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How a machinist fixes GPU droop

tjd10684
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So I have been looking at my build and I noticed that my GPU did not look right. Like it was sagging sooo I figured I would get some measurements and make something to fix it. 

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Measuring the droop from the mounted end to the sagging side. It was drooping 0.164 in (4.16mm)

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Next I needed to get a round about measurement from the psu shroud to the GPU

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A quick fusion 360 design to double check some numbers and its off to the lathe.

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I was going to make it out of aluminum but since I found that I had some white delrin the right size I figured that would work perfect.

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Turning the Base of the column

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Turning the top of the column with the adjustment thread.

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after installing and adjusting I got the droop to 0.000in Also tested to make sure that there is no fan interference.

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Glad I found the the delrin since it blends pretty well with the rest of the black and white ascetic. Well now I think its done ... for today.

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Not RGB. 

 

0/10

 

Terrible.

 

Also.... why'd you take such accurate measurements if you were just going to make it adjustable anyway?

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Its on its way lol. Its been needing  some more light under the GPU anyhow. 

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I just broke a chop stick to the appropriate length and colored it black with a sharpie for my GPU, lol

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4 minutes ago, tjd10684 said:

Its on its way lol. Its been needing  some more light under the GPU anyhow. 

Ok what I posted was sarcasm. 

 

RGB bad. Go clean and light free. 

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14 minutes ago, tjd10684 said:

So I have been looking at my build and I noticed that my GPU did not look right. Like it was sagging sooo I figured I would get some measurements and make something to fix it. 

 

Measuring the droop from the mounted end to the sagging side. It was drooping 0.164 in (4.16mm)

 

Next I needed to get a round about measurement from the psu shroud to the GPU

 

A quick fusion 360 design to double check some numbers and its off to the lathe.

 

I was going to make it out of aluminum but since I found that I had some white delrin the right size I figured that would work perfect.

 

Turning the Base of the column

 

Turning the top of the column with the adjustment thread.

 

after installing and adjusting I got the droop to 0.000in Also tested to make sure that there is no fan interference.

 

Glad I found the the delrin since it blends pretty well with the rest of the black and white ascetic. Well now I think its done ... for today.

I bought a thing

Sincerely,

 

me

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i'm pretty sure cases with other layouts will become popular soon. i have the raven RV03, and as you can see here the gpu's are upright, and won't bend down at all... 

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Much better solution if you don't have the tools but since I have the tools I might as well use them. This also cost about $1.00 in material and it took longer to put together the post than to actually make the parts. 

 

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14 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Holy macaroni that's overpriced

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Like using 5k worth of equipment to fix a $1 problem. you know what they say anything worth doing is worth overdoing right?

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29 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

i'm pretty sure cases with other layouts will become popular soon. i have the raven RV03, and as you can see here the gpu's are upright, and won't bend down at all... 

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