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Looper
03-24-2003, 02:18 AM
Hello All. Can someone tell me what "Card Guide" in this case is used for? In the mechanical drawing is #20.

Thank You.

Wiggo
03-24-2003, 06:36 AM
I use it to route the wiring through. :beer:

theyneverknew
03-24-2003, 06:51 AM
hmm, thats what i use it for too, and its very convenient. But that leads to my question: Why the hell is it called a "card guide"? :confused: :?:

Wiggo
03-24-2003, 06:59 AM
Yes I'd like to know that as well because the longest card that I've seen/have still falls 3"- 4" short of makin' contact with the thing. :?:

Looper
03-24-2003, 07:44 AM
Thanks Guys:thumb: :thumb:

danalor
04-07-2003, 03:49 PM
I believe they are used for long PCI cards, cad video cards run long, part is a little out dated but an old V5 5500 would reach it though.

Wiggo
04-07-2003, 03:58 PM
Even a V5 5500 will fall well short of the distance required to be spanned. :beer:

Corbinator
04-08-2003, 05:56 AM
The Wildcat 6110's need to use it.

Wiggo
04-08-2003, 08:08 AM
Yes that one seems to fit the bill but ya'd have to loose the lower drive cage. :wow:

ThePCGuy
04-09-2003, 12:19 PM
The Card Guide system was used in many older systems to help support the larger ISA cards that were out. Ever see an old Creative Sound Card/Modem combo, wow. Today's machines do not require that however it does make a nice wire organizational tool. hehe.

Wiggo
04-09-2003, 01:16 PM
I have a few of those real old Creative combo's and they'd never stretch that distance, it would have to be an industrial card like the Wildcat to do so. :beer:

ThePCGuy
04-09-2003, 09:50 PM
The Largest card I have ever personally seen would be an 8 port serial board. It was used in a dumb terminal system. The card was every bit of 15". Who knows, maybe Antec has another use for it ;) Wire management.

Wiggo
04-09-2003, 11:12 PM
Yep 15" would be about what ya need to span that distance but it is very handy to route wiring thru. :beer:

ThePCGuy
04-10-2003, 01:14 AM
Hehe, yeah, I love wire management, speaking of I should start on mine ;).

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