Originally Posted by Benz;14180221
I don't think it will. If you're planning on using a single card then you might wanna consider buying GA-990FXA-UD3 or maybe even GA-990XA-UD3.
Here is my reasoning behind why I think the UD3 is a better fit. (for me at least)
The Red box will be your single dual slot video card. The Blue will be the second card IF and/or WHEN a sli/crossfire setup is used.
This is the kicker, Both slots run FULL PCIe2.0 x16. Bonus.
BUT even with BOTH main GPU x16 slots are used you still retain use of your PCIe x4 slots. (additional raid card for some raid SSD lovin latter on... or whatever). Not to mention the middle PCIe x4 allows air flow between the 2 cards that can be installed.
On top of that you still have a PCIe x1 slot chillin' for whatever you might want. (extra USB 3.0? Sound card?)
The port setup is excellent.
Further more, NO HEATPIPES! I use a BTX case. And heatpipes dont always agree with being mounted upside down. Yes, yes... they should be wicked and it should not be an issue... But even if wicked correctly the way it is configured to transfer heat (from south chips to mosfets, to cool via rear fan and flow back down) is all messed up.
So (again in my case) this is a win, win.
As far as i have researched all the UDx boards have the same power setup. 8+2. So i dont think there is anything to gain from that. it just boils down to additional features, and video cards that can be used.