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July 17, 2013 6:26:46 AM

I currently have a ASRock Pro 4 motherboard and am looking to to upgrade it to a board that supports crossfire so i can grab a second Vapor x 7950 and crossfire them. My question is spacing,what board would i need to get that would have the required spacing for both cards to fit,the card is huge!!

I have an i5 3570k so the board would need to be 1155 socket.

Thanks for any help you can give me,i know nothing about spacing :( 
a b V Motherboard
July 17, 2013 6:47:26 AM

They're double slot cards right? I have two double slot 7870s on an Asrock Extreme 4 and there is plenty of space around. The top card runs 5-10C hotter, but it is bigger than the new card so that could be due to the design rather than the spacing.
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July 17, 2013 7:15:47 AM

wanderer11 said:
They're double slot cards right? I have two double slot 7870s on an Asrock Extreme 4 and there is plenty of space around. The top card runs 5-10C hotter, but it is bigger than the new card so that could be due to the design rather than the spacing.


Yes,the problem is ive also heard it decribed as a 2.5 slot card. Just worried the spacing may be a little tight or wont fit. I also have a mid tower case so theres not loads of room for good airflow if i add a second gpu. I already have a vapor x so kinda limited i think.

The cooler shroud is huge on the card,the card is listed as being 5.2cm's tall on amazon. What 7870's have you got? Could check there specified height and see if there similar

Thanks for answering man,appreciate it :) 


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a b V Motherboard
July 17, 2013 8:58:47 AM

I have a HAF 912 and there is plenty of space for crossfire. Mid towers are fine as long as the hdd bay doesn't get in the way. Both my cards are Sapphire and one isn't being made any more. I looked up your card and it looks like the plastic sticks out a little past the bracket so it is wider than 2 slots. I still couldn't see that being a problem. You would want to set up a custom fan profile anyway for crossfire. The top card always runs hotter. When I get home I can measure the distance between if you're interested.
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July 17, 2013 4:49:43 PM

wanderer11 said:
I have a HAF 912 and there is plenty of space for crossfire. Mid towers are fine as long as the hdd bay doesn't get in the way. Both my cards are Sapphire and one isn't being made any more. I looked up your card and it looks like the plastic sticks out a little past the bracket so it is wider than 2 slots. I still couldn't see that being a problem. You would want to set up a custom fan profile anyway for crossfire. The top card always runs hotter. When I get home I can measure the distance between if you're interested.


Sorry for the delay,work got in the way:( 

I have exactly the same case! CM HAF 912! So im glad you see what i mean about the slight bit over 2 slots,ive never used crossfire/sli so im fairly unfamiliar with it.

I know it maybe asking a bit much but can you post a picture?
You've got such a similar setup that i could see what you mean.

Was hoping i could get someone with a similar setup,cheers mate,much appreciated for the replys:) 
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a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 3:24:25 AM

Well, uh, I don't own a camera. I don't have a smartphone and my phone won't connect to my computer for some reason, the driver won't work. I know, I must be the only one here that doesn't. Anyway, if your mobo fits in the case then the cards will fit. When I bought my second card I thought it would be really tight, but once I got it in there I had more room than I expected. I'm sure your cards will fit, but you will probably want to make a fan profile in afterburner so the top card doesn't get too hot.
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July 18, 2013 12:29:23 PM

Ok no problem on the picture man,appreciate your help.

I reckon ill go with the Extreme 4 then,with you having the same case and all fits ok so that should be fine for me.

As a matter of interest are you playing at a higher resolution than 1080p?
I reckon ill be going for 1440p monitor or 2 next year hence the upgrade now
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a b V Motherboard
July 19, 2013 3:58:19 AM

2560x1440. I have an Auria, Microcenter special. It's really a great monitor. If I turn off AA I can max every game I have tried. Crysis 3 ran at 35-70 fps maxed with AA off. My stock 3570k was actually holding me back in that game.
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July 22, 2013 2:22:46 PM

Nice man,thats the type of setup im aiming for with this upgrade. Costly but ive heard the difference is quite significant.

And again thanks for your help
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