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Tool-free expansion slots.

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Did anyone else just do away with their tool-free plastic strip on their expansion slots? I dunno if it's just my case but I couldn't get the vid card in without taking the strip off and then clipping it over the card after installing it. This time around with the installing of my new PSU and HDs (my SATA ports are under the card, I 'mangle' the SATA connectors to get them to fit underneath the card) I just decided to toss it altogether. It had a really flimsy hold on the cards anyway. Plus soon enough the only expansion card I'll be using will be my vid card, and then another vid card when I go SLI, so it's not like the tool-free design is of much use.

Ahh, I remember back when any internet connected computer had to have at least 3 expansion cards, now these days with on-board LAN and audio as good as it is, things have come so far.
 
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Oh yeah I ahd that once with a Thermaltake Soprano. Graphics card I wanted to install used two slots, I also had to take off the "strip". And this contraption wasn't holding anything right. I rather go with screws.