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post #621 of 1895
Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard;12932415 
Ye, the GD53 is basically a GD55.

thanks mate thumb.gif

looks like il be getting the GD53 once i get a confirmation that it has the internal USB 3.0 header biggrin.gif!
    
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Originally Posted by lucas4;12932498 
thanks mate thumb.gif

looks like il be getting the GD53 once i get a confirmation that it has the internal USB 3.0 header biggrin.gif!

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Also, ignore the part of my quote that mentioned start and reset buttons, they're there too (as can also be seen on the above pic).
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Well this sucks. It seems I won't be able to go Crossfire after all. While it seems I'll be able to connect a GPU to the top PCIe slot, the second one interferes with my front panel connectors. GRR. I'm trying to see if I can, but it looks like I'll be sending back my second 5870.
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Originally Posted by Demented;12932821 
Well this sucks. It seems I won't be able to go Crossfire after all. While it seems I'll be able to connect a GPU to the top PCIe slot, the second one interferes with my front panel connectors. GRR. I'm trying to see if I can, but it looks like I'll be sending back my second 5870.

Can't you just connect them directly (you know without that quick connect thing that comes with the board)? That should be low enough to still have room for the 2nd card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard;12933095 
Can't you just connect them directly (you know without that quick connect thing that comes with the board)? That should be low enough to still have room for the 2nd card.

Nope, with them it sticks up even higher. I tried pulling them as tight as I can without damaging them, but when I try to put the card in there, it's blocking me being able to get it in.

It looks like I could get it in there somehow if I had like 4 arms with 10 fingers on each hand. lol

I'm still trying, but it's getting a bit frustrated. Sucks major, because I had done all of these benchmarks with the old setup and was really looking forward to seeing the differences with CrossFire.

EDIT: Woot! I think I got it! It's in, but I won't know for a while if it will still power up unless I test it right after I get the H50 back on. I wouldn't want to open the new card if when I go to power it on, it won't work cause of the pressure on the connections.
Edited by Demented - 3/30/11 at 12:21pm
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post #626 of 1895
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Are they really taller than the SATA ports? If they are, that's a huge flaw. I'd try contacting MSI Support. You could ghetto the cables on with some copper wire, but I'd be worried about bare copper wires in a PC.

If you don't shut down too often, you can start the PC with the onboard buttons and circumvent the problem for now.

Also, I made this pic with the physical differences between the GD55 and GD53 for those interested:
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Missing IEEE 1394/Firewire connector
Missing DLED3 connector ("For future MSI control card")
Missing chips for Firewire (VIA VT630BP)
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/30/11 at 12:38pm
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It's a known design flaw. Only thing I can suggest is to get a right angle adapter if you SLI/CF with long cards.
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planning on building my first rig soon. Is the GD65 a good board? I have heard about some infinite loop problem is this something that's chronic on these boards that I should get a different one? Since this is my first build I really don't want to run into a problem like this
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I just looked at my set-up. The Twin Frozr 560 seems to be just short enough to avoid that problem, should one choose to SLi.
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planning on building my first rig soon. Is the GD65 a good board? I have heard about some infinite loop problem is this something that's chronic on these boards that I should get a different one? Since this is my first build I really don't want to run into a problem like this

That problem was resolved AFAIK prior to BIOS v1.9. It's a good no-frills board if that's what you're looking for. smile.gif
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