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Regarding Space in a Motherboard with a Graphics Card

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August 25, 2011 1:07:38 AM

Hello all,
This might seem like a stupid question I realize, but I would like to just make sure before buying the motherboard. I saw this on microcenter.com, figured good deal for an ATX motherboard:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... P67H2-A3 ECS.

Now I haven't rebuilt my current computer in quite some time, which has a 9600 gt and this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

With my 9600 GT, I never had a space issue being single slot. But I noticed the newer designs on the motherboard where the heatsink for part of it has moved very close to the PCI Express x16 slot. Now I'm going to be buying a double slot graphics card, hence my reason to go with a Full ATX Mobo instead of Mid. Is there going to be a space issue there? Cuz I've noticed, for example, a card like this seems to bump into that heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (just an example, not necessarily buying this one).
August 25, 2011 2:46:10 AM

There shouldn't be any issues most new boards are designed to accommodate the double slot cards. If your still concerned contact the manufacturer of the board of of the heat sink supplier and ask them about possible issues.
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August 25, 2011 2:53:45 AM

cpatel1987 said:
Hello all,
This might seem like a stupid question I realize, but I would like to just make sure before buying the motherboard. I saw this on microcenter.com, figured good deal for an ATX motherboard:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... P67H2-A3 ECS.

Now I haven't rebuilt my current computer in quite some time, which has a 9600 gt and this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

With my 9600 GT, I never had a space issue being single slot. But I noticed the newer designs on the motherboard where the heatsink for part of it has moved very close to the PCI Express x16 slot. Now I'm going to be buying a double slot graphics card, hence my reason to go with a Full ATX Mobo instead of Mid. Is there going to be a space issue there? Cuz I've noticed, for example, a card like this seems to bump into that heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (just an example, not necessarily buying this one).


I wouldn't get that motherboard. ECS does not update the bios for their mobos regularly so any problems you encounter will not get addressed right away, if ever.

I would stick with Gigabyte, Asus or ASrock in no particular order.

If you are looking for a p67 board, GA-P67A-UD3P, Asrock P67 Extreme6, Asus P8P67 are all mighty fine p67 boards.
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