anyone have the width dimensions on a 3870? Does it take up the width of 2 full slots or is it just half way over the next slot?
My motherboard has an on edge bios battery holder that is just on the otheside of the pci slot that is next to my PCIe slot at the back of the board. the battery stands about a half inch tall. The 3870 is very long, i have the length in my box, but that G*D D*#M battery holder might interfere. I measured and checked, but didn't notice the GD battery until after i ordered the 3870. New Egg = replacement only. So i am stuck with the card. If i would have noticed the battery i would have bought an 8800GT. If it doesnt fit, i guess ebay will have a 3870 for sale tomorrow.
God, i must have been blind not to see it. I need to pull a dobby(house elf from Harry Potter) and punish myself.
Ok i have the card in my hands now. It isnt nearly as long as i feared. It is 9.5 over all. But that includes the DVI plugs that stick out the end, the fan housing is round at the end and it is 1.5 wide but only at the exhaust/plug and at the fan(the rest is less than 1.25 wide).
so, saljr, is dead on. But, it takes up a lot less room than i would have imagined. Mine is a Sapphire, but its overall dimensions are exactly the same as the Diamond info above.