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Can I drill a hole into Asus ROG STRIX Riser Cable (base)? Screw alignment is different to my Corsair 7000x case.

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Never mind guys, I’ve found an alternate solution, 

My last option was is use my coolermaster universal vertical gpu mount V2, had this spare and was about to sell it off, for this i had to drill a hole into the removable vertical pcie slot bracket of the case (corsair 7000x), the hole was drilled for the big nut screw to keep the whole thing steady and strong.
The only issue with this is i cannot use 2 of my gpu (2080ti aorus Xtreme) hdmi/display port sockets, because a few upper case metal bracket pieces were in the way and it’s not removable, unless I cut it! But I dont want to do that. So no worries i will use the alternative ports on the gpu. 

So then the problems solved (kinda). Was hoping I could use the inbuilt vertical slot, but then companies making their own type of riser extenders with different screw alignment which is a pain in the a$$! Why can’t they all agree and make one standard type?, that’s just annoying!

 

Anyway, I’m sending the riser back to amazon, unharmed!

And no I couldn’t move the riser base to the left because the gpu socket wouldn’t align into the case socket for proper seating. And I couldn’t drill a hole into the case of right side even if I wanted to because the case had this triangular design on the shroud (look in the imgur album pictures link in the main post) so I couldn’t make that possible, overall drilling holes into the base of the case is out of the option list. 

Thanks for all the help anyway and cheers! 🙂

Hello, is it possible to drill a hole into the cable base? I just got the asus rog STRIX riser cable and the screw hole alignment is different to my case. I have the Corsair 7000x, I tried the corsair riser cable but that was just too long (300mm) while the asus is perfect in size (240mm).

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Nope... don't do that. 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

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Is that actually a PCB, or is it just a metal plate to hold that end of the riser in place? 

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1 minute ago, Mel0nMan said:

Nope... don't do that. 

A small hole enough for a screw is not advised? I saw a post of someone that did this in the “amazon product - questions and answers section”, thought I’d confirm with more people if it’s possible.

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Do you work for NZXT? Is this how it happened?

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5 minutes ago, Middcore said:

Is that actually a PCB, or is it just a metal plate to hold that end of the riser in place? 

PCB seems more to the left in the pic I’ve attached. 

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i wouldnt risk it myself, just tape it in place. arnt these risers worth more than a 100 bucks?

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It's a PCB, and you can't know if there are conductors where you want to drill. 

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5 minutes ago, adarw said:

i wouldnt risk it myself, just tape it in place. arnt these risers worth more than a 100 bucks?

Basic electrical tape would do?

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3 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

It's a PCB, and you can't know if there are conductors where you want to drill. 

 

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12 minutes ago, RAF1988 said:

PCB seems more to the left in the pic I’ve attached. 

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The PCB doesn't end there, it's all the same piece of material. It's maybe just a ground plane there, but if it isn't there's a very high chance something is going to go very badly wrong. Maybe the riser bursts into flames, maybe you fry your graphics card, maybe you fry the riser, it's just not worth the risk drilling it.

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Look at the NZXT PCI riser cable...  Doesn't look like there's much going on over there either. Yet those kept catching fire. All you had to do was screw it in too many times or too hard, and the screw could short it out, as there was a live circuit to close to the ground there. 

 

Seems like moving the post would be the safest option here.

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If you really want to hard mount it, drill a new hole on the case for the riser standoff instead. No possibility of accidentally drilling anything you shouldn't. Just make sure to either take out the PSU or put a cloth over it so metal shavings don't get in.

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5 minutes ago, RAF1988 said:

Basic electrical tape would do?

yep, black electrical tape.

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Can you shift it to the right a little and just use a nut and bolt?

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Here's a good idea, remove the post so it doesn't gouge the pcb, get a piece of dense foam to fill the gap between riser and case, and zip-tie through the screw hole to the case.

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Never mind guys, I’ve found an alternate solution, 

My last option was is use my coolermaster universal vertical gpu mount V2, had this spare and was about to sell it off, for this i had to drill a hole into the removable vertical pcie slot bracket of the case (corsair 7000x), the hole was drilled for the big nut screw to keep the whole thing steady and strong.
The only issue with this is i cannot use 2 of my gpu (2080ti aorus Xtreme) hdmi/display port sockets, because a few upper case metal bracket pieces were in the way and it’s not removable, unless I cut it! But I dont want to do that. So no worries i will use the alternative ports on the gpu. 

So then the problems solved (kinda). Was hoping I could use the inbuilt vertical slot, but then companies making their own type of riser extenders with different screw alignment which is a pain in the a$$! Why can’t they all agree and make one standard type?, that’s just annoying!

 

Anyway, I’m sending the riser back to amazon, unharmed!

And no I couldn’t move the riser base to the left because the gpu socket wouldn’t align into the case socket for proper seating. And I couldn’t drill a hole into the case of right side even if I wanted to because the case had this triangular design on the shroud (look in the imgur album pictures link in the main post) so I couldn’t make that possible, overall drilling holes into the base of the case is out of the option list. 

Thanks for all the help anyway and cheers! 🙂

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