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How to support my asus gtx 670 weight?

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Here is my ghetto solution for heavy cards, can you see it? ;)

 
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That problem is a combination of a few things.

The Header plate for the card Probably only has 1 screw in the top of it.

The Backplate and the header plate are not screwed together.

The Custom HSF removes the stock shrouding that sits on the face of the card. This stock shrouding actually adds a lot of strength to the card.


The effects are as shown. All the weight of the card is sitting on one screw on the header plate. And the header plate itself is not robust enough to take that weight. The backplate not been connected to that header plate is allowing this weak joint to move to a more desirable angle so pressure is on the screw rather than been on the bend of the header plate.


If it were me i would consider making a few modifications to the backplate.

Firstly a triangle of metal. With a 90degree bend in it that can run the length of the back of the card. And screw into the case above the card. Then you drill that triangle to match the existing backplate holes, and mount it on top of the back plate.


i hope you can understand this image :D It's not the best but it might give you an idea.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8180191015_bd5490d050_b.jpg
I would prabably do something like that too if I had a problem; but for those not mechanically inclined that could be tough. (No offense at anybody not mechanically inclined;))

Here is my ghetto solution for heavy cards, can you see it? ;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/T77snapshot/pcatm-2.jpg
Your case is so Clean!! And color coordinated! and then bam, blue ram lol
 
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You use the power cables as cables for bridges...
Sorry is that a question? :eek: I fashioned a fishing line from the cards back plate to my top radiator which keeps this beast from bending and putting pressure on the pci-e slot.
 
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@okidna, why would it need to be stuffed with paper?
Hahahaha :laugh: No specific reasons.
I used that stuffing method just to make sure the tape (or double tape) sticks properly. It's kinda hard to stick something to an empty pipe.
 
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Ah I see.It just sounded like it had some important purpose lol
 
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$15 for the PC Power Jack and it's only 6" tall max? Their video of it claims that is enough for most full size case, BS. My full size Antec tower measures closer to 8" from the bottom of the case to the underside of my GPU.
 
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#33
If you feel like splurging some cash, buy a Silverstone case that has a 90 degree rotated mobo tray. That's what I did, although i was looking for a new case anyway but this just helped me decide on a case.

Here is what I mean. It really helped for me with my 580 SOC. As there is no backplate or reinforcement on the SOC card, it drooped like your card did in a normal case.


Also the fishing line works as well (worked for me), it just looked a bit weird for me and I was afraid of forgetting it was there and bumping it by accident.
 
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That problem is a combination of a few things.

The Header plate for the card Probably only has 1 screw in the top of it.

The Backplate and the header plate are not screwed together.

The Custom HSF removes the stock shrouding that sits on the face of the card. This stock shrouding actually adds a lot of strength to the card.


The effects are as shown. All the weight of the card is sitting on one screw on the header plate. And the header plate itself is not robust enough to take that weight. The backplate not been connected to that header plate is allowing this weak joint to move to a more desirable angle so pressure is on the screw rather than been on the bend of the header plate.


If it were me i would consider making a few modifications to the backplate.

Firstly a triangle of metal. With a 90degree bend in it that can run the length of the back of the card. And screw into the case above the card. Then you drill that triangle to match the existing backplate holes, and mount it on top of the back plate.


i hope you can understand this image :D It's not the best but it might give you an idea.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8180191015_bd5490d050_b.jpg
very informative, thanks, but I don't know if I can do it or not, I'm afraid that I'll damage the card :rolleyes:

Here is my ghetto solution for heavy cards, can you see it? ;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/T77snapshot/pcatm-2.jpg
nice setup, I envy you :D "just kidding....or am I"?, will try to do something like that, thanks.

If you feel like splurging some cash, buy a Silverstone case that has a 90 degree rotated mobo tray. That's what I did, although i was looking for a new case anyway but this just helped me decide on a case.

Here is what I mean. It really helped for me with my 580 SOC. As there is no backplate or reinforcement on the SOC card, it drooped like your card did in a normal case.
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w393/THE_EGG7/DSC_0141.jpg

Also the fishing line works as well (worked for me), it just looked a bit weird for me and I was afraid of forgetting it was there and bumping it by accident.
thanks for your suggestion, but I'm not in the mood for buying a new case,

I will try the paper toilet \ pvc tube idea for a starter, again... thank you very much guys for your help and suggestions, I really really appreciate it :), you r the best :toast:.
 
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Totally random:

@THE_EGG: Your av is frickin awesome! Now that is one smart car
 
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Gitrdone. Duct Tape!
 

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ouch thats a bad bend, use pipe, or toilet roll cardboard, i think i saw that in the ghetto mods
 
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#39
I used to have the triple slot 6950 DirectCUII and that bent like crazy in my case, much like the OP's problem, never encountered any issue with the card as a result though. I'm not sure mine was caused by motherboard alignment issues though, just poor PCB support on the card itself. I like the look of that Power Jack that was recommended earlier in the thread!
 
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#40
If you're willing to spend $14.99 then I suggest this : PowerColor PowerJACK.

If not, just cut some thin PVC pipes, fill it with unused paper or something else, seal both end with tape, and use it as your VGA support beam :D
OH shiii That's pretty f'en awesome :laugh:
 
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Make a clear plexiglass support bracket.