I need some help from some tech guru's

Can you fit a IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Crossfire X Support Video Card on a Gigabyte GA 970A-UD3 motherboard

Here's My Current Spec's

<<< 1 x Case (AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Blue))
1 x Processor (AMD FX-8350 CPU (8x 4.00GHz/8MB L2 Cache)))
1 x Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970))
1 x Memory (32 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1866 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X))
1 x Video Card (AMD IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Crossfire X Support Video Card)
1 x PSU (CORSAIR CX500M 500W) ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
1 x Processor Cooling (Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)))
1 x Primary Hard Drive (60GB SSD-For The OS Only
1 x Primary Data Drive (4TB HDD For Mass Storage)
1 x 2nd Optical Drive (None))
1 x Optical Drive (24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black))
1 x Creative Labs SB0886 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series Sound Card
1 x Network Card (Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)))
1 x Operating System (Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit)

See http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XtKFrH for complete parts list in addition to whats listed above
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  1. It will work with the motherboard for sure and should fit in the case. My biggest concern is having enough power though. I would suggest upgrading the PSU to at least a 600W unit beforehand.
  2. I'm assuming you are replacing your current 7770 with a 7870?

    Anyway, to answer your question: yes; the GPU will fit on the motherboard. However, upgrade your PSU to a 600W. If you want to stay with Corsair, get a Corsair TX 650W V2.
  3. The problem is not the motherboard but the case clearance. My guess would be yes, but you need to measure the clearance of the PCIe slots with the HDD bays to determine if the card(s) will fit.

    If you are asking if two cards will fit, given the PCIe clearance, the answer is yes if the GPUs are single or double slot cards, but not if they take over two slots (in width).
  4. Thanks very much, btw I sold that build to someone in my gaming community, just waiting to complete my latest set of projects with the 1st being my Mobile Build
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m2rxdC

    Followed by my Overkill Build
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rMwtdC

    BTW love that Love that Pembroke Welsh Corgi in the photo above this post
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