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SLI gtx 480s with EK FC Bridge on asrock extreme3 gen3

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Anyone know which EK FC bridge I'll need to rock out SLI on the asrock extreme3 gen3? The dual serial or the triple serial? I can't seem to get any dimensions on the bridges, but the thought occurred to me that a dual bridge may be too short, considering the placement of the PCI express channels on the asrock board.

The layout of the board goes somewhat like this:

PCI express x16 slot
PCI express x1 slot
PCI slot
PCI express x16 slot
PCI slot

And, of course, using the first pci express x16 slot for my first card and it takes up two slots in terms of the brackets. That takes out the pci express x1 slot, I then have access to a PCI slot and that would be the 4th 'bracket' down. Then the 5th 'bracket' would be the PCI express x16 slot that will fit the second video card, and rendering the last PCI slot unusable.

So basically, is the dual bridge connector going to be enough? Or am I going to need to order a triple bridge serial connection and add a blank link to fill in the middle set of ports?

Any insight would be appreciate guys, thanks!
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EK has images on their site to help smile.gif
You want a 3 Slot FC Bridge.
2 gaps inbetween biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post

EK has images on their site to help smile.gif
You want a 3 Slot FC Bridge.
2 gaps inbetween biggrin.gif
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+rep

Thanks for that. Found the one I need. Gonna order it now. 22 bucks, though. Expensive frown.gif
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+rep
Thanks for that. Found the one I need. Gonna order it now. 22 bucks, though. Expensive frown.gif

They are worth it.
Make everything looks alot neater.
Mine: 450
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post

They are worth it.
Make everything looks alot neater.
Mine: 450

looks really nice! thanks for the shot!
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Wife's rig
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16gb Samsung Wonder RAM @2200 11-10-11-28 Samsung 840 pro 256gb Seagate FireCuda 2TB HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Apogee GTZ/MCP35X x2 in series/Koolance RP-401X2 EK-FC 780 GTX Classy - Acetal+Nickel+Backplate HWLabs Nemesis 360GTX EK-FC980 GTX Ti Classy KPE - Nickel 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
HWLabs SR2 240mm MP Win10x64 Asus PG279Q Dell U2414h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2414h Ducky Shine 3 Orange LED Cherry MX Red Corsair ax860i w/red sleeved power cables Corsair Obsidian 800D w/bottom rad mod 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD Roccat Alumic Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k Asrock z77 extreme4 GTX 680 (flashed to 770) 2x4GB gskill ddr3 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 evo 250gb Cooler Master Glacer 240L Win10x64 pro Dell U2414h 
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Logitech RaidMax Modular 600w InWin 303 White Rando mmo mouse 
Mouse PadAudio
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB WD Black - 4TB DEEPCOOL CAPTAIN 360 Gaming in Red Corsair ML140 Pro in Red 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair ML120 Pro in Red Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical 
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