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Old 09-06-2019, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jrwininger View Post
What's the length on your GPU? After all this, I'm not sure the FTW3 will may be too long for a vertical mount.
According to Gigabyte it's 290mm long. The FTW3 is 302mm, so it's a half an inch longer which isn't much, so they're fairly comparable on that. If you can trust Amazon at all, the weight of the Aorus is 3.1lbs while the FTW3 is 5lbs.

Like Zotty said, when they're mounted vertically you have a hell of a lot more support than you'd think just due to how the slots work and cantilever the cards weight into the whole case frame. The cards are also far stiffer length-wise than when they're laying down in traditional horizontal orientation. While the PCI slot is a helper, the sheer length and width of a video card in horizontal position is gonna make it sag (obviously) - but that's physically much harder to do when they're bracketed vertically.

Could the entire 1000d deform over time with the weight? I suppose it's possible, but I doubt it. That thing is sturdy.

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