I recently purchased the 8800GTX EK waterblocks and 1 additional 8800GTX to go to SLI mode. I also have the EVGA 680i Motherboard. This MB along with the Asus ones only have 2 PCI slots. The 2nd Graphics PCI-Express slot for the SLI mode is located 2nd from the left....1st from the left is another PCI slot. What options do I have available to be able to utilize all 2 PCI slots?
I need support for both my Soundblaster X-Fi card and the Killer NIC card.
I was thinking of 2 options...
1. Use a dremel to cut a bit of the slot holder where the exhaust port is located...just big enough for the Killer NIC's ethernet port. See crude example in option1.jpg. Would it be possible to insert 2 slot holders in 1 slot?...that's the question.
2. Somehow purchase a single slot holder like the BFG WC 8800GTX and replace my current 2 slot holder from EVGA.
Please provide your advice. Thanks in advance.