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Using the last slot on that board will put the gpu at 4x, you don't want that - would defeat the purpose of using two gpus imho.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by xyexz View Post

Using the last slot on that board will put the gpu at 4x, you don't want that - would defeat the purpose of using two gpus imho.

yes, but its pci express 3.0, so it may be 4x, but 4x pci express 3.0 is 8x pci express 2.0 wink.gif
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If price really isn't a factor and you can mod then check out Adamski's worklog, you could probably fit 2 680s in sli with breathing room and have plenty of room to water cool.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1313366/mod-project-prodigious-bitfenix-prodigy-matx-watercooled-and-more
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yes, but its pci express 3.0, so it may be 4x, but 4x pci express 3.0 is 8x pci express 2.0 wink.gif

I think we both know that isn't how that works lol.
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yes, but its pci express 3.0, so it may be 4x, but 4x pci express 3.0 is 8x pci express 2.0 wink.gif

read the description its not PCIe 3 its PCIe 2. not to mention any case with only 4 rear slots is going to leave the second card exhausting air into a wall inside the case.
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I think we both know that isn't how that works lol.

Actually, it is as 3.0 doubles the speed of 2.0, so halving the lanes is balanced by doubling the speed.

As far as I understand it.

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post #17 of 24
The only solution currently would be to WC the first card, but then you might as well do both, IMHO.

At least you could spread the cost by doing one first, and then adding the second later ?

dunx


P.S. The Rampage Gene has 2 of 3.0/2.0 x16 plus an 8x 3.0/2.0 x16 slot in the last position.... wink.gif
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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by 2002dunx View Post

The only solution currently would be to WC the first card, but then you might as well do both, IMHO.

At least you could spread the cost by doing one first, and then adding the second later ?

dunx


P.S. The Rampage Gene has 2 of 3.0/2.0 x16 plus an 8x 3.0/2.0 x16 slot in the last position.... wink.gif
Rampage Gene? Do you mean maximus? tongue.gif If you were to do the vertical Mobo mod then you would have watercooling capabilities, room for both gtx 680's to breath, and a pretty damn good looking build biggrin.gif imo
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No, 2002dunx means the Rampage Gene: http://www.amazon.com/Rampage-IV-Gene-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B006L6ZIU4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358724179&sr=8-1&keywords=rampage+matx

It's socket 2011, not 1155; and it's uber sexy - not so sexy of a price though.
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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by xyexz View Post

No, 2002dunx means the Rampage Gene: http://www.amazon.com/Rampage-IV-Gene-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B006L6ZIU4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358724179&sr=8-1&keywords=rampage+matx

It's socket 2011, not 1155; and it's uber sexy - not so sexy of a price though.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THAT IS SEXY! drool.gif
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