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Hey,

Currently case less at the moment (temporary). Is this ok that the graphics card sits on an angle like this?

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And this is what it looks like when I add support to it

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Don't want it to become a dangerous issue, got this GTX580 2 hours ago

Is it putting to much pressure on the slot or the card itself?
 

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What do YOU think?

I've run cards like that for a few days, but I would not recommend it long term, especially with heavy cards.
 

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HELL YA TAKE THAT OFF, or at least att some supports to it (tape, cardboard, wood, something to keep it from putting ALL of its pressure on its bridge and the MOBO.
 

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It should be fine. Maybe make your PCIe power cables go on the other side of the card so they pull it vertical.
 

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Soon as I saw the replies I pretty much piss bolted to my room and fix'd it. I got the power connectors to the gfx card and moved the cord over so it pulls up the card vertical and supports it. Cheers for fast replies
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That is how I run my cards when benching but it is always good to support your card. with it leaning it doesn't allow for proper connect with the PCIe slot and also puts stress on said slot (though they are made to take a good amount).
 

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Soon as I saw the replies I pretty much piss bolted to my room and fix'd it. I got the power connectors to the gfx card and moved the cord over so it pulls up the card vertical and supports it. Cheers for fast replies
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Man, it's not like it was gonna asplode lol. But I think it's for the best if you keep it supported as best you can until you get a case.
 

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It should be fine. Maybe make your PCIe power cables go on the other side of the card so they pull it vertical.

that's what i was going to suggest
 

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Your just fine. I run my computer on the mobo box. The card stays still if you don't mess with it and doesn't cause any problems.
 

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Theoretically you are okay. But, you have put yourself in a position for just a bump into your computer to possible seriously jar the card (and worse, damage it). I would hold it up with cardboard or something just to be safe.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
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