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I am having trouble installing 3 double slot cards.

I have a PC with an ASUS P5E3 mobo in a silverstone case which has 7 slots. The the mobo has 2 PCI slots at the top so that makes only 5 Case Slots available at a time. This causes me to only be able to install 2 double slot cards in any 7 PCI slot case..

Top 16x (Blue) slots have two 480's and the bottom (black) 4x/8x slot I want to install my 460GTX(for physx). But I cant because it touches the base of the casing = no airflow / cooling)


Is there any workaround to this? Should I try to drill and tap the motherboard raisers vertically about 2CM's? Or do I have to cut off the bottom of my case in order to fit the 3rd card( really dont want to do)



can any of you modders please help me out and give me some input ?
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 3/1/11 at 5:22am
post #2 of 14
Dremel out a place for the third card to go

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Dremel out a place for the third card to go

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you mean dremell out the bottom of my casing ? wouldn't that be bad idea?
post #4 of 14
If it were me, I'd find a more capable motherboard. I would not force anything and block any USB, Audio, or my PSU cooling fan.

I would get the Asus P6T6 WS Revolution, if I wanted to run 3 dual space video cards, as an example.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 3/1/11 at 5:59pm
post #5 of 14
you dont have a gap ? like my rocketfish has a big gap from last pci slot to the psu i could easyly dremel me 2 more slots.
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post #6 of 14
I think he means to dremel out a hole to match the intake of the 460. As long as there is vertical clearance from the bottom of the case to the floor and you don't mind the card touching the case it should work fine.

~Just make sure it is a clean fit and the the card is not getting pushed up on from the bottom of the case.

~~Be sure to sand/grind the opening... cut metal is sharp.
post #7 of 14
OP - can we get a pick by chance? Might give us a better idea.
 
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post #8 of 14
I would suggest selling/trading your 460 and get a single slot card. You seem to not want to do any modding so if your not comfortable with it i wouldn't suggest it.
If not : look and see if there is anything to do with the structural stability of the case in the bottom. either cut the entire area out or cut a small square for the fan to get air.
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post #9 of 14
there is a singe slot 460 out there
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
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OP - can we get a pick by chance? Might give us a better idea.
Here, this is what OP has:

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