Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Is it okay to cover up the unused output ports with tape?

Go to solution Solved by Moonzy,

sure, just dont forget to take off the tape before u try to insert anything to prevent pushing the tape in and causing issues

 

though tbh, you probably dont have to do that

Is it okay to cover up the unused output ports of the gpu with masking tape?

My gpu didn't come with any port protectors so I used some tape to avoid dust and possibly moisture to get in and rust the ports.

IMG_20210509_155130.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

sure, just dont forget to take off the tape before u try to insert anything to prevent pushing the tape in and causing issues

 

though tbh, you probably dont have to do that

My PCs: Desky | Beddie | Miney | Benchie

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

Spoiler

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.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

sure, just dont forget to take off the tape before u try to insert anything to prevent pushing the tape in and causing issues

 

though tbh, you probably dont have to do that

Actually its quite dusty in my area so thought of giving the ports atleast some protection.

Don't think it will be much effective against moisture but still will keep on for dust protection.

Thanks for the prompt response

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can use tape like you have, to cover the ports.

If you want some cleaner, you can always get some cover ports: https://www.amazon.com/HFEIX-Silicone-Computer-Interface-Protecor/dp/B09155F7L9/

The disadvantage to using tape, is that the bit of warmth from the graphics card can soften the adhesive

"We're all in this together, might as well be friends" Tom, Toonami.

 mini_cardboard: a 4% keyboard build log and how keyboards workhttps://linustechtips.com/topic/1328547-mini_cardboard-a-4-keyboard-build-log-and-how-keyboards-work/

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, minibois said:

You can use tape like you have, to cover the ports.

If you want some cleaner, you can always get some cover ports: https://www.amazon.com/HFEIX-Silicone-Computer-Interface-Protecor/dp/B09155F7L9/

The disadvantage to using tape, is that the bit of warmth from the graphics card can soften the adhesive

True. But the port covers are too overpriced. And importing them from China looks like a hassle.

Anyways I added some silica packs near the front intakes to atleast help absorb some moisture.

IMG_20210509_221351.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah it might b difficult to get that off cleanly after a while (personally wouldnt do it, rather just blow off the dust once / month or so)

ARTPOP

Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

yeah it might b difficult to get that off cleanly after a while (personally wouldnt do it, rather just blow off the dust once / month or so)

Okay dust can be cleaned off, but what about humidity? Will the tape protect against that?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tape is fine, but using masking tape will leave a nasty residue if you leave it on longer than a few days. I'd use gaffers tape if you're going to do that, and get some lint on the sticky side with your clothes before sticking on, that will help alot with residue control. 

 

Not sure the silica packs will do anything meaningful for you, considering how much air is constantly moving in and out of the case, I'd be surprised if the silica pack made any measurable, let alone meaningful difference. 

Work Rigs - 2012 15" MBP | 2015 15" MBP | 2019 15" MBP | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X  |  ASUS X570-P Prime  |  32GB G.SKILL 3200 CL16 4x8GB |  ASUS GTX 1660 Super  |  WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe  |  WD Blue 500GB SATA  |  Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SATA  |  Corsair TX650  |  Corsair 4000D  |  Dell S2721DGF  |
 

Fun Rig - AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  |  MSI B550 Tomahawk  |  32GB G.SKILL 3600 CL16 4x8GB |  PowerColor Red Devil 5700XT  | Creative Sound Blaster Z  |  WD Black SN850 500GB NVMe  |  WD Black SN750 2TB NVMe  |  WD Blue 1TB SATA SSD  |  Corsair RM850x  |  Corsair 4000D  |  LG 27GL650F-B  |

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Okay. I have removed all tapes. As you guys said it gets quite hot and tape's glue will melt and create another mess for me to clean.

 

I am keeping the ports as it was from factory and since I use my PC nearly everyday or once or twice every 2days I am safe from moisture too I guess.

Edited by dani.petro
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×