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Little worried about my GTX480 Waterblock weight still

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Hey guys. I have the Danger Den Nickel+Copper Block for my GTX 480. I tried to run the tubing short to help with holding the card up. But only worked so well.

There's a decent amount of bend from the rear port where the card is plugged in, and where the end is. It's not bad but I can for sure see the bend in the PCB. I'm worried about it maybe snapping over time.. I've been told the GTX 480 block isn't as heavy as blocks like the 4870x2 and the 295's n such. But I'm still worried about it.

It's an upright case so it's just sitting there. This is my first water cooled GPU, am I just paranoid or should I get something under it to support the weight I could rest on the Nickel of the block?
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I couldn't hurt to make a little support bar for it or something. You could probably use a pencil cut to length, with the eraser on top to cushion the card a bit.
    
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I couldn't hurt to make a little support bar for it or something. You could probably use a pencil cut to length, with the eraser on top to cushion the card a bit.
thats an awesome idea using the eraser as a cushion. rep my friend.
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Ya thats not a bad idea at all. lol

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will be trying that out today
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yet another pencil mod in the books. Today is a good day. lol
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post #7 of 8
dual gpu blocks are far worse but they hold, pencil support
post #8 of 8
Wooden dowels also works. Small 1/2 inch pvc pipe works and can be painted to any color.Those rubber stick feet work well also.
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