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johnnyblazzwa February 19, 2010 11:25 AM

What Matx AM3 board's support crossfire(2pcie)?
Hi guys,
I'm already having the urge to possibly build another rig(my second), this time low profile

I'm wonder what micro ATX am3 DDR3 MB's support 2 graphic's card's?
I've found quite of few intel matx that support SLI but so far onoly one am3 by a brand i've never heard of
Newegg.ca - DFI LP JR 790GX-M3H5 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

this cant be all thats out there, is it?

i very well might go intel but i'd pefer another am3 so i can use my 550 in this rig when decide to make it

appreciate any insight

CMetaphor February 19, 2010 11:28 AM

Low profile? as in half-height cards? or did you actally mean SFF?

Either way, that DFI is pretty much the only Xfire AM3 board that I know of as well. Sorry.

johnnyblazzwa February 19, 2010 11:50 AM

i think i mean half height card's but i'm not even sure, nothing extremly small

game consol sized, thinking a case like this InWin BL631 Low Profile Micro ATX Case w/ 300W Power Supply, Black at Memory Express Computers or this ANTEC Minuet 350 Piano Black Slimline PC Case w/ 350W Power Supply at Memory Express Computers
and will look for better psu's if possible

of course i'll be 100% sure a card fits before purchasing 2 of them , i just love the idea of a little hot rodded gaming rig. I always loved the hp firedbird though it was always overpiced and had no room for expansion so i never purchased one. Well, lets just say i want to build my own firebird

not even sure when i build this, i just built my first rig and have nothing to complain about. just an urge, my slimline isn't cutting it as my firebird and i'll most liekly have an extra 550 lying around here in a few months

CMetaphor February 19, 2010 12:08 PM

Yup, both those cases are low profile. But low profile + crossfire = does not exist AFAIK. I've never seen a low profile ati or nvidia card with the appropriate sli/xfire connectors, sorry. Even if they did, the best you could probably manage is SLI/Xfire 5570s or GT240s which isn't exactly great for gaming...

If you like my advice, id say go for the Lian-li ITX cube (QB-07 i think its called) case, get a decent 780G or Intel ITX motherboard with a PCI-express x16 slot and get a full height card that fits in there, the most powerful one you can fit. The full sized PSU you can put in that case makes it ideal for a small gaming rig.

johnnyblazzwa February 19, 2010 12:11 PM

thanks , i'll that out

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