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GTX 580 wont sit flush in my Antec P182 - totally losing my mind

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September 22, 2011 4:11:51 PM

So I will long story short this. The parts -

Antec P182 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67-GD55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Galaxy GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

When I go to put the card in the slot, the area where the PCI slot screws screw in, sits above the case about half a centimeter. If I tighten the screws down, it pushes the far side of the graphics card out toward the case.

If I take the motherboard out of the case, the card fits just fine, it does not hit any parts on the motherboard.

If I put the card into the case without the motherboard, it fits just fine through the PCI slot holes through to the back, and sits flush with the screws.

When I put the motherboard in the case, with the GPU, it does this.

My friend has the 'exact' same case and motherboard. I tried it on his setup, and of course, it fits just fine. The 'exact' same mobo and case.

I'm going crazy trying to figure out why. Is this something I should even worry about? I don't like the idea of the stress its putting on the card when tightened down. The PC works/looks great otherwise...

Thanks! :hello: 
a b ) Power supply
a c 84 V Motherboard
September 22, 2011 8:13:18 PM

Had this on a 460, GTX backplate must be catching something on your case.

Put in as far it will go and gently push on the bottom of the backplate and see if it slides home.

If it does it once, chances are it will adjust the backplates shape to fit forever.
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