Originally Posted by TestECull
Actually you'd be surprised how sturdy video cards are. My GS is just fine despite many car trips mounted in the machine with a rather heavy cooler hanging on by four screws.
I agree its not too much of an issue with an 8800GS but with a 570, you may want to be a bit more protective, due to it being worth more currently. That one time you have to hit your brakes for something or have to steer violently, that could be bye bye video card.
Originally Posted by Choggs396
Come on, now..... a 3-slot card refers to a card which takes the *physical space* of 3 slots (as in, you could not physically cram another card in the two adjacent slots). I mean, if you'd like to allow 6 slots for "breathing room" with cooling a single-slot card, so be it - but it doesn't make it a 6-slot card. It's still a single-slot card.
Soilentblue's suggestion to "read the article" is always a good one (to avoid obvious misstatements). If you indeed did read the article, then I hope I've explained it a little better for you.
When a card takes over three slots I would call it a four slot card, since you wont be able to get a card in that third slot. After that the fans will need at least a slot to suck in air, if you sit the fans right next to a PCB you will end up with a cooked 570.
If I had said "Wow that looks like a 6 slot cooler!" then yes reading the article might be a good idea but I didn't. It should have been obvious that I had read the article because I knew how many screws held the cooler on and that was not stated anywhere else.
Also when someone says something like "please read the article instead of making assumptions." it automatically makes me think they're probably not worth replying too and most lightly, a complete Moron. It starts off with bad grammar that we're taught before the age of 10. Then when they say claim that I am just "making assumptions" it really annoys me.
I've noticed its often Americans, not always but often. They see something that someone has said and makes someone else feel a little dumb and repeat it, often constantly. Shame really, such a waste of time.Edited by Willhemmens - 3/15/11 at 12:46pm