[SOLVED] PCI card shield touches GPU backplate, could something bad happen?

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Wouldn't expect any problems. I'd be shocked if you were truly looking at metal on metal? Most GPU backplates are not metal, and most Wifi cards are either a bare PCB or have a plastic shroud?
The WiFi card part that touches are actual the back part, where you screw to the case, not any component. Also the backplate seems metal too. It's a xfx gts Rx 580 if it matters
 

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The WiFi card part that touches are actual the back part, where you screw to the case, not any component. Also the backplate seems metal too. It's a xfx gts Rx 580 if it matters
Oh, from the bracket! Sorry, I wasn't fully understanding.
No, that's not a concern - as TJ mentioned, they're grounded via the PSU/Case.

As for the backplate, while it might be metal (a lot are plastic, but if it feels metal, then it's probably metal), it's not bare metal, it's coated.
 
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What if my PSU isn't grounded? Wall plugs in my house have only 2 pins, the middle one isn't present. I know it's bad but would it be worse in this particular case?
 

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