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Good X58 Motherboards for Crossfire?

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April 10, 2010 5:46:24 PM

So my current Gigabyte EX58-UD5 mobo isn't really working in crossfire. It basically burned up one of 5770's. So I purchased a single 5870 instead. My question is.. what motherboard should I purchase if I wanted to buy another 5870? I need one that has good spacing between the PCI-E slots so that the top card can breath. I'm surprised more people don't have this issue.




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April 10, 2010 5:53:36 PM

the asus boards tend to have a better layout then gigabyte
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April 10, 2010 5:55:25 PM

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It basically burned up one of 5770's. So I purchased a single 5870 instead.

Explain. If It literally fried your card, chances are it's a PSU issue.

Please list full specs.
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April 10, 2010 6:04:10 PM

The top card was running at 90c-95c during gaming..it finally started to artifact after several days..

Intel 920 @ 3.7ghz
Noctua heatsink (2) 120mm
6GB Corsair Dominator 1600 7-7-7-20
PC Power and cooling 750w Silencer
(2) Sapphire Vapor-X 5770s
Antec p193 Case w/ (4) 120mm, (2) 140mm, (1) 200mm side fan
(2) 300gb WD Raptors raid 0
(1) 500gb seagate
SB X-FI
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April 10, 2010 6:34:51 PM

im not sure about the Asus boards. Can't be certain that all lanes are actually x16.
Some are actually x8 slots.

Are you sure the card burnt out? Perhaps it was artifacting becuase crossfire is glitchy. Try each individual card to see if they artifact out of crossfire.

It is hard to simply burn out a card that way. The cards would underclock itself when temperature exceeds the max.
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