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I've been planning to "redo" my build for my soon...been looking at a multitude of cases for months trying to find the perfect one for me. After watching what appears to be the only be the only review online(by hardwarecanucks, my favorite for case reviews biggrin.gif), I decided on the Phenom M.

But I have a few huge considerations.

The maximum PSU size you can use without blocking the first PCI slot is 160mm, and my PSU is a good 180mm tongue.gif I was thinking about just putting my 7950 in the second PCI 3.0 slot of my soon to be motherboard, as done in this review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLknCNmc8uMa4w2kK5ybqLWss2tS3I2VNo&v=NyTFQsIJVgI&feature=player_detailpage

(couldnt get the video to work, so heres the link tongue.gif about 6min in is the video card idea)

I've never seen someone do that before, would that run into a possible issues with some mobo's?(probably gnna test it with my current setup after I post this)


My main concern is my PSU, I think that it would fit OK, but the cable management is going to be horrifying. I might consider sleeving for my first time, but first I want to see how over people's builds went. Anyone care to link me to any build logs or reviews they know of besides the one above? I cant seem to find any redface.gif
Edited by LordOfTots - 10/16/13 at 1:59pm
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4k IPS Corsair K95 Corsair K65 
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