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Wondering if anyone has a solution to these new extra long and heavy video cards.

I am searching for a place to buy the Powercolor power jack but it seems non-existent.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 25
what part of the world are you in?


http://www.powercolor.com/Global/buy_retailer.asp?Years=44
post #3 of 25
I'd suggest some good ole fashioned fishing line. Depending on your case, you can hang it from the top and fasten it to the end of your video card and it will be practically invisible.
post #4 of 25
zip ties for the cheap quick easy fix , but if you want some thing that looks nice , here is what Lian Li has on some of their cases
http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTM1ODYzMDA5N1EyY3djZm00bmhfNF8yMF9sLmpwZw==
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I just cut a chopstick to the right height and painted it black. Cheaper, quicker, and looks a heck of a lot better than that atrocious Lian-Li behemoth.
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post #6 of 25
Buy the power jack from amazon if you live in Europe: http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerColor-Power-Graphics-Support-Inches/dp/B003XID4Z4

The powercolor jack does a pretty good job of supporting a 7990.

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I just cut a chopstick to the right height and painted it black. Cheaper, quicker, and looks a heck of a lot better than that atrocious Lian-Li behemoth.
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Unless you open my side panel and stick a flashlight directly on it, you'll never see it. Try that with your huge hunk of overpriced airflow blocking aluminium.

But hey, as you said, to each their own.
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post #9 of 25

depending on what you mean by sagging, you could just use a backplate, unless you mean the whole graphics card is sagging, you could get some custom metal brackets from Dwood, he is a fairly famous artisan here, and prolly could get you something custom, if you PM'd him and asked nicely with some money. :P

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post #10 of 25

I did this in my case to support my 670:

 

 

I stuck a zip tie onto the grille at the back of the card, threaded a twist tie through that, and hooked that twist tie through the bottom of the DVD drive cage at the top. Of course this will not work with all cases, but it worked great in mine, and I really don't mind how ghetto it looks (in fact, I'm kind of proud of my resourcefulness biggrin.gif). Try and pick colours that blend in with your case and video card (e.g. for me, the black zip tie blended with the video card, and the white twist tie with the case) to make it look more in place with the rest of the system.

 

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