Originally Posted by LuckyDuck69
i run several monitors and cards and i really don't understand what the issue would be. as for the the people who put their case in a cabinet... why? real enthusiasts who care about the feature in question don't stick their cases in cabinets. they show it and keep it ON a raised platform to minimize dust build up.
Well, to be fair, the OP is asking for this to be "The Standard", which pretty much rules out what the "real enthusiasts" want. The majority of people want their computer to work and be pretty much unobtrusive. They don't want it to be the focal point of the room. That is why most people put their machines on the side of their desk parallel to it, so they can get access to their floppy/optical drive (yeah, old school I know, but we are talking majority of users here). The notion of having a bunch of cables popping out the top of the case, looks pretty ugly to most people. Not to mention that when your computer is off (again, most people don't keep their PC's on 24/7), since dust falls downward, that means that dust will fall into the vents on the back (now top) exhaust ports of the video card.
I'm just saying why I doubt this will ever be a "standard" and why even for the enthusiast market like we have on OCN, this will become more than a rarity.
In my case (no pun intended), I proudly display it on my desk, turned sideways so you can see in the window. The problem is, because of the height of my case and cabinet, I only have 1.5" of clearance between the top of my case and the bottom part of my upper cabinets. 2 monitor cables will not fit there, especially when you consider that the the DVI connector will take up most of that and you still need room to bend the cable.Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/29/13 at 3:01pm