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Obviously it is. BUT

I just ordered a Asus P8Z68 V-Pro

I also ordered a Radeon HD6950 but after realizing they don't make specific water blocks for them and deciding the money i spent overall was less I'm going to return it for a 580GTX.

My plan is to go to dual 580's in the future an would it be worth it to spend the extra to have a board that has 2 x16 slots rather than 1. Some reviews say theres not a noticeable difference.

Anybody have first hand advice they could share here. I also don't mind upgrading the motherboard because i wouldn't mind getting a motherboard that will hold a full motherboard water block.

Hope this makes sense an thanks in advance for advice
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from everything i have read and heard here, going from x16 x16 to x16 to x8 or x16 x4 is virtually impossible to notice the difference, (less then a 5% decease in proformance) i dont have a direct source, but i know lots of people that run at 16 and 8 and have zero issues, and im sure alot of people on here will say the same thing

edit: and two gxt 580s, there is no way you will notice the difference (especially with the 3 gig vram editions)
   
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Thats kind of what i thought. While I'm here. How much heat does a motherboard put off? I'm going to water cool everything. Trying to decide if i wanna swap to one that is water block compatible or just to route some air through my case
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Does it make a difference when you get into multiple displays at all?
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that depends, your north bridge can get pretty hot (it varies form board to board) as well as ur vrms/mofsets need to be cooled also (especially when overclocking), me personally, plan to go h2o soon, although i purposly bought a mobo with good mobo cooling, so i dont have to worry about it.
   
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also, i dont believe so, cause i use multi displays, as well as alot of people i know, and all of our games run as smooth as a well greased bearing.
   
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post #8 of 14
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I think i may do it just for the peace of mind. I'm doing this all in a custom desk an its easy to guarantee that it will be cool with water not so much with trying to get your air flow with fans correct.
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sounds like a good plan then, every one situation is different, i travel with my pc a good amount, alteast once a week, and i dont want to risk any more then i have to, besides, my computer is pretty heavy as it is, adding a bunch of water wouldnt help lol,

air for me is good because i have a low year round ambient, so its more stress free, i dont want uneeded leaks during travel if i dont have to, so air is good for me for the time
   
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ya, here's a look into what I'm trying to do if your curious


http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...at-do-i-3.html
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