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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

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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.
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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.
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August 23, 2009 6:17:27 AM

Thanks
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August 23, 2009 5:46:07 PM

Why use triple channel? would be better with 2 or 4 sticks as it's a Phenom
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August 30, 2009 1:18:18 AM

Yes 2 or 4 dimms would be better.

Thanks everyone who replied

Doug
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