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    Junior Member LOWTEC's Avatar
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    Default CF bridge not long enough?

    As title states my crossfire bridges that came with my 2 asus 4870 1gb cards are not quite long enough to reach on my new xfx x58i mobo. they reach the x8 slot but the x16 slots are 1 pci slot 2 far away. anyone know where I can get a longer cf cable? alternatively does someone want to buy 2 4870s?

    on a side note if your thinking of getting a i7 system I wouldnt as have not been impressed with my new one I just built but if your that keen at least dont get an xfx x58i mobo - worst mobo ever...

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    Default Re: CF bridge not long enough?

    Just use the x8 slot, you wont tell the difference.
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    Default Re: CF bridge not long enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    Just use the x8 slot, you wont tell the difference.
    +1, for most games/apps you will only see a 1-7% difference


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    Default Re: CF bridge not long enough?

    Yea I would use the x8 slot but having the cards so close together makes the top card about 10-15 degrees hotter on average so if it was easy/cheap enough to get a longer one I would do it.

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    Default Re: CF bridge not long enough?

    AFAIK you can't get longer crossfire bridges

    Since it runs hotter maybe an after market cooler would help?


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