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I'm building a DIY version of the Mountain Mods UFO "cube" case. Will post pics once project is complete, but I have a quick question.

I have a 7-slot I/O backplate, but plan to build my own mobo tray. On PCI cards, there's a "tab" at the end of their mounting plate, opposite the end with mounting screw, which fits into a little slot next to the mobo.

Is that slot necessary, ie: does it actually provide support for the PCI card? It looks to me that its more a guide than anything else.

If the slots aren't necessary I'm not going to cut them into the mobo tray, but wanted to confirm first. Thanks for your help.
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Im pretty sure it helps with stability and guidance I would put them in.
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Hi.

I'm not certain if I am interpreting your question accurately, but all you will need is the support frame/bar that the tab on the GPU gets screwed down to.

You will need to account for the extension of the mounting bracket on the GPU as it will drop below the motherboard tray.

This can be done by fabricating the motherboard tray a little short, or you can clip the bottom tab off of the GPU (the latter is'nt really recommended for re-sale, but fwiw, I had to do that once)
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Did you make the back plate or is it recycled from a different case?

I only ask because mountain mods sales a complete mother board tray
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Thanks for the quick replies. Syrillian, you got the jest of my question - main concern was if the tab actually provides support, or if it's mostly a guide. I've got the backplate frame & screw mount, and that's where the actual support seems to be. I can fab the mobo tray so tabs hang below without issue, so no cutting tabs on GPU.

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Did you make the back plate or is it recycled from a different case?

I only ask because mountain mods sales a complete mother board tray
Thanks slickwilly - I did see that. Was tempted to go that route, but recycled a backplate instead. Might still go with Mountain Mods tray anyway - it looks like a nice piece, complete with backplate etc.

Thank You.
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