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Gigabyte or Asus?

By insanewhitekid
Sep 1, 2009
  1. I need a new board, Im looking for either a gigabyte or asus. It needs to be am2+ and capable for gaming. I have a big video card so the south bridge needs to not come too far up from the board. Please help me out with this. Does not need to be SLI. ~100 not too far over
    CPU- Phenom 9950 BE

    Video- 9800gtx+ < this takes up a lot of space

    RAM- OCZ Titanium 4 gb 800
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  3. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :)

    thank you red i just dont know if the south bridge heatsink is sticking up too far thus causing difficulty with the video card installation
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    if you go to the newegg link and click on the thumbnails it will open several views of it. im sure your card will work, it would be a huge blunder in design layout if if it didnt. if you look at the side view it looks like they kept the SB HS to be cleared by the GFX card, are you using a GTX 2XX?

    I read some reviews of the board, people are using them with HD 4870x2's and the 200 Nvidias
     
  5. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Negative just 1 video card. Also thank you so much red

    South bridge is the one that doest say gigabyte on it right
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    See the edit on last post, oh I meant are you using a GTX 200 series card?


    *******yes the one at the end of the blue PCIE slot
     
  7. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    not right now, just a 9800gtx+
     
  8. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cool im no tech spot maniac : ) but if you think it will fit as well that cant be too bad
     
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Ill second red's suggestion. Believe me they take into thought that someone may want to put a video card there. If not, they'd be out of business right now.
     
  10. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you smashbrada, If my question seems out of whack it is because i had previously bought a mobo in which the video card covered the SATA slots. My video card is big but i tested it on my ma 770 and there is plenty of room under the video card. hopefully this works. Thanks for your time guys. hopefully you will see me in the overclock thread soon.
     
  11. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello, so i bought the new board ive had it for a couple of weeks now, my cpu is running about 40c idle when before it was running at like 29c same GFX card same everything expect motherboard. Any comments?
     
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    First of, what are you using to find the temps, some programs are more reliable than a lot of programs. And which board did you get.
     
  13. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    What are your ambient temperatures? My Phenom II X3 720 runs at 40C idle without the air-conditioner and about 6-8C lower with the AC on. That too when using an OCZ Vendetta II.
     
  14. insanewhitekid

    insanewhitekid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Gigabyte 790gp ud4h. Ambient is about 80 most of the time.
     
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