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How i got to my SATA ports covered by SLI Cards

post #1 of 4
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hi all, heres some pics of my solution to the sli P5N-D setup covering the sata ports. ive run both 8800gts sli and now gtx275 sli. the later are bigger and cover all ports, but the 8800 only covered 1. anyway thats not important, as i found a cheap and effective way to free them all up.

Its a PCI-X Riser Adapter


http://www.darkwire.com.au/html/pci_...nders.html#PCI

basically it lift the second card up high enough to access all sata ports. ive fixed the card in with 2x motherboard risers. this screws in and supports the 2nd card plating from below , as well as allowing a screw to be put in the top thread hole and fix the card in place. (pictured) they actually have a thinner thread on top as compared with below, so they wont screw right into each other. but this is fine as it makes it just the right height anyway









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post #2 of 4
that is sweet just should hold the card in better so it does not put so much stress on my mobo. and fall and mess up your other gpu
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Good for the SATA ports - but I still can't picture how the cards would fit in your case if they were a couple inches taller than normal.
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it fits fine in my case, the height increase is close to 17mm or less than 3/4 inch
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