Cutting off redundant parts of a 1394 PCI card??
This may be a horribly silly question, but I'm trying to get the lowest profile firewire card in a custom case I've built. The mobo only has a standard PCI slot so I'm limited to it. There are several manufacturers that make a pretty small card, but it has 2-4 firewire ports and really, all I need is one. I am looking at the Rosewill RC-501, and am wondering if I could, quite literally "cut along the dotted line":
Would the one internal port (and the card as a whole) function normally if I cut the rest off??
I'm a software guy, so I know nothing when it comes to hardware at this level, so this may be a very easy question to answer...
If different angles would help, the newegg page has a few more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product
Also, this is a different manufacturer but still looks like the same guts and has higher-res shots: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-020-_-Product
Anyway, I'd just like to run it by a few of you experts before I go shredding $15.... :p