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Old August 16, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Default Radeon HD 7970 - installation question

So I joined the game a bit late and finally bought/installed this massive card. The card is so huge/heavy, that when installed, it leans/bends downwards on the back-side (where the pci-e power connectors are). To counter this, i simply have the pci-e cables/wires "pull" the card back up higher.

Question: how do you counter the lean/bend in your install? What creative methods have you tried?

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Old August 16, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Some people use fishing line to suspend it from the top of the case.
Others use a wooden dowel cut to the precise height and support the end corner.
Or exchange it for a better built card which have a metal support 'spine' running along the edge of the PCB.
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Old August 16, 2013, 12:22 PM
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^^^ fishing line...hummm...interesting...

bleh to the wooden dowel...

awwww, but i love my card...metal support 'spine' along the edge, eh?...that gives me an idea...thx zoob, ;)...
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Old August 17, 2013, 11:26 AM
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And in the case of the 7990s some of them come with this "power jack" to hold it up, the thing is too damn heavy for the mobo lol.
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