Installed Gpu with sata cable touching the middle fan, horrible grinding noise, is it OK?

benwinwood6

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I just installed a new motherboard and when re-positioning the PC obviously the sata cable managed to be touching the middle fan of my 1070 Amp extreme.

There was a horrible grinding noise.

How can I make sure everything is Ok and I didn't damage anything on ths Gpu?
 

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Would it just be the fan that was broken, could the burning of the motor cause some sort of instability in the GPu itself. it was such a loud grinding, i'm afraid that it caused some sort of power spike or other problem in the Gpu that might lead to lower Fps, heat issue etc.
 

Gam3r01

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No, it would only affect the fan.
Basically, it wasnt really a grinding you heard (most likely), but rather the fan skipping over the cable. It makes a terrible noise but its really not all that damaging to anything. Since the fan spins so fast, the noise sounds much worse than it is.
 

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