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DIY Vid card jack

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I recently noticed that my video card was drooping even with a back plate. I remembered back in the day about card jacks and well I found some on eBay but they were like 30 bucks and I am a cheep ass so I made my own and as a after though though i would share it on here. I am new to the community and want to make a positive impact so don't be to harsh on my grammar or poor timing. Anyways all the parts cost around $12 and 5 of it was for a can of paint. What I wound up doing was getting a 3/8 x5" turnbuckle, 3/8 x5" bolt 3/8 nut and a plastic foot that would go under a small leg of a chair. I originally had gotten 2 bolts and was going to use short one to go through the bottom of my case then I realized that one of the bolts that came in the turnbuckle was reverse threaded so i wound up cutting the eye off the reverse thread bolt and putting the plastic cap on it i used hot glue to attach it to the bolt i cut off. I drilled a hole in the bottom of my case but not nessary if u put a cap on both ends just remember in transit it might not stay in place and don't get in a rush like i did and install it before the paint dries or you will rub it off as u adjust it here is the pic of the semi finished product don't hit me up to bad also this in my case at least will work with a dual card setup as long as your connectors are solid should go with out saying my other card is out for RMA right now and this will be a big help to me
Edited by fasttracker440 - 4/2/13 at 8:25pm
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Good Idea +rep for you!
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Basic idea is good. Maybe you can improve on quality.....
+rep nonetheless!
     
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Looks good and serves its purpose! Nice job and thanks for sharing!
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