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asus z87 pro - big vga fit

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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2013 7:27:45 AM

Does anybody know if the south bridge in this motherboard blocks big vgas like gigabyte 770 or xfx 7970? The chipset seems to be very close to the pci 16 x 3.0 slot....
a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2013 7:31:39 AM

No you will be fine. The GPU will fit, it will cover the south bridge but won't be impeded by it at all.
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2013 7:32:06 AM

Proof?
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2013 7:46:36 AM

tonyzet said:
Proof?


hahaha, thats my portion of good laugh here!
Proof is Google or try it yourself xD, ive found this in less then a minute googeling.



Voila heres proof mate! goodluck with your machine, and most of all have fun!
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2013 7:48:41 AM



My GTX 690 hides mine
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2013 7:52:20 AM

A motherboard that couldn't accommodate the newer GPU's would be an epic fail for a manufacturer.
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a c 100 V Motherboard
September 24, 2013 3:25:38 AM

Lol, not sure why proof was needed. You are correct, the SB HS is always low profile enough to sit below a graphics card. We'd be screwed if we did anything else, as would the GPU vendors if they went outside the spacing on that side. Nobody is stupid enough to do that.
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a b V Motherboard
September 24, 2013 4:26:47 AM

raja@asus said:
Lol, not sure why proof was needed. You are correct, the SB HS is always low profile enough to sit below a graphics card. We'd be screwed if we did anything else, as would the GPU vendors if they went outside the spacing on that side. Nobody is stupid enough to do that.


Sure, but in every single video that you demonstrated the z87 motherboards you always used the mini version of asus direct cu vgas
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a b V Motherboard
September 24, 2013 4:45:05 AM

tonyzet said:
raja@asus said:
Lol, not sure why proof was needed. You are correct, the SB HS is always low profile enough to sit below a graphics card. We'd be screwed if we did anything else, as would the GPU vendors if they went outside the spacing on that side. Nobody is stupid enough to do that.


Sure, but in every single video that you demonstrated the z87 motherboards you always used the mini version of asus direct cu vgas


Your so right about this, thats what they do all the time, market a product so badly that it hurts other products.

I completly understand your point here, you want to be sure when spending big money on a chip and all you can find is a company marketing it the wrong way.

When im looking (not often) for a rare part/unique part i always find it being used in a lousy configuration that nobody uses because the marketeer wants to sell something. When looking online i have passed on many occasions over the years.
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a c 100 V Motherboard
September 24, 2013 6:03:59 AM

tonyzet said:
raja@asus said:
Lol, not sure why proof was needed. You are correct, the SB HS is always low profile enough to sit below a graphics card. We'd be screwed if we did anything else, as would the GPU vendors if they went outside the spacing on that side. Nobody is stupid enough to do that.


Sure, but in every single video that you demonstrated the z87 motherboards you always used the mini version of asus direct cu vgas


The launch for that GPU just happened to be on the horizon around Z87, that's why it was used.
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a b V Motherboard
September 24, 2013 6:17:52 AM

I have no problem with asus marketing and i love the motherboards that you produce, but understand something :
When I buy a DAMN BIG +150$ case, I do that only because I want to put inside a DAWN BIG vga, not the little brother of MiniMe
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a c 100 V Motherboard
September 24, 2013 11:46:49 PM

Sure, just remember that motherboards are not designed to cater solely for a single type of GPU :) 
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