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April 28, 2013 9:42:12 AM

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 (16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X))
1 x Video Card (AMD Radeon HD 7770 - 1GB - Single Card))
1 x Case Lighting (Cold Cathode Neon Light - Blue))
1 x Power Supply (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 (1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Dual 1TB Drives (1TB Capacity) - RAID 1 Data Security))
1 x Data Hard Drive (None))
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 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit))

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April 28, 2013 10:06:16 AM

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.
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April 28, 2013 10:06:44 AM

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.
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April 28, 2013 10:12:01 AM

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).
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April 28, 2013 11:23:05 AM

Thanks very much, although I'm still going to see if my current power source works just fine if not I'll ask for my money back from newegg.com and get the power source you suggested

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