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What sold me on the Asrock Extreme 11 was three main things:
1) 7 PCI 3.0 slots
2) 2 PLX chips that allow you to do 4-way SLI at 16 lanes for each card.
3) LSI chip for parity raid on 8 SAS/SATA ports
I'll use a dedicated raid card for a large raid 3 or raid 5 array for storage, and the onboard LSI chip to power a separate raid array for scratch disks and renders. Haven't found a Gigabyte board that had close to the same specs. I don't have anything against Gigabyte though....my current rig has a gigabyte X58 board in it.
The Extreme 11 page was up a couple of months ago, and then was taken down. It was put back up today I believe....so my guess is it should be in the hands of retailers soon. Or at least I hope. Link to Asrock Page.
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Just noticed that board requires 2 8-pin and 1 4-pin connectors blinksmiley.gif
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The 4-pin is for SLI, I just downloaded the manual.
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The 4-pin is for SLI, I just downloaded the manual.

A molex right in the middle of the board. That's going to be awkward.
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A molex right in the middle of the board. That's going to be awkward.


Tell me about it. My new one has one and it won't even post without it, even if you have only 1 weak gpu in. The best way to rought the cable IMO is to run it along the back of the top graphics card.

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Tell me about it. My new one has one and it won't even post without it, even if you have only 1 weak gpu in. The best way to rought the cable IMO is to run it along the back of the top graphics card.

Asrock definitely needs to keep the placement of that molex connector on the list to change for the NEW EXTREME13!!!! jk. wink.gif
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You should rename the project to "UBBB" tongue.gif
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You should rename the project to "UBBB" tongue.gif

ok. I'll bite. UBBB?
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Unlimited Budget Boomer Box tongue.gif
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post #639 of 3982
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A molex right in the middle of the board. That's going to be awkward.

There are actually two 4-pin connectors. The second one is outlined here.....

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I have read through the manual, but it is not clear if you need to power both. My guess is that if you go 2-waySLI, you will need one, probably both if you go 4-way SLI.
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Unlimited Budget Boomer Box tongue.gif



Everybody has a limit. wink.gif


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