Originally Posted by tatmMRKIV
He said 4 though. I never said anything about 3.
4 2 slot cards barely fit regular atx? If you did 4 even on these rives you have the cooler going past the mobo.
So I guess they do make an matx that fits 4 graphics cards its called an eatx or an atx
I was only making a note that 3 cards will work on the only X79 matx currently available from Asus, and was trying to pass on the concept to Newb Builder that since they are designing or wanting a system with 4 cards, then maybe they should think about another board.
there are more than a few matx cases with the extra slot in the back plane of the case giving you a total of 5 slots instead of 4 available... the Corsair Obsidian 350D for example, an odd combination as only an matx with 3 cards could fit the case and use the 5th slot cutout.
And onto the 4sli thing. they only scale well with a PLX chip and I don't think those are very reliable or as great as they sound in practice as in theory, from what I recall. Maybe it's just they were wicked expensive but anyways doesn't rive score better 4way than asrock extreme 11 with PLX chip? I haven't looked at it for months
I do know that I wouldn't get a 4th card unless it was dirt cheap though.
it is to my understanding that only the Rampage IV Gene matx does not require a PLX,,, but the RIVE does.Edited by Butter Chicken - 9/14/13 at 11:30pm