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gotcha. would 2 6950's in crossfire setup fit though? Im talking in terms of width not length this time.

Because a micro atx places pci slots closer together would this interfere with 2 6950s in cf.

keep in mind 6950 is a thick card.
post #12 of 23
Micro atx pci slot are not closer together there's just 3 slots less than full atx MB.
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so youre telling me i can run a 6950 crossfire setup with no problem on this motherboard?
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^^ yes but why do you want a micro atx board if you got the $ for 2 6950s. They going run pretty hot since there's no space between them.
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by jswizzy View Post
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"

anyway...

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.
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post #16 of 23
that will be your case limitation. not the board
i have seen 2xgtx590s and 2x6990 on the board. lol
     
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As CustomComputerFTW stated - its going to be pretty hot in your case if its a mATX format case with 2x6950 CF setup.

What Case do you have?
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post #18 of 23
Yeah, why would you buy a micro ATX board if you have enough money for a crossfire setup? That's kinda weird. I mean, if you have enough money for crossfire, you definitely have enough money for a properly sized board, and the case to fit them in easily...

Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to cut corners like that...spend the money and in the long run you'll be happy you went the extra mile.
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post #19 of 23
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haha sorry for the confusion guys. to clear things up. I'm planning on buying the first 6950 next week, and the second one sometime in the future.

i just want a system all planned out so that all I have to do in the future is pick up a 2nd 6950 without having to switch mobos or psu etc.

Furthermore, the reason im going with the asus p8p67-m pro is because at $150 its cheaper than the next cheapest board i want that has crossfire x8/x8 support which is the ASRock p67 extreme 4 ($176.29)

A lot of you guys are saying that the asus p8p67-m would draw too much heat for a crossfire setup of 6950's so would it be better for me to just get the asrock???
post #20 of 23
Yeah, you're better off getting the Extreme 4 for asrock, or the P8P67 Pro, for asus.

Don't get so stringent with money like this. It always comes back to bite you in the ass, someday, when you go "wow I wish I had spent the extra $30..."

Piece of mind and convenience is FAR, far more better than the $30 tag.

Any of the boards: P8p67 Pro, Asrock EX4, Gigabyte UD4, will fit within your budget and will serve you alot better.
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