I fail to see the problem. The SC is a single slot card, so it won't go into the PCIe 16x slot below it. It might reach the ram slots, but the only issue you'll have there is if you need to remove the ram you'll need to take out the SC first. There is a molex plug on the back of the SC, but its up high enough you won't have to worry about that either. I've read your post many times, but I can't understand what your worried about. You should be able to buy it and use it with no problems.