YOUR VERTICAL GPU MOUNT IDEAS?

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  1. mnpctech

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    Here is my home made vertical GPU bracket:

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    Clean work, good to see EK recruit another talented Modder!
     
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    Looks absolutely stunning! But, and I know it's not your fault, but that slightly offset pipe from the CPU to the GPU just breaks my heart a little.
     
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    it didnt bother me, looks fine.
     
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    If it helps, Linustechtips recently tried to see how far they could get a GPU from a mobo using extension leads. They managed about 3m / 9ft.

     
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    What are the benefits to a vertical GPU installation in an upright case, other than aesthetic ones (and possible space efficiency with small cases)?
     
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    As long as the GPU is securely mounted in the case, having it vertical will be less of a strain on the mount.
    Horizontally mounted cars (motherboard vertical) are quite often seen sagging at the rear under the weight of the card and cooler.
    This will potentially strain the PCIe socket and motherboard, hence the recent addition of metal PCIE covers on some of the higher end motherboards.
    That said, the same would be true with heavy CPU coolers in a vertically mounted motherboard.
    I am in the process of swapping my ITX rig into an SG13, and one of the benefits there is the GPU is vertical, (less strain), and has access to cool outside air as it is next to the side of the case.
     
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    1.8Kg? Bill, that's a lot of cooling kit! No good for me and my SFF aspirations :eek:
     
  11. wst

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    That's heavier than my CPU cooler (a shade over 1kg), and that was fortunate enough to come with extra bracing. The poor PCI-e slot that has to deal with 1.8kg.

    I've also just realised what the vertical slot is on the back of my case as well. It'd only fit a single slot backplate though, unfortunately.
     

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