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Did I harm my motherboard?

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January 15, 2013 9:24:27 PM

I was trying to fit an Nvidia 315 from my current computer into my new build just for a test boot. Is it a bad thing if I tried (quite forcefully) to fit it into the PCIe x16 slot on a Sabertooth 990FX? There was a slight crunching sound, but the same thing happens with RAM, but that continues to work just fine...

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January 15, 2013 9:25:46 PM

it should be fine, but really id get a better video card
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January 15, 2013 9:26:45 PM

Yeah, I'm planning on a 670 AMP! Edition, but I had pretty much everything except the video card and some spare time, so I just put it together...
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January 15, 2013 9:27:20 PM

get a gigabyte windforce or a msi power edition. they are smaller and better options
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January 15, 2013 9:29:54 PM

The space doesn't make a difference to me, and the Zotac seems to be the quickest option for the money. I'll be waiting until 700-series, though, most likely, for a price-drop.
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January 15, 2013 9:32:54 PM

Best answer selected by The Indomitable.
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January 15, 2013 9:37:03 PM

my gigabyte sits at 55c at full load for the most part. and is very quiet compared to a zotac. the overclock can be easily done by yourself
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January 15, 2013 9:44:39 PM

The Gigabyte is more power hungry, and sound doesn't matter at this point, since I'll be using headphones mostly.
And as for the space, it makes no difference, since a 2-slot card can't go in the second PCIe slot because of the soundcard.
What PCB does the Windforce have?
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January 15, 2013 9:58:55 PM

its a 680 pcb but with a extra power phase
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