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Old 05-11-2005, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question PCI Slot Covers ... What are they called/how to get 'em??!

Hey... here's a great question

One of my PC cases came with the snap-off PCI slot covers, and now I want to cover it back up... currently I have some foil over it (lol), but have been looking for them on the net to no avail.

I've tried like every name I could think of-- PCI cover, slot cover, expansion cover, shield etc etc... Browsed by categories on Newegg and a few other sites.. do they exist and/or do you know where to get them?! Maybe I'm just the ultra n00b with the wrong names...lol...

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**also, by PCI slot cover I mean the metal plate that slides in to cover the external ports for the PCI card, not the PCI slot itself
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why don't you just swip them off another computer, they all should be the same size....if not go to fry's or something or I can mail you some.....I usually just throw mine away tho....just let me know!
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well i try to think positively and tell myself that the air that comes in will cool my video card

oh and the dust...:-\
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why don't you just swip them off another computer, they all should be the same size....if not go to fry's or something or I can mail you some.....I usually just throw mine away tho....just let me know!
I don't have any myself (extra PCs), and 99% of computers at the stores have the snap-off's. Besides, I couldn't just take them I want to pay the $1 they're worth! Hehe... But can't find them anywhere...hmm!
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how cheap can you find a case?
most new, and some second hand cases should come with them
although sometimes the cheaper ones are snap-out and you can't put them back in
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Fry's has them..online as well as the store.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/271...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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I'm sure you could probably get a bunch on ebay too.
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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lol Fry's... I was thinking Food & Drug, I was like wtf! Thanks a lot, I just purchased them from there!!

I searched a long time on Froogle, random PC sites and Newegg.com, as well as asked n00bs at best buy, everyone was dumbfounded heheheh

thanks all!

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omg omg omg! i have to pay TAX! thats the first in-state PC place i've bought stuff from, lolz:P
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haha, thx!
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