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wow.. just wow
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Jun 7, 2011 old news.
    
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why couldnt they just position the pci lanes liek that in the first place i guess they all want more money!
I agree, why go through the trouble of using the extender when they could have just positioned the PCIe lanes like that from the get-go.

My only guess is that the stock MB has a lot of integrated features that would not have worked with the splayed out lanes.
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I agree, why go through the trouble of using the extender when they could have just positioned the PCIe lanes like that from the get-go.

My only guess is that the stock MB has a lot of integrated features that would not have worked with the splayed out lanes.
Very simply, some people (who don't want to run 4 GPUs) still need use of the other PCI slots. Also, not everybody has an 8 slot case that will accommodate the extender. Who really needs 4 GPUs anyway?
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I agree, why go through the trouble of using the extender when they could have just positioned the PCIe lanes like that from the get-go.

My only guess is that the stock MB has a lot of integrated features that would not have worked with the splayed out lanes.
I think if you add the extension it'll increase the height of the motherboard and hence will require extra pci slots, which not all standard cases could fit. With the stock 3 lane design it should fit regular atx cases. I guess its their way of making extra cash both ways; larger consumer market + addon card which is gonna be sold separately (I assume) .
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So how can video cards be installed when using the xpander board? It makes the board "thicker", so it won't be possible anymore to screw the GPU bracket to the case, no?
Edited by Squirrel - 6/12/11 at 9:26am
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Nice video! Great info on older board AM3+ support and it's lack of upgradability past launch chips. Newegg rocks, keep it up.
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I gotta enjoy my rig to the max now so that if ever BD performs crazily, It'd be less of an impact the buyer's regret i'll have xD Just built my SB build last week LOL
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I was never a fan of Asus' blue wavy heatsink design, but the ones I saw on the 900 series chipset look much more refined, sharp and much more aggressive. I'm not ashamed as a Gigabyte kind of guy to say that damn, "that looks sleek."
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