Originally Posted by jswizzy
yes falkentyne i'm aware of that. can you re-read my previous post because that is clearly not what I was asking. I was asking if "any part of the motherboard's components would get in the way of a large gpu"
now I want to ask you. would 2 6950's in crossfire setup fit. because to my understanding the pci express slots are closer to eachother in a microatx motherboard as opposed to a regular atx motherboard.
Would I be able to stick two 6950s (one of the largest video cards in existance) in a crossfire setup in this motherboard??
To answer your question:
If I'm not mistaken, you're wondering if the motherboard itself, as in the components attached to it, would inhibit the space in direct contact with a card you would place in an expansion slot.
There is not and will never be a motherboard that restricts its own expansion slots.
If you have a PCIe x16 slot, you can fit ANY PCIe card into it, no matter what. All the components of the motherboard have been strategically placed away from slot's line of sight.
But if you do buy the HD 6950, it will stretch OVER the end of the motherboard, which means that it will not fit into any mATX case.
I personally have an ASUS P8P67-M Pro and I had to use a big wire-cutter to cut the inside of my case to fit my GTX 480. So, that may or may not be something you're willing/able to do.
Hope this helps.