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GPU sag acceptable?

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The sag is minimal, I'd even go as far and say there's no real sag at all as the photo was taken at an angle. And even if we ignore that (which we shouldn't) its still very very minimal and nothing to worry about. 

 

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I finally got my TUF 3080 yesterday and everything works great, but I'm a little concerned about it sagging on the right side. The pictures are below, to give you an idea what it looks like. Is this amount of sag acceptable or is it too much? Should I do something about it or leave it alone?20201030_193119.thumb.jpg.d7fa903c655f059164e1e1c512b576ca.jpg

 

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That looks normal for a graphics card of that size.

If the screws on the slot bracket aren't in, put those in.

Something else you could do is get a wood block or something else and prop it up in your case.

You could even paint it black and make it RGB.

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They don't provide one of those "Anti-sag support" arms that mount to the PCIe slot screws?? If not, I would try and lay the computer on its side, retighten the screws holding the graphics card in while gently pushing the graphics card up towards the CPU cooler. After righting the computer back up, this can help minimize the look of GPU sag. There are always creative options to prop the GPU up whether it be LEGOs, one of those GPU anti-sag bars that sit vertically in the case with a support arm that swings out, or just a block.

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1 minute ago, CommanderAlex said:

They don't provide one of those "Anti-sag support" arms that mount to the PCIe slot screws?? If not, I would try and lay the computer on its side, retighten the screws holding the graphics card in while gently pushing the graphics card up towards the CPU cooler. After righting the computer back up, this can help minimize the look of GPU sag. There are always creative options to prop the GPU up whether it be LEGOs, one of those GPU anti-sag bars that sit vertically in the case with a support arm that swings out, or just a block.

 

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1 hour ago, CommanderAlex said:

They don't provide one of those "Anti-sag support" arms that mount to the PCIe slot screws?? If not, I would try and lay the computer on its side, retighten the screws holding the graphics card in while gently pushing the graphics card up towards the CPU cooler. After righting the computer back up, this can help minimize the look of GPU sag. There are always creative options to prop the GPU up whether it be LEGOs, one of those GPU anti-sag bars that sit vertically in the case with a support arm that swings out, or just a block.

I tried doing that with a screw but it looks pretty similar again. I could try adding something to keep it in place, but would I be fine if I left it like this? If it's not going to affect performance or damage anything, I'm fine with it :D

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30 minutes ago, Apollo190 said:

I tried doing that with a screw but it looks pretty similar again. I could try adding something to keep it in place, but would I be fine if I left it like this? If it's not going to affect performance or damage anything, I'm fine with it :D

Personally, I would take the card back out and look at the PCB's edge long ways to see how straight it is. Just to be clear before you read further, no matter the degree of the bend in the PCB, it will not affect performance or damage anything. Now as I get back to what I was saying, if the PCB's edge has a severe bend in it, I don't think its acceptable from the manufacturer and would send it back. If its a slight bend, then I would just live with it since heavier graphics cards come with that bracket that's meant to be used. The GPU anti-sag/support bracket is the one seen below the graphics card. 

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The sag is minimal, I'd even go as far and say there's no real sag at all as the photo was taken at an angle. And even if we ignore that (which we shouldn't) its still very very minimal and nothing to worry about. 

 

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This is sag. 

 

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20 hours ago, Mark Kaine said:

The sag is minimal, I'd even go as far and say there's no real sag at all as the photo was taken at an angle. And even if we ignore that (which we shouldn't) its still very very minimal and nothing to worry about. 

 

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Thank you, guess I'll leave it alone in that case :D

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