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Are there any 890GX motherboards that can fit crossfired 5850s?

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May 6, 2010 8:24:49 PM

I read a review of an asus m4a89gtd on newegg that said it doesn't look like it could fit two 5870s, and that was one of the best reviewed boards there was.
I really don't want to have to spend an extra 50 bucks on the Asus Crosshair 890FX since that seems to be the only (out of 4?) 890FX boards that people are buying.

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May 6, 2010 8:55:05 PM

@enkideridu:

Gigabyte's GA-890GPA-UD3H is an 890GX board that can fit 2 5870s.

If you're looking for an 890GX board that is.
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May 7, 2010 1:18:15 AM

say what?? if that's the case with the asus board then i'm screwed. that's the board i got for my pc build this week. got an xfx 5770 which is a bit smaller than the sapphire version. i plan on upgrading down the road to two 5870's or something along that line. hope two of them fit when it comes that time.
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May 7, 2010 6:02:49 PM



That's the board I was talking about
One reviewer said he didn't think it could fit two 5870s because the pcies were spaced so close together, another said he had to put his card on the bottom pcie slot because of the spacing.
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May 7, 2010 6:30:07 PM

Strider-Hiryu_79 said:
@enkideridu:

Gigabyte's GA-890GPA-UD3H is an 890GX board that can fit 2 5870s.

If you're looking for an 890GX board that is.


urggg, well now that you mention it, i'm not actually completely certain if I should get a 890gx
I'm not completely sure of anything except for the graphics card which I already ordered (ATI 5850)

I didn't want to get an 890FX because they have too many pcie slots i wouldn't be using
Started out planning on the 790GX because of the possibility of crossfire, but don't really like that they have an integrated GPU, but then the 890s came out with SATA3/USB3, neither of which are of any use to me at the moment, but since the cards seem to cost about the same as the 790GXs I thought I'd go with the new ones

I'm also considering maybe an i5 750 (or is 860 better..?) cpu + H55 mobo that supports crossfire, but there are so many h55 boards it's so difficult to comb them through :(  scratch that I think I'll focus on amd cards :S
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May 7, 2010 6:34:54 PM

Formation of Damnation said:
say what?? if that's the case with the asus board then i'm screwed. that's the board i got for my pc build this week. got an xfx 5770 which is a bit smaller than the sapphire version. i plan on upgrading down the road to two 5870's or something along that line. hope two of them fit when it comes that time.


just did a google search and found that 5770s are a little bit less thick, 33mm, while the 5850 is 38mm thick
hope you will be fine :]
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May 7, 2010 6:54:46 PM

i wonder if should have went with the gigabyte version since that has three pcie x1 slots. oh well. i'm sure two will fit knowing both boards look similar for spacing.
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May 7, 2010 7:21:05 PM

enkideridu said:
I read a review of an asus m4a89gtd on newegg that said it doesn't look like it could fit two 5870s, and that was one of the best reviewed boards there was.
I really don't want to have to spend an extra 50 bucks on the Asus Crosshair 890FX since that seems to be the only (out of 4?) 890FX boards that people are buying.



I'm looking at an image of the m4a89gtd on newegg right now.

There's two slots(a 1x and a 4x) between the PCI-Express x16 slots, it appears to me that there would be ample room for two dual slot cards to fit on the board.
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May 7, 2010 8:32:04 PM

pinkeyes said:
I'm looking at an image of the m4a89gtd on newegg right now.

There's two slots(a 1x and a 4x) between the PCI-Express x16 slots, it appears to me that there would be ample room for two dual slot cards to fit on the board.


my god you're right!
I don't know why I thought it was the bottom two light blue ones (what are those then?)
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May 7, 2010 8:38:21 PM

Normal PCI slots
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May 7, 2010 8:49:26 PM

Mystery = SOLVED. Go get that one.
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May 8, 2010 6:58:57 PM

Best answer selected by enkideridu.
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