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post #11 of 45
Haha that power jack is pretty cool. I never would have thought 5 years ago that I would need a device to help with video card sag. What a world!
post #12 of 45
This happened to me, but my pcie power connectors made it even worse by pulling it down.

Had to kinda use the pcie connectors to pull it up in the end using some string (not ideal, I know)

Here's a picture for your amusement.
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post #13 of 45
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Thank you for all the help i really appreciate all response to my problem keep the suggestions flowing I'm looking for any ideas has anyone ever made a home made retention bracket before
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post #14 of 45
You could get a Lian Li case with a card holder. The 6950 isn't considered heavy. I mean, look at the 6990 or 5970.
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post #15 of 45
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If it still sags after you have screwed it in, check this out

Powercolor PowerJack

Was going to recommend this but I could not remember the name of it
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post #16 of 45
acrylic like poster above, cut it so from bottom to top, have to hold it up. cut a plate for bottom so it wont slide. good to go.
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post #17 of 45
If you dont want to spend any money, just lay the pc on its side

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If you dont want to spend any money, just lay the pc on its side

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This. So true. You can make one with acrylic or prop it up with something like a book, as long as it doesn't burn or block airflow. I recommend making an acrylic card holder or support. The PowerColor jack is good too.
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post #19 of 45
Duct tape, lots O duct tape.
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post #20 of 45
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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
This happened to me, but my pcie power connectors made it even worse by pulling it down.

Had to kinda use the pcie connectors to pull it up in the end using some string (not ideal, I know)

Here's a picture for your amusement.
Y'know...you could use BLACK string. Just a thought.

I can't joke much, I use those slim elastic hair ties when needed. But, in my defense they are black and match my case.
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