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post #1991 of 6741
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Originally Posted by dogbiscuit View Post

OMG, I put both my HD 5850's into my comp to see how they would fit, and the second one obscures most of the SATA ports. What a bad design !!!!

So I'm wondering if those cables that have the plugs at right angles would fit behind the card or am I stuck with just two SATA ports ?

I suppose two ports is enough.

 

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post #1992 of 6741
I do apologise, I should have said - Z77DS3H
I like it very much, but I think putting the ports there was a bit careless.
A long video card with a double width cooler covers 3 out if the 5 ports.
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post #1993 of 6741
Seeing how the board doesn't support x8/x8 and the second slot is PCIe 2.0 with x4 electrical lanes through the PCH, I guess they don't really expect you to populate the second slot with a long double-slot graphics card. Still it's a bit cheap, maybe an oversight, but maybe not really.
post #1994 of 6741
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Originally Posted by dogbiscuit View Post

I do apologise, I should have said - Z77DS3H
I like it very much, but I think putting the ports there was a bit careless.
A long video card with a double width cooler covers 3 out if the 5 ports.
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Without changing your board, you're stuck. You'd only be able to add in 2 right angle connectors, at most. 

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post #1995 of 6741
Yeah guess I'll get a couple of right angle cables and see how it fits.
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post #1996 of 6741
Would the x4 slot bottleneck a HD5850 - I've been googling around and as usual the internet is confused and confusing.
Best account I found was this for HD5870 which gives performance in the x4 slot as 95%
I could live with that.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5870_PCI-Express_Scaling/25.html
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post #1997 of 6741
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Originally Posted by dogbiscuit View Post

Would the x4 slot bottleneck a HD5850 - I've been googling around and as usual the internet is confused and confusing.
Best account I found was this for HD5870 which gives performance in the x4 slot as 95%
I could live with that.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5870_PCI-Express_Scaling/25.html

 

It will bottleneck the card in Crossfire, not a huge amount. At worst, around 10%.

 

It's still recommended to get a new board.

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post #1998 of 6741
Hi guys,

My current PSU is loud as hell and I'm looking for a new one. I believe I have narrowed it down to the Corsair AX650 and Seasonic X-400 fanless platinum edition. Both are for around $120.

I am aiming for near silence, although I am concerned the x-400 will not be enough for my system.

I have an AMD x4 955 black edition
550ti
3 hard drives
8gb ddr3

If the X-400 was not enough, that is why I am looking at the AX650, which I also aim to use in a future multi gpu rig.
post #1999 of 6741
X-400 is enough, but at the kinds of loads you're looking at, the AX650 would certainly be quieter than the hard drives and graphics card (unless maybe you have an aftermarket cooler on that, but then still most likely).
post #2000 of 6741
The GTX 550 Ti has a TDP of 115w, and the Phenom II x4 955 BE has a stock TDP of 125w. If you're not OCing either component, then an X-400 will undoubtedly be just fine. If you're heavily overclocking the CPU, then it may be a problem.
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