The Japanese company Nagao Industry has developed a video card support bracket that uses the rear 120mm mounting holes of the case fan. The goal is to prevent increasingly larger and heavier graphics cards from sagging. The bracket can be moved 10 cm left and right and extended up to 122 mm vertically. Nagao’s ‘N-VGA-Protect’ supports the video card quite forward, so it’s still less bendable. However, it provides a better view of the video card.
With a power consumption of more than 500 watts, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FE weighs 2.2 kg. Reference models of the Radeon RX 6800XT/6900XT also weigh more than 1.5kg. More and more, we are seeing it equipped with 3-slot coolers. Both AMD and Nvidia have taken this into account in the design of their reference models by screwing the card coolers into the I/O brackets to prevent warping or sagging with the backplate support. Not all custom models have this option, and unfortunately the video card may have some “stuttering”. Not only is this bad for the life of the video card, but the PCI Express slot suffers extra trouble as a result.
Nagao Industry does not provide an exact price or availability for the bracket.
Source: Hardware Info