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Old 08-02-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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Vertical GPU orientation - the sky's the limit??

So was browsing around MNPCtech's site as you do, looking for inspiration (and all the things my wallet says no to) and noticed he's made some new GPU mounting brackets that mount to a 120mm fan mounting (used on the Star Wars build recently). Got me thinking about how changing orientation of your expensive gpu is such a easy mod to show it off to full effect, and also a few ideas for next build (crossfired watercooled Polaris hanging from the top radiator mounts anyone?).

To me it's nice to have the option to put the gpu somewhere other than the pcie area and opens up some fun tubing routes. Not everyone's got access to a metalshop to repurpose pcie mounts (or wants to cut their $$ case up).

This giving anyone else tingles of inspiration? Front-mounted GPU for a VR-box maybe?


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So was browsing around MNPCtech's site as you do, looking for inspiration (and all the things my wallet says no to) and noticed he's made some new GPU mounting brackets that mount to a 120mm fan mounting (used on the Star Wars build recently). Got me thinking about how changing orientation of your expensive gpu is such a easy mod to show it off to full effect, and also a few ideas for next build (crossfired watercooled Polaris hanging from the top radiator mounts anyone?).

To me it's nice to have the option to put the gpu somewhere other than the pcie area and opens up some fun tubing routes. Not everyone's got access to a metalshop to repurpose pcie mounts (or wants to cut their $$ case up).

This giving anyone else tingles of inspiration? Front-mounted GPU for a VR-box maybe?


VERTICAL GPU MOUNT
I've been interested in the open frame type cases recently.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ase&Submit=ENE

They also have the benefit of having vertically mounted GPUs. However, that tradeoff is in a horizontally mounted CPU/HSF.



However, it interests me simply due to ease of cable management and ease of getting to all the parts. Yeah, it has a very industrial, non-artistic look, but I think the ease of access and open airflow trump busted knuckles.
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There are the PCI-E Ribbon cables too, Jayz did a video on them and found that they make largely no difference in terms of performance.
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There are the PCI-E Ribbon cables too, Jayz did a video on them and found that they make largely no difference in terms of performance.
They are fairly pricey though if you need more than one would get expensive 55-60$/each if I remember correct.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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Under $20 if you don't care about brand. $30 if you do.

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16812198037

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16812183053


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Old 08-02-2017, 10:04 PM   #6
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Under $20 if you don't care about brand. $30 if you do.

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16812198037

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16812183053


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Neat, alot less expensive than it was in the past (fyi the 30$ one is 8" vs 4" for the 20$ one thats part of the reason for the price disparity likely)
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