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Crossfire 6950 on Maximus IV Gene Z

post #1 of 21
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Hi all
Gettin above mobo I5 an 8GB ripjaws on friday (also leaving AMD gamers club),
wondering if anyone has anyone ever Crossfired on this mobo, I was wondering if there is enough room between the PCIe bus's. Would have to WC my cards?
thanks dom
post #2 of 21
You can do Crossfire, but the cards will obviously be very close together, causing increased heat (and therefore noise).

For example:

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post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hmm its a shame cause i want that mobo pretty bad, Anyone know a similar Priced bored thats as good as this, think i should get the Sabertooth P67, or is there a Z68 version?
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Hatakescreams;15519361 
Hi all
Gettin above mobo I5 an 8GB ripjaws on friday (also leaving AMD gamers club),
wondering if anyone has anyone ever Crossfired on this mobo, I was wondering if there is enough room between the PCIe bus's. Would have to WC my cards?
thanks dom

If you crossfire 2 cards, the top card will only have about 4mm of clearence for air intake. Watercooling will be the best option or have a 120mm fan blowing fresh air from side panel.
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post #5 of 21
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well ill be getting a 500R with big ol 200mm fan on the side
post #6 of 21
It'll be tight ... but NOT as tight as the PIC t-ramp linked, as you see in this pic from one of the Gene-Z owners in our group, you'll have about a 1/4" gap or so between cards. We have many people doing SLI / X-Fire just not that many good Pics of it that aren't from the WATER COOLING guys, 1/2 the dual card rigs are W/C'd, and seems like the BETTER solution.

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Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 10/31/11 at 12:45pm
   
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post #7 of 21
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Okay well i can afford to WC till febuary, so i need a diffent mobo i think any recomendations
post #8 of 21
How about the Asus P8P67 PRO?
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post #9 of 21
There's always the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z68

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or the New Asus ROG Rampage IV Extreme tongue.gif


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post #10 of 21
The 6950s/6970s in the first pic look to have backplates installed, besides it not being a Gene-Z (6 RAM slots; looks to be the Rampage III Gene or somesuch).
Edited by friend'scatdied - 10/31/11 at 3:12pm
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