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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. silkstone

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    I want that board.

    I just got some cable sleeving done. I'm quite happy with the sleeving from ebay. $6 for 25ft.

    It's a bit of a birds nest, I might look at making it look a bit straighter after I do the PCI-E power cables.

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    I really need to paint the inside of my case black, but I think it would be cheaper just to buy a new case. The thing is I love the airflow in my HAF, so I have a bit of a dilemma.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Work machine/Cruncher updated!

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    I think your GPU is artifacting... wait, no, that's just the wallpaper ;)
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  5. Maleko

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    Here's my new build.

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  7. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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  8. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    I was thinking the same thing. Evga isn't very good at reinforcing their cards when they make those aftermarket coolers.
  9. Vario

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    You thought that was bad? You should have seen the sag on my giga ud3h+7970 yesterday before the thing sagged so much that it possibly fried the pci-e lane, atleast 5* more angle than that LOL.

    Replacement board I am taking no chances, zip tied the thing up to be straight.

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  10. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    holy saggy GPUs! better use bras. i mean braces.
  11. Vario

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    sadly gigabyte windforce can't really be propped up from below because of the cooler design. I have it suspended with 2 zip ties at a diagonal from the motherboard tray, which helps a lot but it still sags at the far corner.
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    I see what you did there, but in all seriousness.........

    There is actually a study that bras make breast more saggy after time, then not using bras.
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    zip tie the PCI-E power cable to a cable higher up to offset some of the weight. unplug the cable and its free. problem solved.

    i read that study. it was about small breasts and pushup bras. not really relevant to the topic tho.
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    My HIS 7950 has some major sag like that, thankfully I have some old plastic candy container that is perfect height to hold the card up off the dividing part of my 800D. If I weren't so lazy now I'd grab a pic. But I'll keep your idea in mind Mussels for if I ever change up cases.
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    Too right! Looks worse on the photo, this is probably why evga do those free backplates! Still waiting for mine, will probably be 6 months before I get it!
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    My upgrade itch is bad at the minute but i can't let myself be tempted!.

    I'm just hoping that when Primochill acrylic tubing hits over here that it's enough to tide me over.

    I have been going to bed lately and thinking of how my next loop is going to look it's that bad.
  18. Maleko

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    Decided to make the power cable support it more!

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    thats better
  20. Vario

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    I like that idea but could it strain the solder points for the card's power?
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    Lots of good airflow cases with black interiors though, maybe see if someone will do a trade?

    Check this case out SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with...
  22. silkstone

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    Sadly, I'm not in the US otherwise I wouldn't have gone with this case in the first place.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a nice enough case, I don't mind the looks and the airflow is amazing but there were no other options when I bought this and very few now.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its a lot easier on the card than the stress of being bent in half.

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