Opus, is there such a thing as a PCI card extender? What I want to do is, break into the cable before the extended slot, and feed a discrete power source to whatever is in the slot, to isolate it from spurious voltages. The DC power rails are noisy, even with the best power supplies and mobo's. Also, I'd like to put the sound cards in thier own metal enclosed box. I've already fed my Seasound breakout boxes through the 1284 cable this way with great results. Got any ideas?