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Hey guys, my video card finally got here and I think I might have a problem. I have the ASUS P8Z77-I ITX motherboard and the front audio connectors are too close to the PCI-E port. I've connected my video card with and without the front audio connected to show the difference between the fittings.





I am afraid the gold plate connectors are not going to make full contact when the front audio is connected. Could the video card get damaged if I try? Or will there just be no display if the video card isn't pushed in enough?

EDIT: Is there any L shaped connector that would allow me to connect front panel with ease?
Edited by Schnitter - 5/17/13 at 12:34pm
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i would try it, if the card isnt seated proerly it shouldnt damage it by looking at the first pic.
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It's just really poor design by Asus. There's no connector that will allow right angle connections, but you can try with a nail file to make tiny slots in the connector so that the wires can come out sideways.
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Yeah, I guess I'll try reducing the size of the plastic like you suggest, nice idea. Worst case, front audio stop workin... not like they are working now anyway haha.
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post #6 of 6
Don't make the connector smaller, just cut small slots so you can bend the wires so they come out of the connector at 45/90 degrees.
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