I would think that you would be able to connect the front panel connectors first then install the GTX 295. I think all that would happen is the shroud would push down on the already connected headers... just don't use the Asus easy connect thingies.
I was wondering what was going on with this, most Tri SLI boards have headers in the same location vs bottom PCIe slot and ive never had troubles with the headers even with dual slot cards in the bottom slot.
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