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So i tried something different to address GPU sag

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So I am currently about to re-assemble my PC after building a new WC loops with solid tubing.

I noticed some bad sag from the GPU, when I pushed the card up with my finger I noticed how it lined up with the SATA ports. It didn't take much pressure at all to do this so I had an idea.

It's the most basic, but functional idea. I couldn't find anything like it, I thought it might damage a SATA port but I don't plan on using that particular port ever, also it wouldn't be taking much weight.

It looks like ass but when I finish it off with some abrasives and paint it, it will be basically invisible. All I could find online were poxy looking, huge brackets that attached to the back of the case and ran under the whole GPU, not nice to look at if you have a window, or just taking a photo.

All I did was hack up 2 Sata connectors, one straight and one right angle, then glued them together, well I cut one in half kinda. MY original idea was to somehow plastic weld a small flat piece to the side of the straight sata connector, however that involves money.

    
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Brilliant! I like how concealed that really is as well.

I'm sure if a motherboard can support air coolers that are over kilogram, I can't see why the sata ports wouldn't be able to support the GPU.
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Thanks, well the data port isn't supporting much weight at all. That's all on the PCI-E slot, I just wanted to make a minimal solution for GPU sag rather than the big brackets I've seen online
    
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