I have a DFI "BloodIron" (P35) mainboard and bought a BFGTech GTX 260 for it several months ago. The BloodIron has some small caps between the left edge the PCI-E slot and the "backplane" area of the mainboard.
Unfortunately, the GTX 260 has some "structure" that goes below the PCI-E connector height in that same area of the video card. Looking at the pics of all the 260s at Newegg, many (if not all) have these tabs that stick down.
I was able to get things working by bending one cap out of the way. The card now touches the cap but everything is working just fine.
I was thinking of recommending the DFI LP DK P45-T2RS PLUS to my friend along with a GTX 260. Unfortunately, the caps on this board (viewable at Newegg) are the new, stubby kind that cannot be bent.
is a pic I made of the situation a while ago.
Anyone else notice this problem? Anyone using a GTX 260 on that DFI P45 board?
I don't think I've ever seen a video card that has "structure" below the slot connector in that area.