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Have any of you ever seen this? If so do you know what's causing it?

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I'm quite concerned by this and I don't know how i've not managed to notice it until now but i installed the card and the EK block yesterday, does anyone know what's causing it and can it be fixed without tearing my loop apart?
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A blurry photo? Yes I have seen that before. It is caused by poor lighting.



Oh you were talking about the card? At a guess I would be concerned that you installed the block and / or back plate incorrectly, or that you are putting a heck of a lot of stress on the tubing which is causing your card to bend.

Cards do sag, but not overnight; it takes several months.
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i too have this problem with my asus gtx670 dcii with an EK waterblock.
the card flexes at the SLI ports and i believe is due to the stress of tightening the screws of the waterblock and backplate.
i abit worry but so far it has not be effecting the performance of the card.
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Originally Posted by Mearaz View Post

i too have this problem with my asus gtx670 dcii with an EK waterblock.
the card flexes at the SLI ports and i believe is due to the stress of tightening the screws of the waterblock and backplate.
i abit worry but so far it has not be effecting the performance of the card.

This is my second 670 due to an RMA and my old one never used to sit like this i'm sure and it's the same block, I did try taking the back plate off but nothing changed.
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A blurry photo? Yes I have seen that before. It is caused by poor lighting.



Oh you were talking about the card? At a guess I would be concerned that you installed the block and / or back plate incorrectly, or that you are putting a heck of a lot of stress on the tubing which is causing your card to bend.

Cards do sag, but not overnight; it takes several months.

Sorry i only have an iphone, to take photos with. And i don't have any lamps kicking about for lighting. Spent all my money on my rig and not on a camera, what was I thinking...

Okay so i'm probably going to need to take it all apart then?
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I ca.t see anything wrong in that picture.
If you are worrired about the card flexing too much due to the block, just dont put it on so tight.
But frpm the picture, I cant even tell if you are using a gpu block or a full cover block.
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

I ca.t see anything wrong in that picture.
If you are worrired about the card flexing too much due to the block, just dont put it on so tight.
But frpm the picture, I cant even tell if you are using a gpu block or a full cover block.

It's a fullcover EK csq block for a reference 670. I've just never seen this before so I was just wondering if i should be worried. I think i'll leave it, no one seems to think it's a big deal.

Thanks everyone smile.gif.
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Mayne others will have a different experience, but I never had a full cover blocked card getting warped.
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post #8 of 11
Take a picture further back so we can see the whole loop. I am guessing your tube is too short on the bottom and pulling down on the block. If you push up with your finger where that 90 is, does it go straight or is the PCB warped? The fact you have a back plate and full cover should make the PCB very stiff so something else is going on.
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Thats a picture of the full loop.

Yeah the card does straighten up when i push under the 90 deg, so do i just need a longer piece of tubing?
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Originally Posted by lmclean12 View Post

Yeah the card does straighten up when i push under the 90 deg, so do i just need a longer piece of tubing?

Yep, sounds like it. You don't want the tubing to be under any stress at all, over time it is possible for it to work loose from the fitting. Also you don't want the tubing to be putting stress on the components.
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