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Hmm 5870 and P5k Black Pearl...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by djkav, 3 Oct 2009.

  1. djkav


    Joined: 28 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,979

    Just opened my case to check space allowance which seems fine for the card length.

    I BIG problem i noticed is the SATA connector placement. Its right in line of the graphice PCIE socket.

    There are 6 connectors with 5 populated. I have a nasty feeling that the 5870 wont sit happy in the PCIE because of the SATA cables that stick up out of the SATA connectors :(

    Anyone got this SATA configuration with this card?

  2. Andric


    Joined: 4 Jan 2007

    Posts: 301

    Location: London

    you can get sata cables with right angled connectors maybe?
  3. djkav


    Joined: 28 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,979

    Yeh, I was thinking about that. Dunno if the 90° cables will sit behind another. its in a 2x3 rectangle. I guess I can only try :p
  4. wellibob


    Joined: 27 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,019

    i had said board, in order to populate the top pci-e slot, and a big & wide gpu, is to aquire L shaped sata leads, i had some with left and right angle shaped heads, so i could use all ports whilst allowing a 260GTX to sit in nicely. I assume the 5870 will sit tight also like the GTX, but it`ll work.
  5. djkav


    Joined: 28 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,979

    Bother... I didn't realise there were Left and Right handed 90° connectors :(
  6. wolvers


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,145

    Location: In........cognito

    How bizarre! :eek: I've got the same problem as you so I've just this second ordered 2 left hand and 2 right hand from scumbay. OcUK don't really seem to stock enough variety of SATA cables really.