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post #11 of 20
my bad..its listed as XL on amazon as well.
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yeah I saw the other thread speaking about this before, so I already knew it was misrepresented as XL when it's really EATX. I never trust Amazon anyway. Half their products have the wrong information listed. Or the MSRP is waaaaaaaay off.

I just shop there when I already know what I want for their prices. biggrin.gif
post #13 of 20
ah.. my bad then.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
ah.. my bad then.

No worries thumb.gif
post #15 of 20
People what you think about board???
I will be Z77 FTW owner for few days too. smile.gif
post #16 of 20
Just got this board, love it but a few things about it really bug me. First off, if you want to use pci lanes 2-4, you have to plug in the extra 6 pin header at the bottom of the board. This is incredibly irritating if you only have one card and want to run x16. Secondly, the 24 pin connector is angled which is nice if you have a case that's big enough. In my case, the board overlaps the passthrough grommets and make it super difficult to get the connector in. *sigh* Oh well. The board is a great performer though, I can't wait to watercool/ overclock this bad boy.
post #17 of 20
For just single card you shouldn't need to plug in the 6pin to get full PCI-E bandwidth. The primary slot gets it's PCI-E lanes directly from CPU which we ultimately found delivered the best performance for single GPU setups.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Samsung EVO RAID0 Phase Change Win8.1 64 Catleap 27" 2560x1440 110Hz 
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EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Primochill Wet Bench Core3D + Sennheiser HD595 + iBasso Amp 
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post #18 of 20
When I put my gtx 680 in lane 2, the card does not power up at all. Was I incorrect that I need to plug in the 6 pin to use lanes 2-4? I can only get my card to work in the lane closest to the cpu, which is aesthetically unpleasant imo.
post #19 of 20
Yes, any slots from 2-4 need to use the PCI-E power connector.

Also, just FYI, the lane closest to the CPU will give you the best performance for single GPU, (only slight difference though) because it is not routing through the PLX chip, it is direct lanes from CPU.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 5.2GHz EVGA Z87 Classified EVGA GTX 980 ACX2 2666MHz CL12 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Samsung EVO RAID0 Phase Change Win8.1 64 Catleap 27" 2560x1440 110Hz 
PowerCaseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Primochill Wet Bench Core3D + Sennheiser HD595 + iBasso Amp 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770K EVGA Z77 Stinger EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti ACX 2x Vertex3 SSD 480GB RAID0 
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4770K @ 5.2GHz EVGA Z87 Classified EVGA GTX 980 ACX2 2666MHz CL12 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Samsung EVO RAID0 Phase Change Win8.1 64 Catleap 27" 2560x1440 110Hz 
PowerCaseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Primochill Wet Bench Core3D + Sennheiser HD595 + iBasso Amp 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
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post #20 of 20
Another review posted this time at Hi Tech Legion:

http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/motherboards/19552?start=1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 5.2GHz EVGA Z87 Classified EVGA GTX 980 ACX2 2666MHz CL12 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Samsung EVO RAID0 Phase Change Win8.1 64 Catleap 27" 2560x1440 110Hz 
PowerCaseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Primochill Wet Bench Core3D + Sennheiser HD595 + iBasso Amp 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770K EVGA Z77 Stinger EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti ACX 2x Vertex3 SSD 480GB RAID0 
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hadronGTX
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4770K @ 5.2GHz EVGA Z87 Classified EVGA GTX 980 ACX2 2666MHz CL12 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Samsung EVO RAID0 Phase Change Win8.1 64 Catleap 27" 2560x1440 110Hz 
PowerCaseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 Primochill Wet Bench Core3D + Sennheiser HD595 + iBasso Amp 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel 3770K EVGA Z77 Stinger EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti ACX 2x Vertex3 SSD 480GB RAID0 
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