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Crossfire MSI 990FXA-GD80 w/ 2 XFX 6790s

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Question:

I have the MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130600
And i just purchased a second XFX Radeon 6790.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150534
My motherboard came with 3 SLI cables but none for crossfire.
Do i need to purchase a crossfire bridge connector cable?
If so, Should it be a XFX brand cable or will any work? Are some better then others? Why isn't this build into the board yet? (last question is not a serious one).

Thanks.
-Mike

EDIT: After researching the issue i don't believe the brand of the crossfire bridge adapter matters but i found an XFX one anyway.
http://www.frys.com/ShopCartServlet?purchase=6677894

Can anyone confirm/deny this is what i should get?
Edited by meinspeik - 11/4/11 at 5:27pm
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Most cards come with crossfire cables.

Any brand should work fine, not aware of any of them being any better than others.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial m4 Noctua DH14 win7 64 ultimate HP 2511x 
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My motherboard 990FXA-GD80 comes with 3! SLI cables. They do not fit my video cards. ALSO neither of my nice new XFX video cards came with a crossfire cable! MSI and XFX wth guys?

So i assume i have to purchase this cable from fry's then (newegg and tigerdirect don't have it.)
http://www.frys.com/ShopCartServlet?purchase=6677894

This needs to be built into the mobo so theres no need to purchase an adapter >_<.
Edited by meinspeik - 11/4/11 at 5:31pm
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I just received the Mobo yesterday and I don't think that the CF bridge that I currently have would be long enough to support a x16-x16 setup on the board for my 6850s frown.gif.
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