extra charge. A little weird but I'm not complaining!
post #18 of 23
probably some alienware noob who doesnt know what he is doing thumb.gif
 
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post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

probably some alienware noob who doesnt know what he is doing thumb.gif

Yep, Alienware!
post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

Yep, Alienware!

I remember when I dropped 3 grand on my Alienware M15x.... quite honestly the worst financial decision of my life. Outdated in less than a year, and only three years after purchasing, it is pretty much at end of life for gaming purposes.

Still chews through HD video rendering though so it's not a total loss. thumb.gif
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