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Asus ipibl lb - Nvidia gtx 480

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September 4, 2010 7:08:31 PM

I have the ASUS IPIB - LB motherboard and just acquire a nvidia gtx480.

The card is long and covers the sata 0 and sata 1 connectors.

Can i connect my main hard drive to the sata 2 connector?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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September 4, 2010 7:48:02 PM

Just try it.
Theoretically it should work just fine.

But if I may ask, why would you want a GTX480 in that OEM Mobo/Case/PSU. Its gonna get pretty hot if the PSU runs it at all.
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September 4, 2010 8:30:42 PM

I got a coolmater hyper tx3 for the cpu and a coolmater power supply too.

I hope this can help to heat problems.

What do you think?
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September 4, 2010 8:33:30 PM

A CPU cooler doesn't do anything to the GPU heat, and CM PSUS aren't the best, which model to be exact?

When you have a cramped small case with bad airflow, the GTX480 is going to overheat like crazy. You can get a Gelid Icy vision, but a new case would be a much better investment IMO.
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September 4, 2010 10:45:36 PM

bartlock said:
I have the ASUS IPIB - LB motherboard and just acquire a nvidia gtx480.

The card is long and covers the sata 0 and sata 1 connectors.

Can i connect my main hard drive to the sata 2 connector?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Yes you can, you will have to go into BIOS and set SATA port to boot from but it can be any SATA connector.
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September 4, 2010 10:49:02 PM

Mousemonkey is right, my main hard drive is Sata... 3 I think.

Timop is also right, I wouldn't put a GTX480 in a small cramped case, granted I don't think it would be hard to mod to make better...
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September 4, 2010 10:52:39 PM

Helltech said:
Mousemonkey is right, my main hard drive is Sata... 3 I think.

Timop is also right, I wouldn't put a GTX480 in a small cramped case, granted I don't think it would be hard to mod to make better...

I have 5 HDD's and I couldn't tell you which one is the boot drive other than it's not SATA 0. :lol: 
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September 4, 2010 11:36:07 PM

Well, right now i'm writing from the computer with the gtx 480, the main hard drive is connected to sata 2 without problems.

@Timop The Cool Master power supply is the M700.

But yes this case is small. :( 

Soon i will get a new case, mobo and i'm thimking an I7. but for now this will help me to edit some hi def video and finish a project that was just horrible to edit with a smaller video card.

Thanks to everyone for your posts.
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September 4, 2010 11:38:38 PM

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September 4, 2010 11:39:18 PM

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