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Hello, i am trying to set up CF on my computer.

Here is the problem, my motherboard has 2 PCI slots, and both of my cards (amd 6950s) use PCI. So, both slots are taken and there is no other placing choices. The top slot is fine, however on the bottom one, the card blocks the cables and vice versa. So in other words, if i push the card in while the cables are plugged, they will push really hard against the cables which may cut them or tear them.

Is there anything i can do?

FYI: My motherboard is a Gigabyte P55 USB3

EDIT: also 2 of the gsata cables are available, and not blocking anything, however i appear to have 3 sata cables that need to be plugged in

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
right angle sata cables
how many hard drives
    
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One hard drive
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post #4 of 11
Right angled SATA cable should do it
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Thanks i will just take it to microbytes and have them do it +rep
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steak21 View Post
Thanks i will just take it to microbytes and have them do it +rep
They are going to rip you off. Just do it yourself. Take out old Sata cable, Plug new one in! They can only go in one direction so you can't mess up.
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post #7 of 11
It looks like you have 8 ports to choose from, do none of them work for you? Ports 2,5 and 6,7 look like they should work.
If nothing else...
Angled Sata connectors should work.
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post #8 of 11
If you have no clearance at all, a sata card would also work.

This is an excellent card that would work for you:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816115072
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Move your harddrive to the top of the case and use a bracket to convert 5.25 to 3.5 hdd slot with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811993004

If you plan to add more harddrives in the future, get a Lianli bracket
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...=5&ss_index=12
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
Move your harddrive to the top of the case and use a bracket to convert 5.25 to 3.5 hdd slot with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811993004

If you plan to add more harddrives in the future, get a Lianli bracket
http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...=5&ss_index=12
its not the drive its the cable...
    
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