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Vertical GPU mount (but the other way)

I’ve seen people ask before on various forums over the years but never seen any answers.

 

Has anyone ever successfully vertically mounted their GPU but the other way with the backplate showing and fans facing the motherboard instead? (HDMI ports still facing the rear of the case with PCIe connector at the top instead of bottom like the attached pic).
 

I’m guessing there is no ‘off the shelf’ kit for this. Just curious if anyone has tried modifying a standard vertical GPU mount to get the GPU oriented this way and what kit you used to modify 🙂✌️

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problems I see.

A how the frick are the power cables supposed to go.

B the mounting upside down will be raised by A power cables, B what ever cooler design.

So you would need to mod the case to even get it in there, not to mention the GPU is gonna face temps like the sun from the CPU cooler.

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You might be the first person crazy enough to want to do this but I see no reason it can't be done the graphics card will work in any orientation. It has been mentioned above that cooling need to be considered and not just the GPU and CPU throwing heat at each other but the combined heat of them both affecting the cooling of the passively cooled parts on the motherboard.

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I would personally only do this in a custom loop application but it wouldn't really be that hard depending on the case. Not sure what card I can think of where the backplate is pretty enough that I want to show it over the face but to each their own. As for what kit I would use, off the top of my head the LianLi kit could definitely work for this

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Thanks for the replies, I have the card pictured which has partial pass through on the end fan but majority of the heat comes out of the side vents of the card and directly onto the motherboard which gets very toasty around the second M.2 and chipset cooler. I kinda like the backplate with RGB logo as it matches my build.

 

I was just going over it in my head and it made sense to have it orientated this way as side vents become top and bottom vents but the passthrough fan would exhaust towards the glass side panel instead of towards the motherboard like vertically mounting it normally would, plus it would have cleaner cooler air running down the centre of the case in between the GPU and motherboard. 
 

yeah it would have to be raised 20mm for cables or cut a hole in the basement roof panel. Although the biggest snag in my head has been the PCIe riser cable as I would need a 270 degree (-90 degree) cable instead of a normal 90 degree or straight for neatness.

 

While I would love a full custom water loop I’m not sure I trust myself enough to do it lol

 

It was just an idea that popped into my head while I was bored more than anything

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5 hours ago, Rameares said:

You might be the first person crazy enough to want to do this but I see no reason it can't be done the graphics card will work in any orientation. It has been mentioned above that cooling need to be considered and not just the GPU and CPU throwing heat at each other but the combined heat of them both affecting the cooling of the passively cooled parts on the motherboard.

gpus intake form the fan and out the side makes not different if its up side down...

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2 hours ago, Ry_707 said:

Thanks for the replies, I have the card pictured which has partial pass through on the end fan but majority of the heat comes out of the side vents of the card and directly onto the motherboard which gets very toasty around the second M.2 and chipset cooler. I kinda like the backplate with RGB logo as it matches my build.

 

I was just going over it in my head and it made sense to have it orientated this way as side vents become top and bottom vents but the passthrough fan would exhaust towards the glass side panel instead of towards the motherboard like vertically mounting it normally would, plus it would have cleaner cooler air running down the centre of the case in between the GPU and motherboard. 
 

yeah it would have to be raised 20mm for cables or cut a hole in the basement roof panel. Although the biggest snag in my head has been the PCIe riser cable as I would need a 270 degree (-90 degree) cable instead of a normal 90 degree or straight for neatness.

 

While I would love a full custom water loop I’m not sure I trust myself enough to do it lol

 

It was just an idea that popped into my head while I was bored more than anything

its been tested and its not better for temps wise as the air has to do a 90 degree in to the gpu. yes the air wont be push up agents the mb but temps are still woes. unless you have problems with the m.2 or an north bridge fan/ heat problem its probably fine. you might be able to move the gpu to a different slot. 

 

 

i cant see why this mount cant be flipped as it a 2 peace

 

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This idea will net you several headaches, least of which is routing power and output. Trying to find the correct riser cable for this application... better learn soldering. 

The closest you will ever get is the ITX designs where GPU sits in weird places. 

And if you are after lower temps... your best option is to mount the GPU to the front intake... fans sucking in as cold air as possible. Similar what you would do if you were water cooling it. 

 

Other than that, i dont see much gain in doing what you are planning 

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On 9/19/2021 at 10:33 PM, PriitM said:

This idea will net you several headaches, least of which is routing power and output. Trying to find the correct riser cable for this application

The correct riser cable can be found on AliExpress. They do have the GPU slot 180 degrees on the other, but still lots of problems problems to address. It wouldn't be ideal to use a tempered glass side panel since the fans blow air out the through the front part of the backplate, but then again if the temperatures were tolerable I'm sure it would be okay considering it can't be worst than most cases with tempered glass right next to the fans.

 

If you were able to get a case that has a removable plate next to the PCIe brackets you 3D print your own design. I was going to try something for the Matrexx 70 case I have, but the fans would be on the outside.

 

 

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On 9/18/2021 at 7:48 PM, Ry_707 said:

I’ve seen people ask before on various forums over the years but never seen any answers.

 

Has anyone ever successfully vertically mounted their GPU but the other way with the backplate showing and fans facing the motherboard instead? (HDMI ports still facing the rear of the case with PCIe connector at the top instead of bottom like the attached pic).
 

I’m guessing there is no ‘off the shelf’ kit for this. Just curious if anyone has tried modifying a standard vertical GPU mount to get the GPU oriented this way and what kit you used to modify 🙂✌️

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i was planing to mount my gpu vertical too but moved it in front of the pci slots but i was planing to wc it.

 

 

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