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GPU Sag Causing Fan Noise

So I recently switch the orientation of my GPU from vertical to horizontal.  The sag on my card is definitely noticeable, but now so is something else -- fan noise.  It appears that the sag translates to shroud deformation which makes the fan on the GPU noisy.  The fan is striking something, but I can't tell what.  The noise stops when I support the GPU with my hand and level it off.  My concern comes from not only the noise, but the fact it isn't a huge card.  It's an EVGA 1070 ti and while it does sag it isn't the type of cooler than seems like it would contort the shroud enough to cause the fan to strike any part of the shroud.  Also, this isn't the first time I've run the card in the traditional horizontal orientation, however, it's the first time I've encounter the noise in this orientation.  

 

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Sounds like the kind of thing a deforming pcb could lead to, would probably be clearly visible to have those kind of problems though. I've heard of a few cases like that, but can't remember a recent one

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It's probably grazing a heatsink fin just under the fan. It shouldn't damage anything, and it'll probably self clearance after a couple days of use. You can prop the fan up with a stick of some sort if you want though. There are even some elegant solutions that you can buy (a quick "gpu brace" search on your favorite seller's website should net you something).

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My PCIE Power cables...

PSU to back area...... Feeding out the cables from the higher grommet holes in the case not the lower ones.

 

Connected from OVER the GPU PCB, the cable is then Snugged back so it restricts GPU sag, keeping it in place.

Remove the back side panel and make it taught..

 

PCIE cables fed from underneath makes it much worse on the sag.

 

 

ReRoute your PCIE Power cables from backpanel to above the GPU to plug them in, not from under.

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Unfortunately, my case doesn't really allow for the fixes described.  It's a Thermaltake Core P3.  

 

I might try something like a bracket that installs underneath it.  

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