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Posted August 29, 2010 by Jake in Video Cards

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by Jake
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The Power Jack is an interesting little product. The concept is simple: help support heavy graphics cards, especially those with aftermarket heatsinks or water blocks. Some high-end full tower cases have supports built into their designs to accomplish this, but they are very expensive and it’s safe to assume nobody will be spending that amount of money to get a new case just to support a graphics card.

This is where the Power Jack comes in; it’s a small, inexpensive, versatile, and simple product that easily fixes a common problem for those who have huge, heavy graphics cards. I’ve never seen or heard of a graphics card actually ripping out an expansion slot from weight, but I have seen cards bending significantly. However, a handy situation to use the Power Jack is if you often move your case back and forth to LAN parties. The movement and jarring results in extra force being applied onto the expansion slot. More importantly, if you build and ship systems, then the Power Jack may actually be essential. We all know that it is not uncommon for damage to occur during transport, and a little thing like the Power Jack could potentially save hundereds of dollars in damage.

Retailing for about $15 USD, the Power Jack isn’t for everyone, but it is a very cost effective solution for those of you who have invested a significant amount of money into expensive components for your system. Particularly if you move your case between LAN parties, and especially if you build and ship systems, the PowerColor Power Jack might be just the thing you need to not only protect your hardware and investment, but also get some peace of mind for a small price to pay.

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