That could be replaced with a right angled SATA cable allowing the card to go over the top of it.
Ah, that would be helpfull indeed.
Wish i new that possibility before, have been staring and measuring at that picture for at least 5 minutes, got me all wrinckeld up
A whole new system would be great to offcousre. Why not ?
Only know something of gpu's and a little bit of mobo's so can't say much about the rest of your new system.
I would go for the 560TI though. Maybe take 6GB ram and use that money for the Ti version.