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GTX680 won't fit into bracket

I recently bought a ZOTAC GTX680 and am building a new PC.
I put everything together and tried to install the 680.
When I push it down. It clicks and fits. But I CANNOT screw it into the bracket with the 2 screws. It doesn't fit. If I push it up with force it OR install it half way - the 2 bracket holes show.
My motherboard is an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 and Silverstone Raven RV02 case.
Is there a way to make it fit? Please help.
Also - if I can't make it fit - will the video card hold in its place without the 2 screws? The Silverstone Raven RV02 places the motherboard at a 90degree angle and the video card is hand down.
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  1. You wouldn't want to rely on the PCIe connector on the mobo and the PCB of the graphic card to provide structural support.

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  2. Thats the view from the top. You see how the 2 bracket holes are blocked? I tried everything. The mobo is in the perfect place on its standoffs..6 of them if I remember.
    No matter what I try..I push the card in and it fits in well..but then I can't put the screws in. Could it be a case flaw or the mobo or the way the graphics card is?
  3. The only way the bracket holes show is if the card is barely in... not even 1/4 of the way in the slot.
    Also when I put it all the way in, the back of the card with all the connection slots (HDMI,etc.) isn't straight.
  4. Best answer
    Remove everything on the PCIe/PCI and reinstall the GPU first.

    Loosen the mobo mounting screws to give the GPU a bit more "flex" to work with.
  5. Pyree said:
    Remove everything on the PCIe/PCI and reinstall the GPU first.

    Loosen the mobo mounting screws to give the GPU a bit more "flex" to work with.

    You sir are a gentleman and a scholar. I loosened up the mobo a little bit, then i also turned the case, put in the gpu and it fit and the bracket holes showed. I tightened the gpu with the 2 screws and then the mobo screws just a little. Thank u so much!! Now i can sleep good :D

    Btw just how tight do the screws on the mobo have to be?
    Can u damage it if you tighten it up too much?
  6. Best answer selected by Noobatpcbuilding.
  7. Just enough to have a firm hold. Don't over tight the screw.
  8. Yea thats pretty much how I did it. Thx again!! Spent the last 8 hours building everything..didnt want to end the night with a problem :/
  9. You are welcome.

    Just come back and make another post if you run into any more problems (I actually hope you wouldn't have to).
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