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Firstly, thanks for all the feedback. The PCI-E length was a concern of mine. I thought about Thunderbolt, but the bandwidth just isn't there for any respectable video card. I think Thunderbolt can handle (at best, for the moment) 2x PCI-X.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post

I think the question is not "can you?",but "why would you?".

For several reason. I get asked on a weekly basis to do things as simple (for us) as add a HDD to someone's computer (even an external one), or from time to time, asked if I can upgrade their video card for them. So, my brother and I got to thinking, "What if we could offer a way for any dorm room jocky or mom and pop to add commonly-used components to their computer by simply placing one component on top of another?" I have a whole bunch of Mac Miinis at work, and I've seen several stackable USB HDDs and the like. I sort of figured you could go one step further and just eliminate the cable altogether, since the boxes are touching anyway. Which then led to: why stop at HDDs? Why not be able to slap on a nice video card and turn the Mini into a decent gaming system? You get the picture.
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There are a million you can use. 3DSMax, Maya, Autocad, SketchUp...

I used Google SketchUp. It's a very simple 3D tool. And it's free.

Some very handy introductory videos here: http://www.sketchup.com/training/videos.html
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Sorry, I keep saying PCI-X. I mean PCIe.
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By the way, you're far from the first person to think of this. There were computers back in the 80's that you could even attach things like RAM to it. If I remember what the hell one of them was called I'll let you know.
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