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I haven't built or used a desktop since the 90s. I think the last card I installed was an STB Lightspeed 64? The company probably disappeared before you kids were born. Came with a copy of Interstate 76 iirc lol.

Anyway - so I just received the Asus R9 280X DC2T 3GD5. Thing weighs 1074 grams. My Noctua D14 is less than that with a single fan. And the D14 of course has a back plated mounting bracket.

I'm holding this monster card in my hands and wondering how this card isn't going to rip that pci-e slot right off the board. I mean I just ordered a 24 pin extension cable and holding off on building my rig until it arrives because the psu 24 pin cable is so thick and heavy and I don't want that strain on the mobo. But this card makes that cable look featherweight.

Do you guys use any sort of prop or tie to support the weight of big Gpus?
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you'll also notice it;s double thick and has TWO screw holes in front. Use both of them and your case will take all the weight of the card. Actually even one will, but you sound like someone who likes to be sure.
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I tend to lightly push my cards upwards towards the CPU as I slowly tighten the screws. Never sags this way, at least in my experience.
    
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Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post

I tend to lightly push my cards upwards towards the CPU as I slowly tighten the screws. Never sags this way, at least in my experience.

This.

If you secure your GPU's properly to your case you shouldn't have a problem. If you want some extra reinforcement you could route your PSU cables so that they come from the top of your case and pull the GPU's upwards towards the CPU socket but this is a lot of hassle, looks ugly and probably wont make much of a difference to be worth the time input.
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Ok maybe I shouldn't worry. Guess manufacturers wouldn't keep this design if pci e slots were popping off all over the place.

But holy smokes this card is huge. This has got to be one of the beefiest cards out there. Last time I put together a pc video cards were the size of soundcards so this is a shock.
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Originally Posted by taem View Post

Ok maybe I shouldn't worry. Guess manufacturers wouldn't keep this design if pci e slots were popping off all over the place.

But holy smokes this card is huge. This has got to be one of the beefiest cards out there. Last time I put together a pc video cards were the size of soundcards so this is a shock.

Yeah don't worry about it. They're all like that nowadays with the dual slot coolers.
If you think your card is big, then you haven't seen the asus 680 DCII lol. Triple slot card




Or the triple slot, dual GPU 7990 by Powercolor



If THOSE are not breaking slots, you'll be more then fine wink.gif
Edited by Scorpion667 - 11/5/13 at 6:24pm
    
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Originally Posted by taem View Post

Ok maybe I shouldn't worry. Guess manufacturers wouldn't keep this design if pci e slots were popping off all over the place.

But holy smokes this card is huge. This has got to be one of the beefiest cards out there. Last time I put together a pc video cards were the size of soundcards so this is a shock.

it's mostly radiator. it's common for GPU to take twice as much juice and cost more than the CPU If you want to have a thin card that just looks like a card you've got to water cool it.
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