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GA-(E)P35-D3SL - Anyone use 8800GTS with this?

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June 5, 2008 12:36:22 AM

Thinking about getting this video card (MSI 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS):

For this motherboard (GA-EP35-D3SL):

I've seen people say it won't fit because of the SB heatsink being right under the PCI-e x16 slot because the GPU is a double slotter. Then I've seen people claiming to be running this card on the GA-P35-D3SL, which looks to have the exact same distance to the SB heatsink. So what gives? Do I need to buy a single slotter GPU like 8800 GT, a different motherboard, or does anyone know that the double slot GTS will fit fine on this MB? Thanks.

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June 5, 2008 12:52:29 AM

I have same card, same motherboard. Fits no problem. Thing runs damn hot though if you get it adjust fan speed with NV control panel.
June 5, 2008 12:57:46 AM

Sweet thanks for answering so fast. I'll be sure to up the fan speed if I get it since I heard its around ~30% by default. This is the GTS I see people recommending most here, so I'm not sure if there's one that's better/runs cooler out of the box for the price.
June 8, 2008 10:07:18 PM

Ihave the same mb with the 8800gts. It is really long, meaning a hard drive in a slot just at the end of the card or right above/below makes for a very ight fit even to run cables through. Might leave those slots empty.