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asus z87 pro - big vga fit

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....
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  1. No you will be fine. The GPU will fit, it will cover the south bridge but won't be impeded by it at all.
  2. Proof?
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    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!
  4. A motherboard that couldn't accommodate the newer GPU's would be an epic fail for a manufacturer.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Sure, just remember that motherboards are not designed to cater solely for a single type of GPU :)
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