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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7990 Announced

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  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    How long is the card? I figure it's about 14"?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Exactly 12".
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    mertesn said:

    I'd like to build something around the BitFenix Prodigy.

    You can't quadfire on m-itx though. :p
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    This is my dream build. Something micro ATX, single bad ass 7990. It's mostly for gaming, so an FX-6300 is probably sufficient and will help to balance the heat load in a smaller enclosure. I'm seriously considering selling off parts and going smaller.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Apr 2013

    This is my dream build. Something micro ATX, single bad ass 7990. It's mostly for gaming, so an FX-6300 is probably sufficient and will help to balance the heat load in a smaller enclosure. I'm seriously considering selling off parts and going smaller.

    if only Gigabyte/Asus/etc would make a Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX 990FX motherboard.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    We don't make motherboards.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Apr 2013
    Thrax said:

    We don't make motherboards.

    And I knew that. Fixed my post. Apologies

    I've search high and low for a 990FX M-ITX board to put with a FX-8320. Sad Panda
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian
    Lots of Z77 chipset boards to choose from in M-ITX. I'm guessing Cliff isn't sitting on many socket 1155 chips, though.
    mertesnfatcat
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    @FatCat - I'm not sure I'd benefit that greatly from a 990fx chipset, on a single card, cramed into a smaller enclosure, I'm probably not going to overclock, if I do, very modestly without over volting any. A modest AM3+ mobo will likely save me money, as long as it's designed to be stable at stock, I'm sure it will be just fine for what I have in mind.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Yeah, there's almost zero reason to do 990FX in a mITX form factor. You only get one GPU slot, so there's no benefit.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    @Cliff_Forster @mertesn SATA 6Gb/s? Also you can CF/SLI on a MicroATX ;)

    I don't know why you would get a HD7990 and then use old SATA 3Gb/s.

    This was the only motherboard on Newegg with SATA 6 Gb/s in MicroATX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345&IsVirtualParent=1

    meh, BioStar.

    But that's just me. If I had money for a $999 video card I would also be running some Vector or Samsung 840's in Raid-0
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    @fatcat, SATA 6Gb/s is common to all 900-series chipsets. I'd like to know where all of the 990-series uATX boards disappeared to on Newegg :(

    I misread Cliff's build as mini-ITX.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Apr 2013
    mertesn said:

    @fatcat, SATA 6Gb/s is common to all 900-series chipsets. I'd like to know where all of the 990-series uATX boards disappeared to on Newegg :(

    I misread Cliff's build as mini-ITX.

    Okay. Yea I thought it was odd there were no MATX/MITX AMD 9xx motherboards. I agree you don't need 990FX.

    Maybe the lack of onboard GPU? I see numerous FM1/2 motherboards
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    Micro ATX is probably the form factor I'd look at. MITX would be pretty bad ass, I'm just not sure I'd cram that much in it.
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