Solved Gigabyte MoBo and video card Tags: Graphics Cards Gigabyte Components Product Last response: August 30, 2009 1:18 AM in Components Share Gliss August 23, 2009 3:15:24 AM I have a GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard and a 11x4 955 Black Edition AMD Phenom Black Edition 3.2Ghz. Socket AM3 125w CPU. I am installing a Sapphire 100279. Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Video Card. Does anyone know if this card will cover any SATA ports??? Also will a Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm Core-ContactFreezer CPU Cooler Hit the first or any memory Banks?? I know the Cooler will fit in case and the video card has room in case. Ifg it does , Could you please suggest another Mother Board. I really want to use this one. I have not heard or read any problems with video card and memory bank. Thanks again in advance,much appreciated. It has been almost 5 years since I built a Machine.Been using laptops and an old Machine I built years ago. P.S. I want a board that supports AM3 and 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel memory. I apologize for so many questions!!!! If the card covers sata ports,maybe there is a card that is shorter??? I have on board HDMI,but would like a good video card for games and T.V. Thanks in advance Doug More about : gigabyte mobo video card Best solution Twoboxer a b U Graphics card August 23, 2009 3:31:45 AM The Sapphire looks like it will cover one sata port. This link shows a number of 4870s that will likely not cover any: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Look at the picture galleries. Many have just the pcb board by the time they reach the end of the mobo. Twoboxer a b U Graphics card August 23, 2009 3:40:21 AM As for the memory, you'll likely be fine as long as you use memory without large heat sinks. Related resources Video probs with Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H mobo - Forum New computer build, fans & evrything runs but no video - Gigabyte mobo - Forum Gigabyte Mobo and graphics card issues please help - Forum Gigabyte GA-81955X Royal mobo ...no video after bios update - Forum Upgrade - Video Card or Mobo ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Gliss August 23, 2009 6:17:27 AM Thanks Devastator_uk August 23, 2009 5:46:07 PM Why use triple channel? would be better with 2 or 4 sticks as it's a Phenom Gliss August 30, 2009 1:18:18 AM Yes 2 or 4 dimms would be better. Thanks everyone who replied Doug Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 Video Issue discrete card ForumAmd fx-8350 and gigabyte GA-990fxa-ud5 mobo ForumHelp: running a Phenom II x4 955 on a Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H MOBO ForumGigabyte x58 usb3 pcie video card issues ForumGraphic card compatible with gigabyte ga-h67a-ud3h-b3 mobo ForumWill a Gigabyte ga-945gcmx-s2 mobo work in either a Dell Dimension 840 ForumGigabyte GA-P35-S3G video card upgrade question ForumGTx680 i5-3570 on a gigabyte z77 UD3H mobo . will it work? ForumGIGABYTE PCIE video card hardware not detected ForumWhat video card is compatible with a gigabyte 7nf-rz ForumPSU Help ForumIs my mobo compatible with... ForumIs my video card bad ForumPSU or Mobo? No display on screen... no beep .. fan works ForumNeed a good cheap overclocked game card for a i7 runnig full speed More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !