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Ok, so after looking at the Extreme9 board and seeing the interesting Game Blaster, i wondered something. With the big audio device on the board, wouldn't that block the XFire bridge from being utilized? Or am i just seeing things wrong? It goes right between the first twoi and last 3. So with a dual slot card in the two X16 slots and the Game Blaster, would there be no XFire for me? I hope this makes sense...
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That will cause no problems at all. Enjoy!
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Short, quick and just what I needed. Sounds like a good date. Thanks.
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Short, quick and just what I needed. Sounds like a good date. Thanks.
No prob man. 1st GPU will go in 1st pci-e 3.0 x16 slot, 2nd GPU into 3rd pci-e 3.0 x16 slot, and the Game Blaster will fit in the middle of them in the pci-e 2.0 x1 slot.
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Ok I am a total nub, i didn't even THINK of how wide GPU's actually were. No wonder! Ok thanks again. lol
Edited by MX5J6 - 12/11/12 at 11:41pm
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So the bridge will not interfere? That was the only problem i had with the board, but I guess they wouldn't force you to use something that would cause problems with a main staple of multiple GPU's.
The Game Blaster is the same height as GPUs. You can tell that by looking at the case mounting bracket on the Gameblaster that it is standard size. If for some reason you have a custom GPU that sticks out further, you can always use a ribbon flexible CF cable.
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Just edited my post before you made yours. lol Thanks though. i see that now. =]
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No prob man. 1st GPU will go in 1st pci-e 3.0 x16 slot, 2nd GPU into 3rd pci-e 3.0 x16 slot, and the Game Blaster will fit in the middle of them in the pci-e 2.0 x1 slot.

Don't you mean PCI-E4 for the second card? As one car will take up slots 1 & 2 being the width of the card (Unless Water Cooled) I came to the conclusion that it would be PCI-E 1 & 4 to run SLI/CFX. My MIVE has crazy PCI-E spacing also...

I am looking @ this board I wondered the same thing a few days ago.


My bad Swolern, I see what you're saying now........
Edited by PatrickCrowely - 12/12/12 at 8:21am
 
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