Micro-ATX cases designed for SLI? ?

Custom / CUSTOM
May 9, 2011 at 13:12:16
Specs: Windows 7, 2 GHz / 3071 MB
I'm looking at various Micro-ATX cases (Thermaltake Landbox, specifically), and some of them purport being able to house SLI, or a CROSSFIRE set-up. That means 2 video cards. But these cases only accept micro-atx MOBOs, and none of those MOBOs accept 2xpci-e slots, meaning no sli or crossfire.

So if the MOBO doesn't allow SLI, but the case does, what am I missing here? ATX MOBOs don't fit in those tiny cases


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#1
May 9, 2011 at 13:20:50
Wow...maybe my info is outdated. Is it possible to go SLI in a micro-atx mobo?

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#2
May 9, 2011 at 13:21:54
Not sure where you are getting the information from. There are two links below. The first is for AMD m-ATX boards with 2 PCIe x 16 slots. The second for Intel.

If a case comes with a power supply and the power supply can support SLI/ Crossfire then I would guess that is what they mean.

If you are planning on building a rig using TWO graphics cards I suggest you abandon the idea of using a micro-ATX case. You will run into overheating issues if you do that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



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#3
May 9, 2011 at 13:28:51
Thanks for your reply. I want to have one GPU now, and in the future go SLI.

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#4
May 9, 2011 at 13:32:56
Why do you want to use a m-ATX case? m-ATX motherboards as well as ATX boards will fit properly in an ATX case.

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#5
May 9, 2011 at 13:33:07
"what am I missing here?"

Maybe you just have poor searching skills?

http://www.evga.com/articles/00487/

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/890GX...

If you buy a real case instead of a lunchbox, you'll be able to do whatever you want with it.


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