Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L with double-profile video card fit

I couldn't find the forum search feature so sorry if this has been asked before.

I'd like to build a new PC with the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard, but I'm concerned that a card such as EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR might not fit hanging over the SATA chip heatsink; that heatsink seems to stick up a bit. Will it fit?

Thanks in advance,

P-Sz
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  1. All PCIe cards should have seven and a quarter millimeter (roughly nine thirty-seconds inch...) clearance behind the connector, to the board surface - most have quite a bit more...
  2. bilbat said:
    All PCIe cards should have seven and a quarter millimeter (roughly nine thirty-seconds inch...) clearance behind the connector, to the board surface - most have quite a bit more...

    Any idea how I can tell the height of the SATA heatsink above the motherboard surface?
  3. Well, I'd use (one of three - a digital; an old, but exquisitely made Swiss mechanical; or a plastic crap 'slider' for measuring filthy or rusty parts...) vernier calipers, but in its stead you can do this: lay a short ruler or even a business card flat across the bridge's heatsink; then, put another ruler down vertically next to it, and measure the space from the board to the second ruler's or cardstock's face...
  4. I haven't bought either yet; any way to tell from the specs? Does anyone have one or the other of these? If someone has the motherboard, would the SATA chip heatsink block a dual-profile PCIe video card?
  5. Can't find an 'edgewise' picture to measure from - you might want to also post this question on TweakTown's GB section:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/
  6. I have an EP45-UD3P with an eVGA GTX260 and an EP45-UD3L with an eVGA 8800GTS installed. Both have about 3/16" clearance between the bottom of the video card and the top of the heatsink.

    It's a little hard to tell exactly because both boards are installed in cases. For awhile, I had an XFX 4870 installed in the UD3L. It had about the same clearance.
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