I am... contemplating, maybe getting this Board...
I like the PCI-E slot configurations as they are laid out much better on this board then on any other 990FX that I've seen!
However, now I know that the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
has been discussed as to whether it would fit in the top slot... and it was determined that perhaps it would not and the slot would be better for shorter cards.
Therefore, what about that Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
? This card is a bit shorter then the HD, I believe... and it is because of this Card, that I am very picky about having a PCI-e slot in a convenient location and still have the option of running xFire in the future!
Also, which is the primary PCI-e slot for the Video Card? If I only use one video card, for now, which slot would it be required to go into, and would any of the other slots require a raiser card? My current 890GX requires that I put my Vid Card in the bottom PCIe-x16 slot, and stick a raiser card into the top slot... not that, such would be much of a huge problem, but just curious!
Also, all those "Fatal1ty" logos all over the heat sinks, can those be removed at all, or are that a permanent fixture on the Board? I think this Board would look 10 times more beautiful without them! LOL
Lastly... from what it looks like on the picture on Newegg, zooming in, on the Board...
This Board has FIVE, fan connections? CPUfan1, CPUfan2, ChaFan1, ChaFan2, PwrFan1
Is that accurate? That is fricking awesome! So like, if one had a Water Loop, with two fans on their Rad, they could put both those on the two CPU Fan headers, and the Pump on the PwrFan?
Is that accurate?