Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by kogi, Jul 25, 2021.
Is there any need to worry about sag?
I've had plenty of cards over the years that I've been concerned with sag and never had a problem. In the end I've not ever noticed anything detrimental by the sagging, although I've never really looked at the solder joints to be fair. If you are concerned there are brackets you can get and you could even make one yourself to support that right hand side of the gpu from pressuring the motherboard socket.
If you're not too fussed with looks just chuck something under the right hand side of the gpu.
No, but if you care about how it looks, measure it and ask if someone can 3D print you something to sit under the edge that's cool
3D printed "brackets":
(man that dust really shows up under white LED and camera, you can't even see it with the usual red LED )
If you want more subtle you can sit any bracket further back too so they're basically invisible. I'd do 3d printed black Lego bricks if it was me
I got a new vid card and it's 1.5 kgs.. awfully heavy.. That said, it sits in the socket quite well but figured it wouldn't be bad to have a brace..
Bought off Amazon for $18.. has a magnetic base too so stays in position..
I'd only be worried about the sag if the cables are putting downward pressure on the card, causing more sag.. sometimes I use the opposite to alleviate gpu sag; strategically placed cables coming from the bottom can sometimes provide just that little extra support needed so the sag is barely noticeable
Also like everyone else said, sticking anything under to support isn't a bad idea
I approve of your component choice, good balance of price/performance/stability parts
Thanks all, I just bought the stick thing vladdo has, since I was looking at some pci-e extensions anyway. (rant. Dunno why corsair would have pigtails on the pcie, it's not like 650w can handle a quad pcie gpu)
Amazing they actually make brackets for this sort of thing. Almost makes you think they make them bend to create a new industry of product to sell
Been using a Lian Li GB-001 bracket for 2+ years and can highly recommend it, for those who prefer a minimalist look.
Only fits fullsize ATX/E-ATX boards though, no SFF compatibility sadly.
Exactly what I always envisioned, but step back a bit more for subtlely
That's actually quite smart.
I use this as well, just be prepared to modify it a little with a dremel for larger cards. Still the best solution IMO, I'm not a fan of the large stands inside my case. The more creative lego props are pretty cool though.
Get a thick straw.
In the same vein, I've used a toothpick before (unused )
Snip off the ends, texta it black, and voila, very subtle (and not suitable for moving but can always use a nib of blutac)
I've used a tooth pick before as well back in the day when I ran 3 way sli gtx285 cards on a Asus R2E board in a Coolermaster Centurion case. I had 3 tooth picks stacked, 1 from the bottom of the case to the fan shroud of the 3rd card, then another tooth pick reinforced from a screw head on back of the 3rd card to support card 2, same thing again card 2 to card 1. Those were the days.
I've been using fishing line tied to specific points then run along the side of the card, pulled upwards into one of the vents then tied to one of the cable management anchors, you can't see the line at all. In other cases I've managed to not even use the fishing lines if I can access the two 'teeth' from back side of the case, if I tug it down and tighten the screws.
i got this for mine, its subtle design hides in my case nicely, have the stick on and for me it looks out of place
use a case with a horizontal motherboard mount, so your GPU is vertical no need to worry about sag.
Some cases have thing built in, but its not particually danagerous, as the long as the sag is gradual. but still best to have no sag, sag is no good for your cosmetics!