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3080 Case Installation Difficulty

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12 hours ago, Heywhatsup said:

Oh sorry I may have explained this wrong, I did actually screw in the card. My concern was that I had to put in more pressure than I've ever had to compared to previous builds to actually put the GPU into a position where I was able to actually screw it in. As I mentioned above, I had to live the GPU away from the motherboard and back towards the back of the case to be able to screw it in. Cables are plugged in already, GPU is installed and working.

Surprised I didn't see anyone touch on this.

 

The most common cause of this happening is a warped bracket, or even a not tooled correctly back panel.  I had absolutely no problems (besides the weight of the card) screwing a RTX 3090 into my Fractal Design 7 XL case.  Just needed a normal amount of nudging to get the thumbscrew screw holes lined up (It was no different than my r9 290X and my now dead Vega 64).  This was on a Maximus 12 extreme motherboard.

 

I remember I had some serious difficulties with one of the screwholes on an AMD HD 7970 card with a Lian-Li PC-777B case however.  Don't even remember if it was the card panel, case or motherboard position that caused it.

 

 

Hey there guys, I just received my MSI Trio 3080 and was having quite a bit of difficulty installing it into my case.

 

The issue is, after installing it into the PCI-E slot, the holes weren't lined up with the case so I had to put a lot more pressure than I expected in order to lift the GPU up(away from the motherboard) and pull back(towards the screw lineup) to line it up. Should I be worried? I have the anti sag helping now, the GPU isn't wobbly or anything, and I'm able to play games without issue. I was having some issues with low GPU usage with some games but I think that may just be the games itself and not the hardware.

 

Thanks.

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if you can support the card properly without screws on the I/O plate, sure. Can you still plug in cables to the ports of the card though?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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4 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

if you can support the card properly without screws on the I/O plate, sure. Can you still plug in cables to the ports of the card though?

Oh sorry I may have explained this wrong, I did actually screw in the card. My concern was that I had to put in more pressure than I've ever had to compared to previous builds to actually put the GPU into a position where I was able to actually screw it in. As I mentioned above, I had to live the GPU away from the motherboard and back towards the back of the case to be able to screw it in. Cables are plugged in already, GPU is installed and working.

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1 minute ago, Heywhatsup said:

Oh sorry I may have explained this wrong, I did actually screw in the card. My concern was that I had to put in more pressure than I've ever had to compared to previous builds to actually put the GPU into a position where I was able to actually screw it in. As I mentioned above, I had to live the GPU away from the motherboard and back towards the back of the case to be able to screw it in. Cables are plugged in already, GPU is installed and working.

yeah, if you feel unsafe about it you would unscrew the card right?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

yeah, if you feel unsafe about it you would unscrew the card right?

Ah I see what you're saying, yeah I can still plug in the cables at that point but definitely can't support the card. MSI TRIO 3080 is massive and a bit too heavy...I'm not exactly sure what's keeping it from being an easy install. It might just be too heavy so it's falling towards the motherboard. It's more than double the weight of my previous card so I'm not sure if this is normal or not

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3 minutes ago, Heywhatsup said:

Ah I see what you're saying, yeah I can still plug in the cables at that point but definitely can't support the card. MSI TRIO 3080 is massive and a bit too heavy...I'm not exactly sure what's keeping it from being an easy install. It might just be too heavy so it's falling towards the motherboard. It's more than double the weight of my previous card so I'm not sure if this is normal or not

I've experienced the same with much lighter cards (my Asus 1070 Dual is probably half the weight of your card), but other light cards that dont (gigabyte RX 470 G1), so I think it's safe. But of course when it's okay for hardware regardless, it's a matter of whether you feel comfortable with it

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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6 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I've experienced the same with much lighter cards (my Asus 1070 Dual is probably half the weight of your card), but other light cards that dont (gigabyte RX 470 G1), so I think it's safe. But of course when it's okay for hardware regardless, it's a matter of whether you feel comfortable with it

I understand. Thanks for the help mate.

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12 hours ago, Heywhatsup said:

Oh sorry I may have explained this wrong, I did actually screw in the card. My concern was that I had to put in more pressure than I've ever had to compared to previous builds to actually put the GPU into a position where I was able to actually screw it in. As I mentioned above, I had to live the GPU away from the motherboard and back towards the back of the case to be able to screw it in. Cables are plugged in already, GPU is installed and working.

Surprised I didn't see anyone touch on this.

 

The most common cause of this happening is a warped bracket, or even a not tooled correctly back panel.  I had absolutely no problems (besides the weight of the card) screwing a RTX 3090 into my Fractal Design 7 XL case.  Just needed a normal amount of nudging to get the thumbscrew screw holes lined up (It was no different than my r9 290X and my now dead Vega 64).  This was on a Maximus 12 extreme motherboard.

 

I remember I had some serious difficulties with one of the screwholes on an AMD HD 7970 card with a Lian-Li PC-777B case however.  Don't even remember if it was the card panel, case or motherboard position that caused it.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Falkentyne said:

Surprised I didn't see anyone touch on this.

 

The most common cause of this happening is a warped bracket, or even a not tooled correctly back panel.  I had absolutely no problems (besides the weight of the card) screwing it in into my Fractal Design 7 XL case.  Just needed a normal amount of nudging to get the thumbscrew screw holes lined up (It was no different than my r9 290X and my now dead Vega 64).  This was on a Maximus 12 extreme motherboard.

 

I remember I had some serious difficulties with one of the screwholes on an AMD HD 7970 card with a Lian-Li PC-777B case however.  Don't even remember if it was the card panel, case or motherboard position that caused it.

 

 

Yeah its something with my case. I got a new case today, the p500a, because the Trio was a snug fit in my H440 and I barely had to move the GPU to line it up properly. Installed it with ease and no issues at all :) Thanks.

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