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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 04:19 PM - Thread Starter
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pci slot cover madness

I apologize if these seems trivial or if I'm posting in the wrong place. I have empty PCI slots in my computer, which is housed in an Apex TX-381-C case and I need to close these slots. It's very dusty here in LA and lint and dust are a serious problem. I bought these EN Labs ones but they don't have the zig-zag bend on the tab end so that the tab can hook outside the case. Because these covers are very flimsy, I tried creating this zig-zag bend myself but they are still too long and when I screwed the screw in, they bowed and bent, leaving a giant gap between the case and the edge of the cover. I find myself wondering a) is there more than one kind of pci case cover? and b) how can I be sure to get some that fit? It would appear from looking closely at pictures and measurements that lots of pci slot covers lack that extra bend on the tab end and there also appears to be a complete lack of standardization for this item. None of the outlets like Newegg or manufacturers have much in the way of diagrams showing accurate measurements.

Can someone enlighten me? Can someone let me know if these might fit?
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