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Hello,

Had a quick question. My Corsair 280x didn't come with any screws for the holes of my GPUs I/O bracket. Do I just let it loose or do I give it a little force and make the I/O of the GPU sit against those holes?? (The holes poke out a little)

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12 minutes ago, ItzUknown said:

Hello,

Had a quick question. My Corsair 280x didn't come with any screws for the holes of my GPUs I/O bracket. Do I just let it loose or do I give it a little force and make the I/O of the GPU sit against those holes?? (The holes poke out a little)

Is there not a bag of screws?

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20 minutes ago, ItzUknown said:

Hello,

Had a quick question. My Corsair 280x didn't come with any screws for the holes of my GPUs I/O bracket. Do I just let it loose or do I give it a little force and make the I/O of the GPU sit against those holes?? (The holes poke out a little)

your case is screwless. you need to aligh the gpu in place with the small holes that pull out. and then press a bit. then put the long frame that covers the holes on it and screw that one. otherwise...i am prety sure the case has....a manual!

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26 minutes ago, ItzUknown said:

My Corsair 280x didn't come with any screws for the holes of my GPUs I/O bracket.

is it brand new or 2nd hand?

it's not a great idea to leave them hanging

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10 minutes ago, ckinfos said:

your case is screwless. you need to aligh the gpu in place with the small holes that pull out. and then press a bit. then put the long frame that covers the holes on it and screw that one. otherwise...i am prety sure the case has....a manual!

Well it has a manual but I dont see a place where it says anything. 

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10 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

is it brand new or 2nd hand?

it's not a great idea to leave them hanging

Its new, or it was because I bought it like 6 months ago. I press a bit and the card doesn't hang but sits tightly. I'm not sure if it being tightly is good or not.

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26 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

Is there not a bag of screws?

Yes and I've tried all of them (the ones that make sense to try, like not the radiator screws)

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2 minutes ago, ItzUknown said:

Its new, or it was because I bought it like 6 months ago. I press a bit and the card doesn't hang but sits tightly. I'm not sure if it being tightly is good or not.

seems like you're not supposed to screw it in

it's being held in place by the swinging metal thingy

7:00 ish

 

edit: there are holes after the swinging metal thingy closes, but i dont think it's necessary to screw it in(?)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

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XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

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7 hours ago, Moonzy said:

seems like you're not supposed to screw it in

it's being held in place by the swinging metal thingy

7:00 ish

 

edit: there are holes after the swinging metal thingy closes, but i dont think it's necessary to screw it in(?)

Looks to me like you're supposed to screw down the swinging metal part to me as it clearly leaves gaps for that purpose.  Its usually the same screws as full-sized HDDs.

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2 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

Looks to me like you're supposed to screw down the swinging metal part to me as it clearly leaves gaps for that purpose.  Its usually the same screws as full-sized HDDs.

it looks like it's optional, but yea you can screw it in just in case

 

im not too sure about HDD screws,

i've had cases that use PSU threading screws and side panel screws, but never HDD screws

 

unless HDD screws are the same threading

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

Things I need help with: (nothing at the moment)

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none atm

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

Spoiler

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

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6 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

it looks like it's optional, but yea you can screw it in just in case

 

im not too sure about HDD screws,

i've had cases that use PSU threading screws and side panel screws, but never HDD screws

 

unless HDD screws are the same threading

Generally most things use two type of screws, the thick thread the and fine thread, also used by 3.5" HDD and 2.5" HDD/SSD respectively.

I don't think there is actually a firm standard of which part uses which on a case.  I've had motherboard stand-offs that use thick on one case, fine on another.  Thick seems most common for expansion slots though in my experience as presumably they allow higher torque.

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On 9/29/2020 at 3:47 PM, Moonzy said:

seems like you're not supposed to screw it in

it's being held in place by the swinging metal thingy

7:00 ish

 

edit: there are holes after the swinging metal thingy closes, but i dont think it's necessary to screw it in(?)

Yeah thats what I think aswell!!

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On 9/29/2020 at 11:35 PM, Alex Atkin UK said:

Generally most things use two type of screws, the thick thread the and fine thread, also used by 3.5" HDD and 2.5" HDD/SSD respectively.

I don't think there is actually a firm standard of which part uses which on a case.  I've had motherboard stand-offs that use thick on one case, fine on another.  Thick seems most common for expansion slots though in my experience as presumably they allow higher torque.

Oh ok thank you!

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