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post #1811 of 7108
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Where did you find the 6990? Aren't they sold out almost everywhere?

I eagerly await your photos as well.
I got them used, but at a sweet price. Now the real question will be whether I keep both, just one or neither. Quite honestly, one is overkill, but I like the idea of a single card with dual gpu's. I have actually considered the GTX460 2win and the Powercolor HD6870x2. The problem is that both are not water friendly. I will probably end up just keeping one, but I want to see if I can get both running for some benches just to say I did. However, that means I either borrow a decent PSU or run two PSU's. Once I get everything moved I will think about it and see how badly i want to do it.
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As sick as it sounds NewEgg had a 6990 up in the OpenBox cards for only $400 a week or so ago

I guess I'll be back searching there for an HD 6950 deal or ??? GTX deal again ... well as soon as NewEgg RMA's the 480 Lightning and doesn't charge me the stupid 15% restocking fee. I hope


btw: what's a MM case ?
MM is Mountain Mods.

I wish I found one of those 6990 for $400

With your 480, can you hack out a piece of your case to make it fit? That is a nice deal to give up on. Maybe even sell it on here when you get the rep or ebay or something.
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post #1813 of 7108
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With your 480, can you hack out a piece of your case to make it fit? That is a nice deal to give up on. Maybe even sell it on here when you get the rep or ebay or something.
The card itself actually FIT inside (suprised me too ), though boy oh boy it was as snug as snug can be ... however I couldn't plug in the power connectors AND have the side panel cover on at the same time.

But none the less I tried to at least get it running with the side panel off ... and couldn't. Win7, Bios, DeviceManager, the support CD that came with the card, NOT ONE of them could detect the "NEW HARDWARE" ... also tried it on my old board, and the same issue, so I'm sending it back to NewEgg, it's defective IMO.

But yeah, too bad ... $220 post rebate and pre Tax was a nice deal on what used to be a $550 card
   
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Might want to really consider a different case. Also, if it is defective, MSI will replace it, so it might be worth considering.
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post #1815 of 7108
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The card itself actually FIT inside (suprised me too ), though boy oh boy it was as snug as snug can be ... however I couldn't plug in the power connectors AND have the side panel cover on at the same time.

But none the less I tried to at least get it running with the side panel off ... and couldn't. Win7, Bios, DeviceManager, the support CD that came with the card, NOT ONE of them could detect the "NEW HARDWARE" ... also tried it on my old board, and the same issue, so I'm sending it back to NewEgg, it's defective IMO.

But yeah, too bad ... $220 post rebate and pre Tax was a nice deal on what used to be a $550 card
I second the new case idea. Even though I know you don't like the notion. How wide is the card anyways?
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post #1816 of 7108
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How wide is the card anyways?
Well here it is up against my old XFX Radeon HD 5770 ...



the 5770 is 8" long x 4.5" tall x 1.5" wide,
a "reference" GTX480 would be 10.5" x 4.4" x 1.5" to compare
... the MSI Lightning measures 12.0" long x 5.0" tall x 1.8" wide. It's DAMN BIG!

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/13/11 at 11:25pm
   
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the MSI Lightning measures 12.0" long x 5.0" tall x 1.8" wide. It's DAMN BIG!
Wow that is pretty dang big. If only you got it working, I may even have taken it off your hands.
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IMO, a quality 650w psu is enough for 570 sli, 750w if heavy overclocking.

You can run a 5970 + 1090t or similar setup with corsair cx400w, yeah sure the fan ramps up but you can.
You can...

But you couldnt put load on both. You wouldn't be able to game or do any CPU/GPU extentsive tasks

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Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster. First box of goodies came in from 'egg today so I figured I'd post up in this thread. Last ASUS board I had was a Commando....after that I was a Gigabyte UD fanboy for quite some time. This Gene board has enticed me back into the ASUS ranks. Looking forward to working with it.


Edited by st311a - 8/14/11 at 12:12am
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Looking nice, whats your specs?
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