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thumb.gif So, my GTX 780 is pretty heavy and hangs slightly.. is this normal? It's a heavy card


is it going to damage my rig or anything? should I lay my case sideways? ...
Edited by thethispointer - 3/6/14 at 5:41pm
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post #2 of 27

It's 100% normal and safe, but yeah it's not exactly pretty.

 

I have a silly question though: did you think that maybe some cards didn't hang? I mean, you said yourself: it's heavy. ;)

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post #3 of 27
does it get caught in your zipper? i hate that. You could remove the front part of the radiator shroud to lighten it. Be sure to yell "Lochaim" when you make the cut.

Seriously though your case should be designed to take all the weight of the card just fine. Simply make sure it's screwed tightly to the case and you should be OK.
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post #4 of 27
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does it get caught in your zipper? i hate that. You could remove the front part of the radiator shroud to lighten it. Be sure to yell "Lochaim" when you make the cut.

Seriously though your case should be designed to take all the weight of the card just fine. Simply make sure it's screwed tightly to the case and you should be OK.

 

The case? The only things I'd be worried about are the motherboard, the PCI-E port, and the part of the video card's PCB that goes into the slot.

 

Of course, if this weren't really safe, then the manufacturer wouldn't have released it to the public. They wouldn't be able to expect much in sales with a card that has such a serious physical flaw.

 

So yeah, it's absolutely fine. If it bothers you though, then screw it to the case instead of using any tool-less quick-release plastic latches.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/6/14 at 5:50pm
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post #5 of 27
you can make a support jack for it, just google the support jack that comes with a model from AMD gpu's, forgot which one but it's a big gpu and comes with a support jack, if you find a picture you can copy the design as it's really basic.

Edit:
I found a PowerColor amd gpu site that shows the support jack.

http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_Accessories_features.asp?id=1



Edited by jlhawn - 3/6/14 at 6:04pm
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post #6 of 27
personally I'm wondering if maybe the poster is just trying to brag about the size of their video card. Remember it;s not the size of the card it;s how many FPS you get.
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post #7 of 27
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personally I'm wondering if maybe the poster is just trying to brag about the size of their video card. Remember it;s not the size of the card it;s how many FPS you get.

 

Yeah, I wish mine would hang down a little further. I mean, good grief; I don't ask for much.

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GPU back plates can help with this problem. So can a good jock strap. 

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They make weights that actually work. Takes years though and you have to keep them on all the time, which is hard on your power supply.

It's the aging I hate. Newer models, longer boot time, midnight memory leaks. Then your capacitors start to swell, and it;s all down hill form there. It;s really nothing to look forward to.
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omg lol lol lol

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