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Title: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: Marmar on September 12, 2020, 09:08:22 PM
So....I can't fit a dual slot video card into my case because of the layout....the unused portion of the dual slot bracket is the problem.

I just spent BIG coin on this card to do AI operations on video transfers.....should I be ballsy and remove the I/O bracket, and then cut it so it will fit?

-OR-

upgrade EVERYTHING to make use of this card......

I have a feeling that just changing the case won't make a difference, and that would entail a whole new set of issues because the cpu fan is built into the case.....so do I get ballsy and hack up a $1400 video card?
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: khalpin on September 12, 2020, 11:03:30 PM
So....I can't fit a dual slot video card into my case because of the layout....the unused portion of the dual slot bracket is the problem.

I just spent BIG coin on this card to do AI operations on video transfers.....should I be ballsy and remove the I/O bracket, and then cut it so it will fit?

-OR-

upgrade EVERYTHING to make use of this card......

I have a feeling that just changing the case won't make a difference, and that would entail a whole new set of issues because the cpu fan is built into the case.....so do I get ballsy and hack up a $1400 video card?

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about but just wanted to give you a big "Thank you for everything you've been doing!"
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: Marmar on September 12, 2020, 11:08:16 PM
So....I can't fit a dual slot video card into my case because of the layout....the unused portion of the dual slot bracket is the problem.

I just spent BIG coin on this card to do AI operations on video transfers.....should I be ballsy and remove the I/O bracket, and then cut it so it will fit?

-OR-

upgrade EVERYTHING to make use of this card......

I have a feeling that just changing the case won't make a difference, and that would entail a whole new set of issues because the cpu fan is built into the case.....so do I get ballsy and hack up a $1400 video card?

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about but just wanted to give you a big "Thank you for everything you've been doing!"

You are quite welcome!

This is the crazy shit I go thru to bring the goods....wondering if I should hack up a $1400 card, or buy a new computer....lol

The card is like the one pictured.....it won't fit....do I remove that bracket and hack it in half?
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: kellerb on September 13, 2020, 07:56:30 AM
Before you bust out the hacksaw, take the bracket off and make sure the card fits right without it.

Depending on how the case is set up, altering the bracket might cause some card 'droop' so you might need something to prop it up and keep tension off the connection.
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: Marmar on September 13, 2020, 09:20:12 AM
Before you bust out the hacksaw, take the bracket off and make sure the card fits right without it.

Depending on how the case is set up, altering the bracket might cause some card 'droop' so you might need something to prop it up and keep tension off the connection.

I don't think droop will be an issue....since the card is secured into the case with a screw....its just that damn double width shit....i have the luxury that my card only has one row of connections....the 2nd slot space is just holes for cooling....
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: rowjimmy on September 14, 2020, 09:17:11 AM
is the card actually double width or is it just ports? Can you show us the other angles?
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: ph92 on September 14, 2020, 04:06:55 PM
Before you bust out the hacksaw, take the bracket off and make sure the card fits right without it.

Depending on how the case is set up, altering the bracket might cause some card 'droop' so you might need something to prop it up and keep tension off the connection.

I don't think droop will be an issue....since the card is secured into the case with a screw....its just that damn double width shit....i have the luxury that my card only has one row of connections....the 2nd slot space is just holes for cooling....
Eh, I wouldn't chop it, that extra slot is used for more airflow. You NEED the airflow, these new GPUs are so fucking powerful they need cooling unless you want it to deball the chips and buy a new one earlier than expected. An alternate route would be increasing your case's airflow to compensate. If you have a case with multiple fans on the front this may help the air flow from front to back. But the expansion slot area of the case is usually a dead air spot, meaning the air does not move much. Look into Noctua brand fans, SUPER solid fans, super quiet and powerful.
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: Marmar on September 14, 2020, 10:51:09 PM
Job done....card working like a champ....took the bracket off, chopped the bracket to a single slot....fit like a glove, and its working AWESOME.

In short....don't be afraid of this modification....I was till I saw a youtube vid of a guy chopping a Titian RTX in half....and he removed a DVDI port as well.....I didn't have to remove a port, so it was easy peasy.
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: tet on September 16, 2020, 08:35:50 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: emay on September 16, 2020, 10:48:51 AM
youtube university ftw!
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: anthrax on September 16, 2020, 05:11:28 PM
Anyone else aroused by all this talk of putting 2 things in one slot and chopping things in half?
Title: Re: Dual slot card to single slot?
Post by: Marmar on September 16, 2020, 08:28:01 PM
Anyone else aroused by all this talk of putting 2 things in one slot and chopping things in half?

Splitting things in half.....maybe.....lol