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Hello people,

This is my first post on this forum so if I am not posting at the right place I am sorry.

Story is, I am building a new computer... the one I have is now 3 years old and I need a new one. I am only planning to get it around October.

I have already made a list of things I wanted in the new build which includes a 1366 socket. Thing is I am thinking on changing it to a 1155 socket instead but I have a major issue.

I need at least 2 PCIe slots or 1 PCIe and 1 PCI. I also need space for a 3 slot GPU (one of those ASUS 580). I basically need it because I will be adding an external audio card + TV tuner in there.

My issue here is that I found no 1155 motherboard that can handle the 2 cards + a 3 slot GPU.

Hopefully you can help me find a motherboard that will handle all these cards. If possible ASUS product.

PS: New build for gaming and running VMs. No overclocking tho.

Thanks
post #2 of 9
get a Z68 like a P8Z68 or a Sabertooth p67.
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Since you aren't overclocking I would look into the MSI P67A-G45.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 7/26/11 at 1:50pm
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I also have another question. Can I put a PCIe 1x card into a PCIe 4x slot?

Also can I put a PCIe 1x or 4x into a PCIe 16x card even if it is a graphics card slot?

Thanks

PS: That question is concerning the Asus Rampage III Formula board which is a SLI board.
Edited by highsteve - 7/27/11 at 3:50pm
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I also have another question. Can I put a PCIe 1x card into a PCIe 4x slot?

Also can I put a PCIe 1x or 4x into a PCIe 16x card even if it is a graphics card slot?

Thanks
Yeah, you could put a PCI-e 1x into an x4 or x16 slot.
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I heard some of the boards would lock the x16 slots to GPU only, the Asus Rampage III Formula is doing that or no?
post #7 of 9
I advise you to wait for Sandy Bridge Enthusiast chips... LGA 2011... or go X58... you sound more of an enthusiast (compared to us unenthusiasts ) But yeah, it's supposedly going to be released Q4, so wait if you can. OR... wait for Black Friday since you're going to wait til October anyways, and by then SB E should be out, and lower the price of P67/Z68
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I'd say you should get Asus P8p67 PRO/PROV or Gigabyte ga-p67a-ud3 or ud4 for a decent overclock/price ratio. You might not be a big overclocker but it's just so easy to overclock these sandy bridges that it's hard NOT to overclock them
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Originally Posted by highsteve View Post
I heard some of the boards would lock the x16 slots to GPU only, the Asus Rampage III Formula is doing that or no?
Thats usually just the case for the slot designated to the primary graphics adapter if at all.
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