Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Tired of GPU droop... Who makes a top shelf, short bodied GPU?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Tired of GPU droop... Who makes a top shelf, short bodied GPU?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Don't get me wrong I like big graphics, but I am build a new rig in a "normal" tower and I really hate the look of a drooping GPU. Especially 2 of them. Looks like they're melting or something.

Last rig was a HAF XB and the horizontal form factor is excellent for long GPU cards. Heavy water blocks were not a problem.

This new rig is a Corsair 350D and I am looking for a pair of high end GPUs with short bodies. Any ideas or recommendations?

Thanks,
post #2 of 5
A reference GTX 760 or 660 with a custom cooler is about as short as you can get in a decent GPU.

Long GPUs aren't arbitrarily long. Most would be shorter if it was viable to make them so. Adding a backplate or some other means of support can reduce sagging.
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
Vishera Testbed
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-19-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-1... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 2x Seagate 7200.10 RAID 0 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2740L Seasonic SS-860XP2 Coolermaster HAF-932 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
Vishera Testbed
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-19-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-1... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 2x Seagate 7200.10 RAID 0 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2740L Seasonic SS-860XP2 Coolermaster HAF-932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
The 7970 DCU2 I got comes with a backplate...
Don't Push that!
(21 items)
 
 
TheBeast
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k ASUS ROG Rampage IV Sapphire 7970 16 GB Samsung DDR3 @ 1600 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial 128GB 2.5" M4 SSD  WD Red 1TB WD Red 1TB WD Red 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red 1TB LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Silver Arrow Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Bitfenix Spectre Pro 230mm Windows 7 Corsair Professional Series AX750 750W Modular PSU Coolermaster HAF X 
MouseAudio
SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse ASUS XONAR DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 P5B-Deluxe Radeon HD 5970 Corsair  
CoolingCase
Hyper 212 Modded Cream Tower of Death 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 8439 SE AMD Opteron 8439 SE AMD Opteron 8439 SE AMD Opteron 8439 SE 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMRAM
H8QM8 560ti Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAM
Kingston  Kingston  
  hide details  
Reply
Don't Push that!
(21 items)
 
 
TheBeast
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k ASUS ROG Rampage IV Sapphire 7970 16 GB Samsung DDR3 @ 1600 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial 128GB 2.5" M4 SSD  WD Red 1TB WD Red 1TB WD Red 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red 1TB LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Silver Arrow Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200mm 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Bitfenix Spectre Pro 230mm Windows 7 Corsair Professional Series AX750 750W Modular PSU Coolermaster HAF X 
MouseAudio
SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse ASUS XONAR DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 P5B-Deluxe Radeon HD 5970 Corsair  
CoolingCase
Hyper 212 Modded Cream Tower of Death 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 8439 SE AMD Opteron 8439 SE AMD Opteron 8439 SE AMD Opteron 8439 SE 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMRAM
H8QM8 560ti Kingston  Kingston  
RAMRAM
Kingston  Kingston  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
You could get the Asus GTX 670 DirectCU Mini
Arc Reactor
(22 items)
 
For Sale: Bunch of fans
$0.00 (USD) or best offer
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820k ASUS X99m WS XFX R9 Fury X 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb Samsung 840 evo 1tb Samsung 840 evo 120gb Custom water loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 64bit BenQ XL2730Z  Lenovo 23in 1080p IPS Corsair k70 cherry mx red 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
xfx 850w gold Arc Mini R2 Zowie ZA13 Micca MB42x 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
SMLS SA-36A Amp Sennheiser HD650 ModMic 4.0 JDS Labs ODAC 
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 Uber 
  hide details  
Reply
Arc Reactor
(22 items)
 
For Sale: Bunch of fans
$0.00 (USD) or best offer
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820k ASUS X99m WS XFX R9 Fury X 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500gb Samsung 840 evo 1tb Samsung 840 evo 120gb Custom water loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 64bit BenQ XL2730Z  Lenovo 23in 1080p IPS Corsair k70 cherry mx red 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
xfx 850w gold Arc Mini R2 Zowie ZA13 Micca MB42x 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
SMLS SA-36A Amp Sennheiser HD650 ModMic 4.0 JDS Labs ODAC 
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 Uber 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
A 7970 with a back plate sounds sexy, and currently prices are low.

a pair of 670s would work as well. I will have to look them up. A short PCB version makes so much more sense.

Thank you both for helping me filter through my options.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Tired of GPU droop... Who makes a top shelf, short bodied GPU?