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In games that support Crossfire anyway. Personally, I would rather go for one of the biggest, beefiest cards you could afford. Maybe I will give the GTX 485 a whirl when it comes out...

I know right now my sister's computer beats mine in GRID (x4 965 with XFX HD 5870 XXX) because it does not support Crossfire. Everything else I destroy her with.
My budget <> your budget... LOL.

I can afford to go bigger if I'd like, but I'm not a hardcore gamer.

I'm looking to add the 1055t 95w when available, I need two more HDD's to Raid 1 for my photography, and I'd like to add the second video card in x-fire, well, kinda for the hell of it.
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Well, I would need to sell the HD 5970, but that went without saying. The GTX 480 beats an HD 5870, but loses to the HD 5970. Maybe the GTX 485 would be about the same? Who knows. The biggest problem is my extreme hate for nVidia after the nonsense they pulled with my nForce 3... so I am likely where I am until HD 6xxx series comes out.
     
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I think that a SLI GTX 460 is a better option since is the winner against the GTX 480 and for the same price.
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Is it confirmed that running HWMonitor as an administrator gives accurate temp readings? It's reading a good 5*C lower on load for me for my CPU at load than before when I just ran HWMonitor normally...This is great and all, but only if it's true...
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I think that a SLI GTX 460 is a better option since is the winner against the GTX 480 and for the same price.
But I have an ATI chipset and I'd rather not have to "hack" it.
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I'm planing hack my UD5 :lol: will see if that works
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decimate: I always have ran HWMonitor as admin. HWMonitor, CoreTemp, Everest, and everything else I have tried all agree on Core and "CPU" temps, even EasyTune.
     
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I have just started into the build of a new PC using the 890FXA-UD5 motherboard, but have found (to my annoyance) that the CPU cooler I have won't fit on the board because the DIMM slots are too close to the CPU.The CPU cooler that I thought would be ideal for this board is the Arctic cooler Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2, which can sit over the CPU facing towards or away from the "GIGABYTE" 890FX heatsink.

However, this cooler will fit if only there are only 2 sticks of DDR3 in the DIMM slots, but with 4 sticks it is a no-go. There is lots of space between the "Ultra Durable" MOSFET heatsink and the CPU, but none on the DIMM side. When the Artic cooler is installed, it overhangs the first DIMM slot by about one or two milimeters, making it impossible to install a 4th stick of DDR3 in that slot, regardless of whether DDR3 has cooling fins.




Putting the fan on the other side makes no difference. The problem with the Artic Cooler relative to this board is three fold:
1. it can only be mounted two ways, but never facing toward or away from the DIMMS, only parallel;
2. the fins are low down, close to the CPU, so the there is no "ceiling room" above the DIMMS, in fact there is a 4mm shortfall;
3. the cooler is is 10.4 cm (4.0 inches) wide, which means the fins pertrude over the 4th DIMM slot by one or two millimeters.
There seems to be a similar "limited clearance" problem with the Nocurna, as this article illustrates.

I think the proximity of the CPU to the DIMM slots is a design flaw with the 890FXA-UD5. It would be better if there was a row of capacitors between the CPU and the DIMMS in the same way there is a row of them between the CPU and "Ultra Durable" MOSFET heatsink.

Well, I have made my mistake, and had my rant, but has anyone suggest an CPU fan cooler that can fit when all 4 DIMMS are full?
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159.99 on newegg with promo code EMCYWYS53 48 hour sale! anyone need another board?

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It is not cheap I_Claudius, but the Prolimatech Megahalems or Mega Shadow both fit. You need the cooler, two 120mm x 25mm fans, and the AM2+/AM3 mounting bracket. If you would rather, you can also buy two sets of the 38mm fan clips to mount two 120 mm x 38m fans as I have.

The advantage of this setup is the cooler may be mounted in any orientation. On this board, however, even with the 25mm fan you can only put normal-height RAM. (The 25mm blocks two slots; the 38mm blocks three.) If you want to use oversized RAM, you will need to have the cooler set up only as a pull, not a push-pull. Granted, my DFI I had it like that, and temperatures were only 1º C warmer than with the push-pull configuration. (And apparently, about the same as when I tested push only.) Cooling performance as a push-pull is outstanding however, even with my fans running at only 1400 RPM. I currently run dual 38mm fans in push-pull with two kits of G.Skill ECO DDR3-1600 CL7 (F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO), giving me four full slots of normal-height RAM.
     
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