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post #1 of 9
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hi there,

I am thinking of buying 1 of the following x48 MB's:

- Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 Intel X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
- DFI DFI-LPUTX48-T2R Intel X48 (Socket LGA 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

I want to install the following on my chosen MB:

- OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8000C5 1000MHz ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth Edition Dual Channel DDR2
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor
- EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
- 3 x SATA HDD's

All of this will go in the Antec p180 case. Can anyone foresee any problems with the size of the MB or the length of the EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX??

Any help would be great!

regards
Jp
    
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I know zero about raid, but otherwise that should go together just fine.
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wicked! The 3xSATA won't be RAID anyway dude.
    
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You shouldn't have any clearance problem, it's a big case. The components are compatible, so I don't see any problem.
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post #5 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
You shouldn't have any clearance problem, it's a big case. The components are compatible, so I don't see any problem.
Cool. I only asked because my Gainward GeForce 7800 GTX only just about fits in there!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jpmad4it View Post
Cool. I only asked because my Gainward GeForce 7800 GTX only just about fits in there!
You know, the 8800GTX isn't that much bigger than the 7800GTX. You may want to take a look at this before getting the GTX tho,

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post #7 of 9
Putting the ReaperX on the Gigabyte or DFI boards could be physically problematic.

Gigabyte x48 @ Newegg

DFI X48 @ Newegg

Techpowerup Review of ReaperX

The first two show pics from Newegg, and notice how close the memory slots are to the first PCI-E slot. The DFI appears to have a little more space, but not much.

For the Techpowerup link, scroll to the bottom and see their installation pictures. Another issue they point out is how capacitors might get in the way of the heatspreader.

Gigabyte also has the memory slots somewhat close to the CPU socket. If you want to use a large cooler that could also be an issue.

The DFI board seems to be slightly more accomodating, but I can't say for sure what will or will not work. Your post just rung a bell and I looked up that ReaperX review.

hope that helps,

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post #8 of 9
My 8800 GTX fit in my P180 Just fine. The middle cage is removable, So I don't see a problem with two. I could fit 4 HDD's in the lower cage if I wanted (I only had 3-In Raid 0) The Motherboard will fit fine. It's not a server MB, Just regular full.
And for CPU cooling, A tuniq tower 120 Fits just fine, just about anything will.
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post #9 of 9
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I think I am going to wait for the new Gigabyte GA-EP45-Extreme Intel P45 DDR2 Motherboard to arrive.

I've also really come to hate how the PSU sits in the bottom of the p180 case. Its a really tight fit and there's sod-all ventilation down there. Not sure what to do TBH.
    
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