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post #1 of 11
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OK So, my MSI 890FXA-GD70 took a dump and I am getting an in-store credit from newegg to purchase a different board. However, I have 2 HD6950 Directcu II cards that take up 3 PCI slots a piece. I would like to get the Crosshair IV Formula, but the PCIe slots are four slots apart and from the look of it, my second card would extend past the bottom edge of the board and possibly block the installation of my Case connectors (power,reset, hdd led, etc.)

Does anyone have any suggestions for a great board (from newegg) that would work for me? thanks!
post #2 of 11
I wouldnt worry about your connectors, the board is designed to have a card pass over the bottom headers and still allow for them to be connected.
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post #3 of 11
If money wasn't an issue I would get an AsRock 890FX Deluxe 5 (link)

Great spacing for triple slot cards and Bulldozer ready. Not really that expensive either.
     
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by AgentHydra View Post
If money wasn't an issue I would get an AsRock 890FX Deluxe 5 (link)

Great spacing for triple slot cards and Bulldozer ready. Not really that expensive either.


I agree. It's got UEFI TOO
post #5 of 11
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Great, thanks! I'm gonna go with the ASRock 890fx Deluxe5. I hope it's VRMs don't crap the bed like my MSi 890fxa-dg70 did... (I loved that board but refuse to get another one)
post #6 of 11
Its 8+2 vrms so you should be good!
post #7 of 11
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How big of a difference is there in the overclockability/stability between 8+2 of this board and the 4+1 of the msi 890fxa-gd70? What do you think the chances are of me getting another msi board with vrm problems are? Ive only found one review for the deluxe5. I want something stable and great for overclocking. The chiv wont work for me because of the pcie slot setup.
post #8 of 11
Just a thought for you, but the Asus m4a89tdfx pro usb 3.0 would be i beleive a good choice also-i love mine and beleive your cards would fit fine. also is bios upgradeable for am3+.
    
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post #9 of 11
MSI's recent AMD boards have a track record of having less than ideal VRM designs. (check out this thread)

The Deluxe5 is very new but it looks pretty solid. Even though AsRock is a less common motherboard brand they are a sister company of Asus and have a good amount of experience making boards.
     
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post #10 of 11
Agreed about msi,couple years ago i thought i would try out msi with a new build, sorry never again, 2 boards one right after each other bit the dust. And Glad agentHydra brought up the part of Asrock being a sister company of Asus, not manny seem to know it or say it, but it is were they started asus,mothered them-lol. i remeber buying my brand new athlon 1000 and being so excited-lol, and seeing this brand new mobo company com out.
CRAP i,m getting old.
    
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