Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate
Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3
My concern is this cooler overhang on the back side of the card:
Here we see it installed fine with the larger NH-D14
However, the difference is that the motherboard they are using has a redundant PCI-E slot between the CPU and the card.
My motherboard doesn't have that extra leeway, the GPU goes in the 'top' slot, closest to the CPU:
Any chance the Sapphire card will fit?
EDIT: Additional questions:
Does the HD 7750 have any bugs? Some searching hasn't revealed any significant bugs, but I thought I'd double check. I'm especially interested in potential issues with Displayport, power saving modes and zerocore. Idle consumption appears to be very low, any issues with aero?
Also, do these non externally powered cards put any kind of strain on the motherboard?