There are 90 degree cables to fit under it but you can just get a single fan version that's shorter. These are low tdp gpus and will stay plenty cool. Even the 1060 with double the tdp has single fan versions that stay cool enough.
Plug in anything Sata, which will be the ssd/hdd. Once that's done, there's honestly no reason to remove them, so a gpu covering the Sata ports is a moot point. At worst case scenario you use 90°sata connectors if the mobo has top load headers, or plain straight connectors if the mobo has sideways Sata headers. Either way, it's only a pita concern if you plan on changing Sata with any frequency, which never happens with most ppl.
I plan on running 2 hdd and 16gb or ram, nothing else, only need to CD drive to install Windows then that's about it honestly. I guess I could remove the hard drive mount if I was worried about clearance and remount the hard drives somewhere else.
True. Hdds can be made to mount just about anywhere. Because I mounted my 280mm AIO in front, using pull fans (case says it's not made for that, only push, hah!) I moved my hdd and now it sits in the bottom optical drive tray. (there's 2). I've seen SSDs velcro'd to the top of psus, hdds mounted sideways on the outside of hdd cages, I even have an aio mounted under the plastic top cover above the frame in one of my cases. Case mods are all about figuring out where to put something the case designers never intended.
MERGED QUESTION Question from mhmanbearpig : "Will it fit / work in a Dell Optiplex 790 MT?"
I have a Dell Optiplex i5-2400 MT 790, a 500w power supply, and a EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 FTW Gaming Graphic Cards ACX 3.0, 2GB GDDR5. Will it fit/work in this thing? I'm currently running all of that in an older Acer Aspire M3470G with an AMD A6-3620 and have wanted to swap it all over to this for a while, just not sure if it will cook this computer.
Also trying to figure out how to get this thing up and running, I've heard that some people's have had problems installing new gpus and it not working? What steps would I need to take to get this thing to run?
why wouldnt it work? you will have a sufficient psu, if you have an open pcie slot and I know you do. if the graphics card fits you will be gaming in no time. have you already purchased this pc? as far as the gpu install all you have to do is put in the slot and drop the disc in the drive and install. use geforce experience to update to the newest driver and you are done. if that doesnt work you will be starting a new thread but hopefully that doesnt happen.