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M3N78-VM
http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/M3N78VM/

GPU: ASUS HD7970 DIRECT CU II

I see people talking about 2 slots and 3 slots, what does it means?
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post #2 of 9
Yes it will fit in the pcie slot but will probably cover both your pci slots because its so thick
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It will work, but you will have a heavy bottle neck from your CPU. For 2-3 slots, your PC usually has 7 slots on the case for PCI cards. This card requires 3 of those 7. A normal card takes 2. This would also mean you won't have access to either of your PCI slots. Furthermore, what case do you have? This card is a BIG card. it is almost 11 inches long.
 
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post #4 of 9
It will be fine, as long as you don't have any PCI cards installed. Basically two slot and 3 slot means it takes the space of 2 or 3 cards. So in your case, if you had a 2 slot card, it would take up the PCI-E X16 slot space AND the first PCI slot space, meaning you could only use one PCI card. They still only plug into the PCI-e slot, but are that big, they cover the adjacent slot, rendering it unuseable. A 3 slot card would cover 2 adjacent slots reneding them unusable, which in your case would mean you couldn't use ANY of your PCI slots. Your PCI-E x1 would still be useable, if the case allows.

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post #5 of 9
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So what are u guys talking about are these 3 slots right?



And the asus 7970 would take up the 3 slots? And no i don have any PCI cards installed except my current lousy gpu installed on the black slots....

And what are some good air flow low budget casing that will fits this card? It's hot in my country....
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Yes that's correct. Haf cases are nice and big and budget friendly
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post #7 of 9
HAF 922 is a good choice. It is about 50 or so and has really good airflow.
 
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Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
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JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
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Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
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post #8 of 9
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Does my motherboard has usb 3.0?
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Originally Posted by darrenwks View Post

Does my motherboard has usb 3.0?

no, it does not
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