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    Dude said: View Post
    Looking good @rvcjew

    I see your sound card is mounted vertical. I was going to try that a while back but never followed through.

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    Would you mind sharing what Riser Card/Cable you used? If it's a cable how is it mounted? Is it resting on the PSU, and or how is the card secured to the case if so. I tried zooming in on the pic but cant make it out even with my reading glasses.
    LOL, that is literally the part I bought to do it and its was a tight fit. The riser is under the second gpu and if zotac hadn't done a stylish cut out down there on there exo cage thing it would have not let the card sit in the slot. For the side it's ugly as I just used tin snips as I had a running system in there so was not going to use a dremel. It just rests in there and the back of the card is covered in electrical tape, I finally got a rca to 3.5 the other day so I can take the cables all out of the back without having to open the side to remove it's rca's.

    EDIT: It rests on the psu and just hangs off of its rca's, the cable is not long enough to let it slide down further and if it rests on the gpus its fine as it has the tap so no shorts, if you need more in depth pics let me know and I can get them. It's not clean looking but functional. If you tilt the case forward it will slide with it till the rca's hang it up I'v not had any issues yet though.
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  2. Dude's Avatar
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       #1652

    rvcjew said: View Post
    LOL, that is literally the part I bought to do it and its was a tight fit. The riser is under the second gpu and if zotac hadn't done a stylish cut out down there on there exo cage thing it would have not let the card sit in the slot. For the side it's ugly as I just used tin snips as I had a running system in there so was not going to use a dremel. It just rests in there and the back of the card is covered in electrical tape, I finally got a rca to 3.5 the other day so I can take the cables all out of the back without having to open the side to remove it's rca's.
    Thanks, I was thinking that's how it was in there. Just haven't gave it a try yet. Think I will though
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       #1653

    rvcjew said: View Post
    LOL, that is literally the part I bought to do it and its was a tight fit. The riser is under the second gpu and if zotac hadn't done a stylish cut out down there on there exo cage thing it would have not let the card sit in the slot. For the side it's ugly as I just used tin snips as I had a running system in there so was not going to use a dremel. It just rests in there and the back of the card is covered in electrical tape, I finally got a rca to 3.5 the other day so I can take the cables all out of the back without having to open the side to remove it's rca's.

    EDIT: It rests on the psu and just hangs off of its rca's, the cable is not long enough to let it slide down further and if it rests on the gpus its fine as it has the tap so no shorts, if you need more in depth pics let me know and I can get them. It's not clean looking but functional. If you tilt the case forward it will slide with it till the rca's hang it up I'v not had any issues yet though.
    Does the electrical tap help with possible feedback from the GPU when gaming? I only use the soundcard for music, when I game if I use it my buddies hear buzzing in skype.
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       #1654

    If the cable isn't long enough you can buy an extension cable.

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       #1655

    essenbe said: View Post
    Thanks Steve. I only have one GPU, and my case has grommets for water cooling. I think I can route the cables there and use a MacGyver zip tie to secure the card

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  6.    #1656

    Dude said: View Post
    Does the electrical tap help with possible feedback from the GPU when gaming? I only use the soundcard for music, when I game if I use it my buddies hear buzzing in skype.
    When I had it without that EFI shield that mine comes with it was a little static but have not an issue in games just with general efi and sticking the shield back on and using the extension for my Op-amp fixed that (2x for headphone out and 1x for RCA which I only use RCA nowadays as I have other dacs for the cans). That will be per card though on the shielding design. Where is your card now that it does this with the GPU activity?isolating it away might be a good Idea for sure. Part is certainly cheap enough to test it out.
    essenbe said: View Post
    It comes with two cables and the longer one I used and it fits under the massive gpu then around its fan then over the psu and you can still pick the card up about 5 inches off the psu if you want so it is plenty long from just that one kit for sure.

    EDIT: saw you have a soar and it has its own EFI shield so it should be be okay I would think. Can't tell from your pic but is the card not in the last x1 on your tuff? If it fits I would stick it in the first x1 actually.
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       #1657

    rvcjew said: View Post
    When I had it without that EFI shield that mine comes with it was a little static but have not an issue in games just with general efi and sticking the shield back on and using the extension for my Op-amp fixed that (2x for headphone out and 1x for RCA which I only use RCA nowadays as I have other dacs for the cans). That will be per card though on the shielding design. Where is your card now that it does this with the GPU activity?isolating it away might be a good Idea for sure. Part is certainly cheap enough to test it out.


    It comes with two cables and the longer one I used and it fits under the massive gpu then around its fan then over the psu and you can still pick the card up about 5 inches off the psu if you want so it is plenty long from just that one kit for sure.

    EDIT: saw you have a soar and it has its own EFI shield so it should be be okay I would think. Can't tell from your pic but is the card not in the last x1 on your tuff? If it fits I would stick it in the first x1 actually.
    Yep, at the bottom. Do you mean on top of the GPU?
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  8.    #1658

    Dude said: View Post
    Yep, at the bottom. Do you mean on top of the GPU?
    Yeah right before it if your heatsink for the cpu will allow. It should fit if a little right, its okay if it rest against the gpu, it will have the shield act against its efi better for sure. Also your efi might be from the psu as well during load. Either way would test it up top before getting a riser.
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       #1659

    Okay, I will give it a try, thanks, Didn't put it on top I guess to not cover the Tuf emblem, but if it helps with the interference it will be better. It will have plenty of clearance up top since Im not using an air cooler, I was guessing it was from the GPU, didn't think that it could be the PSU

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       #1660

    Dude said: View Post
    Okay, I will give it a try, thanks, Didn't put it on top I guess to not cover the Tuf emblem, but if it helps with the interference it will be better. It will have plenty of clearance up top since Im not using an air cooler, I was guessing it was from the GPU, didn't think that it could be the PSU

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    Hi Dude,

    The vertical mounting of GPU normally comes as a feature of the case.
    It has a PCIe riser holder pre-installed on top of the GPU.

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    It also has vertical slots at the back for the video ports from the GPU.

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    If you can find a way to secure your GPU vertically and provide easy access to the video ports, DIYing this feature will be a fun project. :)
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