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Old 20th Apr 2017, 23:54   #1
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GPU sag - what are my options?

So with the impending arrival of my 1.3kg 1080 Ti Strix, I'm thinking about the saggage:

11:25 onwards - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Alj8iizz0

I'm looking around for a solution but there seems to be really limited options available in the UK. MNPCTech do a lovely CNC machined brace for ~$45 plus shipping to the UK; however, there's seems to be few other options other than crappy perspex clones of the MNPCTech offering through eBay.

I'm not too concerned for the longevity of the motherboard's PCI-E socket as I'll likely upgrade before any long lasting damage is realised; however, the GPU I expect to get quite a few years from. Plus.... aesthetics.....

One other option I've explored is using carbon fibre rod or tube, from kite flying hobby shops, cut to size and used as a prop. It'll be under a tenner and would suit the build but not 'mounted' and secured as is my preference.

Anyone bother to brace their heavy cards or am I just being too particular? If so, what solution did you opt for?
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 00:40   #2
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My gpu block is solid copper and I've mounted it vertically, so needed something to prop it up. I fashioned some pillars from aluminium angle strips. It's in this here thread near the bottom
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 01:16   #3
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That's a nice solution and similar to the idea I had with carbon tubing, which I can profile to fit the contour of the gpu.
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So with the impending arrival of my 1.3kg 1080 Ti Strix, I'm thinking about the saggage:

11:25 onwards - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Alj8iizz0

I'm looking around for a solution but there seems to be really limited options available in the UK. MNPCTech do a lovely CNC machined brace for ~$45 plus shipping to the UK; however, there's seems to be few other options other than crappy perspex clones of the MNPCTech offering through eBay.
If still interested in MNPCTECH GPU SUPPORT, contact Mady via https://mnpctech.com/contact-us.html

Let her know about this post, and she can do promotional deal for you, to help save on shipping



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I shall do just that! That's very kind of you, thanks very much! When I receive it, I'll return the favour and post up some pictures.



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Old 21st Apr 2017, 18:10   #6
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For those interested, all ordered! Great discount too. Thanks MNPCTech.

Looking forward to it arriving.
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Oooo that's nice. I'd seen something similar somewhere recently, but it was bigger and more triangular. Can't for the life of me think where. Possibly a custom mod somewhere here.
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Awesome! Thank you Sentinal


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sweet jesus, thats looks nice, opens up so meany possibility's .
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GPU bracket arrived in 4 working days from MNPCTech - excellent service!!!!!

Thanks and will post up some pics later on tonight when I'm home.

It's beautifully machined....
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That bracket's a neat idea.

The main reason I have my case in "desktop" orientation is to give my graphics card an easier time.
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Thanks MNPCTech It solved the sag issue very nicely indeed!

Excuse the phone pics but my DSLR is still in the shop:



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Might have to pick up one of these as well, my 980Ti Classified weighs the equivalent of a small car with its waterblock and my current acrylic tubing solution is not the most attractive option.
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PERFECT!, Thanks again Sentinel-R!


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Might have to pick up one of these as well, my 980Ti Classified weighs the equivalent of a small car with its waterblock and my current acrylic tubing solution is not the most attractive option.
Surething, just contact Mady, include full name, address and phone via https://mnpctech.com/contact-us.html
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