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But then I'd have to import them , but then again , my aunt lives in the USA so I'll could buy them and have them shipped to her and then pay her to post it to me . Its a little effort but if it comes to that then I'll do it . Wont that stress the pci-e slot ?
They sell it at every hardware store lol

At least they used to, not sure about now.
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The cards will probably not short out. I've had GTX470's, 5850's and 6970's touching directly onto each other in the past without any issue except high temps.
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You could pick up a backplate for the EVGA card and potentially negate the issue altogether.
     
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It looks like theres space so I'll fit it and it should work , I'll look at hardware stores , they should have but maybe its not needed .
I'll post some pics when I get it and see how it looks.
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Don't cover up the backing with electrical tape, as it gets hotter, you will get goo all over the back of your card, and the tape will eventually curl up. Unless its good temp resistant tape. All you have need to do is use a non-conductive object (piece of plastic) that has a high temperature density, use it as a spacer between the cards.

You wouldnt cover the whole card only parts that would keep it from touching.
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