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Old March 3, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Default Good Crossfire Board - Slot Spacing Issue

Hey guys, I have the P5Q-PRO, and I recently got 2x Sapphire HD 4870 for good deals

In my rig, I have a PCI wireless card, and an Auzen Xplosion PCI soundcard. The layout of the slots on the P5Q-PRO limit what I can fit on the board.

The 4870 being a dual slot card also makes it more of an issue. I can fit the 2 cards, and the sound card on the lowest pci slot, but it cuts off all airflow from the bottom 4870.

I am in the market for another ASUS board, intel chipset, similiar to P5Q-PRO... but with better slot arrangment. I ditch the pci wireless card, and just a usb adapter, but i need my dedicated soundcard!

The Maximus II Formula has a nice layout, being that it has the pci slots above the pci express slots, so the cards can breathe through the bottom. Although I don't really have $350 to dump into that board.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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