Chrispy, I know it's a side-step from a GTX660, but this Powercolor 7870
has the PCIe power out the back. It's also $130 after MIR!!!
Could the GD05 handle CrossFired 7870's for 4k gaming??? (might be pushing the envelope)
Noticed the power plugs while looking the card over in preparation for posting this on today's deal-of-the-week front page article.
Thanks, I've actually ordered those exact cards before at the office and written them off as noisy little bastards with sub-par cooling. The lack of a backplate is also a pet-peeve, but the shroud and board is short enough that it's not really necessary. I noticed the PCI-E connectors were facing backwards so the first thing I did was run furmark and see how they handled the heat; "not well" was the answer.
I actually had a 7870 in there before the 660, but wanted an Nvidia in there for some CUDA stuff I'm trying. I'm probably going to plonk the 7870 back in there now I'm done (it's an older, Sapphire model, but it's low-profile enough that the two top-mounted PCI-E sockets leave enough clearance)
Two graphics cards isn't an option for me
. Not a bad suggestion but the one rule of fight club
HTPC club is that you don't talk about fight club
have a noisy computer. I'm thinking 280X or GTX770 is the minimum possibility for 4K, so I'll probably have to wait until "big" Maxwell comes along and see what the board partners do