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is it me, or are there no CPU power connectors? is socket power fed through those x2 molex connectors....

the eps connector is up between the vrm heatsinks under the fan header, if you click on the full board pics it's in the top left corner like usual
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Don't buy something you don't need.

I assumed I did need it for 3 7970s. NF2000 x8 would cause some performance loss me thinks. And anyway, I got it for $350 so it's all good.
     
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well the problem with going with quad SLI/Xfire is ur 4th graphics card will cover all ur usb headers, front panel io connectors, etc... i just don't see it working.. anyone see a workaround to this????
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well the problem with going with quad SLI/Xfire is ur 4th graphics card will cover all ur usb headers, front panel io connectors, etc... i just don't see it working.. anyone see a workaround to this????

What most people would do if they have four GPUs: A waterblock. Also, the GPU's cooler won't really block the ports since it's raised and those small connectors are pretty flexible.
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well the problem with going with quad SLI/Xfire is ur 4th graphics card will cover all ur usb headers, front panel io connectors, etc... i just don't see it working.. anyone see a workaround to this????

Unless you have a TPM or a vertical USB slot adapter attached to one of the headers, just plug everything in and then smash it all down with the fourth card.
    
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post #26 of 201
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Unless you have a TPM or a vertical USB slot adapter attached to one of the headers, just plug everything in and then smash it all down with the fourth card.

my guess is most people won't be using a tpm with 4 video cards on this motherboard, there are other options for that if they want to go that route, my guess is this is more geared to the gamer, than the light workstation crowd
i'm not sure the light workstation crowd would use 4 video cards, i'd bet they'd use those slots for something like raid controllers
i don't know how many light workstation/simple servers would buy a board like this to begin with and run 4 video cards

maybe i'm under valuing the tpm, which is more than likely
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post #27 of 201
Sweet, it has a PCI slot for audio cards and 10 SATA ports!!!
 
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post #28 of 201
I like the board, finally no more stupid looking military heatsinks, though I would rather see Gigabyte not implement onboard video on a high end board, nobody would use it, especially the VGA port. Would rather see more USB ports instead of those.
    
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post #29 of 201
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I like the board, finally no more stupid looking military heatsinks, though I would rather see Gigabyte not implement onboard video on a high end board, nobody would use it, especially the VGA port. Would rather see more USB ports instead of those.

yea or e-sata and 1394 ports
though the all usb 3.0 back panel is pretty damn nice, while the on board video output is nice for trouble shooting, i'm sure everyone that can afford this board has a spare video card laying around to test the system if the need arises
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I like the right angled Internal USB3 Header, alot are now starting to release it like that.

Anyword out on what the onboard sound will be like?
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