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Vertical GPU orientation - the sky's the limit

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#1
So was browsing around MNPCtech's site as you do, looking for inspiration (and all the things my wallet says no to) and noticed he's made some new GPU mounting brackets that mount to a 120mm fan mounting (used on the Star Wars build recently). Got me thinking about how changing orientation of your expensive gpu is such a easy mod to show it off to full effect, and also a few ideas for next build (crossfired watercooled Polaris hanging from the top radiator mounts anyone?).

To me it's nice to have the option to put the gpu somewhere other than the pcie area and opens up some fun tubing routes. Not everyone's got access to a metalshop to repurpose pcie mounts (or wants to cut their $$ case up).

This giving anyone else tingles of inspiration? Front-mounted GPU for a VR-box maybe?


 
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Don't feel the urge to do this, but it is annoying when you have a case with window and the nice looks of the shroud are pointing towards the floor. But still, I would then much rather opt for a reversed ATX case to have it point upwards, also in terms of airflow direction.

I'm also not convinced vertical mounting is going to help your fan lifespan.
 
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I'm also not convinced vertical mounting is going to help your fan lifespan.
Well, sleeve bearings get worn out much faster if they lay horizontally, ball bearings and rifle/fluid bearings do not care.
Have not been using the coolers the cards come with in over 10 years so i have no idea what kind of bearing is normal for GPUs, but vertical mounting is either not going to do anything or improve the life of the bearings in the fan.
 
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You have to run a ribbon riser cable for your PCIE. I don't think this is a good idea. I know plenty of people run them though.
 

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Pretty useful, all you need are the mounts on the case for the card, some new cases come with the slotted panel for use both, regular orientation (card attached to PCB) and this other position for cleaner look, Thermaltake has added this on some cases including lower or medium end of their models, also have seen another companies doing the same, it does look sexy but does no bring any kind of performance boost, so i personally stay away from this at the moment, also, the feature i like from video cards the most is the side letters " GEFORCE GTX" :rolleyes:

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video cards would look so much better right side up.
 
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I prefer to see the mobo.
 

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Pretty useful, all you need are the mounts on the case for the card, some new cases come with the slotted panel for use both, regular orientation (card attached to PCB) and this other position for cleaner look, Thermaltake has added this on some cases including lower or medium end of their models, also have seen another companies doing the same, it does look sexy but does no bring any kind of performance boost, so i personally stay away from this at the moment, also, the feature i like from video cards the most is the side letters " GEFORCE GTX" :rolleyes:

Regards,
I don't like that the pciex end has no retention bar friction, and that it could induce issues but i have used one , didn't end in joy but heh ho lol.
 
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I always thought GPUs should be mounted virticly with the exhaust and plugs pointing up. There a few cases that do this but it's beyond me why you would put then sideways weather vertical or flat. I really don't think any bearing cares sleeve or otherwise
 
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If you don't mind importing stuff from China; flying elephant on aliexpress has some pretty neat vertical mounts that have more 'traditional' mounting methods.

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The quality of their products are very good and the prices are reasonable just don't get the free shipping, it took 6 weeks to ship to central Texas.
 

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I always thought GPUs should be mounted virticly with the exhaust and plugs pointing up. There a few cases that do this but it's beyond me why you would put then sideways weather vertical or flat. I really don't think any bearing cares sleeve or otherwise
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$40!!! I need to knock myself up a few of these at work and bung them on ebay for 20.
 
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new motherboards are so sexy, agreed,
I dont see how those are mounted and with the log "legs" it doesnt look very sturdy, i.e. when plugging in cables.
 
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I don't know if the reference gtx 10XX shroud is as beefy as the 9xx , or if they cheaped out and replaced with lighter materials, but the latter weighed in around 2.5lbs.... you'd THINK that was about as heavy as a standard sized gpu would get...but im certain some aib units of similar size are heavier(excluding ridiculous ugly 3x fan & h2O units ofc).
 
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I don't know if the reference gtx 10XX shroud is as beefy as the 9xx , or if they cheaped out and replaced with lighter materials, but the latter weighed in around 2.5lbs.... you'd THINK that was about as heavy as a standard sized gpu would get...but im certain some aib units of similar size are heavier(excluding ridiculous ugly 3x fan & h2O units ofc).
more than 2.5 pounds, wow, never realized that.