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Using a zip tie on GPU PCB to fix sag

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Hey guys,

I have a Galaxy GTX 780 HOF and there is a little bit of sag so I was hoping to fix that. Here's a pic of the Galaxy PCB:



Is it safe/alright if I fish the cable tie through the hole that I circled in red? I want to prop it up with the cable tie so it doesn't sag as much. The PCB edge looks kind of weak, plus would it damage any circuitry? I personally think its pretty safe, but would like your opinions on the matter. Thanks!
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A better idea would be to rig up some type of brace, like this:

http://i.imgur.com/FsPcM.jpg

That guys used LEGO's, but maybe you could think of something better! It would be more secure than a zip tie, and more stable.
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I unfortunately can't use a stand/jack to prop it up because I have a fan at the bottom of case for an intake. The brace looks pretty cool though!

I think this is the best implementation to fix GPU sag:


Unfortunately they do not sell that specific item. If anyone is willing to make me one, I'd be happy to pay them! haha
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A few things then:

1. To answer your question, a zip tie would be safe to use in that hole. And probably reasonably effective.

2. That acrylic gpu brace is really clever, and good looking. Id like one also!

3. Jealous of your 780 HOF smile.gif
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