1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Graphics GPU support stupidness

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by The_Crapman, 20 Sep 2018.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    1,932
    [​IMG]

    Erm, I thought the idea of a gpu support was to take stress OFF the motherboard, not apply it to a tiny spot on the edge. Also looks as ugly as sin.
     
  2. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    2,095
    Likes Received:
    253
    It doesn't look great although I don't think it'd put any real amount of stress on the upper right corner of a board, given there's a mounting screw there and the bulk of the graphics card weight is supported by the pci-e slot and rear i/o mount.

    There are far prettier solutions out there though.
     
  3. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    6,608
    Likes Received:
    389
    I think gpu support it so avoid the gpu pcb from benching and there being too much pressure on the pcie slot, this solves both those problems, and that part of the PCB is near a screw so don't see any issues.

    If you don't like the look of it that's fair enough though :D
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    1,932
    I think placing it next to a screw will concentrate the forces and increase the likelihood of damage. But I could be wrong. I often am. Ha ha

    But yes, hideous.
     
    Sentinel-R1 likes this.
  5. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    2,095
    Likes Received:
    253
    If you think about the forces placed on a motherboard when you mount a massive 1kg+ cpu cooler in a tower case, then a small plastic bracket holding an even smaller percentage of the weight of a graphics card pales into insignificance.
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    1,932
    Yep, didn't even consider that and I used to have a gargantuan scythe ninja. Lol
     
  7. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    104
  8. Guest-56605

    Guest-56605 Guest

    Gorilla Erector - sounds like some bizarre type of sex aid/toy :hehe: :lol: :hehe: :lol: :hehe:
     
    The_Crapman likes this.
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    1,932
    I got erectord by it :eyebrow:
     
  10. silk186

    silk186 Derp

    Joined:
    1 Dec 2014
    Posts:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    146
    That point on the MB will have the least flex. The screw doesn't place any force on the Motherboard.
     
  11. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

    Joined:
    21 Apr 2003
    Posts:
    4,249
    Likes Received:
    261
    Dear CaseKing, it doesn't have to be that complicated.

    [​IMG]
     
    Guest-56605, The_Crapman and David like this.
  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

    Joined:
    5 Dec 2011
    Posts:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    1,932
    Nope. It does not.
    [​IMG]
     
    Dr. Coin likes this.
  13. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    2,095
    Likes Received:
    253

Share This Page