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1156 motherboard w/ crossfire support?

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February 17, 2010 3:59:14 PM

A while back I bought a 5770 video card. This was a big increase in performance, but it is too long and is blocking 3 of my 4 SATA ports on my micro ATX motherboard. I was only using 2 of the ports, so I just left one of my hard drives disconnected. I would like to resolve this now.

My plan is to center this upgrade around a new i5-750. I have heard 1156 isn't ideal for multiple video cards, but my plan for my next gfx upgrade is to go with a second 5770, which I have heard should work just fine.

The problem is that I can't really choose and I don't know what else is good in terms of layout and such. I am looking at a few and these things have 10 SATA ports and I think... do I really need all this?

I really just want to be certain that I can connect all of my existing devices, have some reasonable leeway in terms of future additions and be able to overclock.

If anyone can help it would be very wecome. :o 
February 19, 2010 9:05:51 AM

most of today's boards comes with 90 degree rotated sata ports.. so that shouldn't be a problem anymore...
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February 19, 2010 11:57:04 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

The problem with the m-ATX mobos is that don't have enough space for X-Fire or SLI, in your case, like a personal advice, you should get an ATX mobo.
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