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02-29-2012 01:52 PM
To those who have or have knowledge of the motherboard in this model, please post the specific brand, model so I can see a picture or full description of it.
I need 3 (three) SATA connections for internal HDD's, two (2) for optical drives. Does this board have enough SATA connections or will I have to run a SATA cable out to the back of the tower to connect the external SATA connector?
Also, will a Genforce GTX 580 fit into a slot on the board?
Anyone using an SSD for the system/C:/ drive and a spin/7200 drive for programs and other data? And, if so, how is it working for you? Satisfied? Would you recommend this setup and if not, what other way have you learned so as to make this setup the most optimum?
Thanks in advance!
02-29-2012 08:59 PM - edited 02-29-2012 09:00 PM
What are the primary applications that you intend on using with the HP H8 model PC?
Review the HP H8 models at this link.
Are you interested in AMD processors or Intel processors? There are three different H8 models and all three have different motherboards.
Use the HP configurator on each of the different models and select the number of device types that you desire.
HP uses microATX motherboards so fitting in a GTX 580 (10.5") on a 9.6" motherboard is not going to happen. The HP cabinet is probably not designed to handle all of the heat that the GTX 580 will generate.
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