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Slots are an issue, PSU is mounted in the base, I can't use the lower slot unless I move the psu, I think. Need to double check
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Slots are an issue, PSU is mounted in the base, I can't use the lower slot unless I move the psu, I think. Need to double check

A quick pic will really help us out here.
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Will post one later
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Just get another 290 while they are dirt cheap. Then watercool them with proper blocks. There will be no card that distinguishes itself as an obvious choice because the 290/x will be rebranded and mroe expensive if you wait for them and the halo card will be upwards of 800 bucks.
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Aye aye to the second 290....

I'm running two 290 trixxies right now, and they are doing great.
Very mild summer time clocks at 1040/1350 are still blistering fast, and my 3 season clocks of 1100/1400 will make your cheeks hurt from grinning biggrin.gif

I got my first 290 Tri-X for $180 on craigslist, and my newest one refurbished on newegg for $230.
Has been the best graphic horsepower, bang-for-the-buck I can ever remember buying. thumb.gif
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post #16 of 69
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Will post one later

 

You don't need to post pics. All we have to do is look at pics of the motherboard and the case and it becomes clear that the bottom-most PCI-E slot is like a half an inch above the PSU.

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post #17 of 69
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Aye aye to the second 290....

I'm running two 290 trixxies right now, and they are doing great.
Very mild summer time clocks at 1040/1350 are still blistering fast, and my 3 season clocks of 1100/1400 will make your cheeks hurt from grinning biggrin.gif

I got my first 290 Tri-X for $180 on craigslist, and my newest one refurbished on newegg for $230.
Has been the best graphic horsepower, bang-for-the-buck I can ever remember buying. thumb.gif

What FPS you seeing with that setup?
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post #18 of 69
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About 1/16" clearance between bottom edge of mobo and psu,
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post #19 of 69
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What FPS you seeing with that setup?


I'm not seeing any FPS.... the are too high! hahaha

But seriously, it just depends on the game.
It's really strong though.
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Lol, hey, can I do CF without CCC? It conflicts with Spyder4Elite monitor calibration, so I never install it, but according to what I've read, Catalyst Control is necessary for Crossfire
Edited by SAFX - 5/19/15 at 4:53pm
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