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I am using the Maximus V Extreme motherboard with dual GTX video cards. I have the cards in slots 1 and 2b. Until I get the water blocks on them I am unable to fit the sound card in the x4 slot.

If I put it in the last X16 slot will it affect the performance of the video cards?
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It'll be fine, it won't take bandwidth away from video cards.
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Originally Posted by Here2Learn View Post

I am using the Maximus V Extreme motherboard with dual GTX video cards. I have the cards in slots 1 and 2b. Until I get the water blocks on them I am unable to fit the sound card in the x4 slot.

If I put it in the last X16 slot will it affect the performance of the video cards?

Not a single bit.

What I will say though, is skip the water blocks. GTX cards do NOT OC well at all. If anything please check out the gefore titan that is supposed to be coming out. That thing alone is going to be more powerful than your SLI config. Throw WC block and that thing and will be so glad you didn't try to WC gtx cards.
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the GTX-670's don't over clock? not happy right now
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the GTX-670's don't over clock? not happy right now

They still overclock, just no where near as well as you think. Oh, and don't WC GTX 670s. You would have to be a total moron to WC them. It would be a total waste. On the other hand. Water cooling AMD 7970s and overclocking them can yield some amazing performance.

Please don't think I am an AMD fan boy because actually I am nvidia fan boy. But I have the GTX 670 asus overclocked DCU2 card and after overclocking I got a 3 FPS boost......maybe. And that was with a fairly decent OC.

People with 7970s were getting like 10 extra FPS. Maybe you can return your 670s for 7970s or even that geforece titan will be about the same price as a used GTX 670 sli kit and it will be about 10-15% faster than two GTX 680s in SLI with only having a single GPU chip.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Not a single bit.

What I will say though, is skip the water blocks. GTX cards do NOT OC well at all. If anything please check out the gefore titan that is supposed to be coming out. That thing alone is going to be more powerful than your SLI config. Throw WC block and that thing and will be so glad you didn't try to WC gtx cards.

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Originally Posted by Here2Learn View Post

the GTX-670's don't over clock? not happy right now

I don't know exactly how accurate that info is, the're plenty of ppl on here who overclock nvidia cards.....look at the nvidia section here...http://www.overclock.net/f/69/nvidia

I've given a mild overclock to ALL my GTX cards.... 4x gtx260, 1x gtx 480 and 1x gtx 580........thumb.gif
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The GTX 660 (own it) doesnt overclock too well. I hear the 660ti is an OC beast though.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Not a single bit.

What I will say though, is skip the water blocks. GTX cards do NOT OC well at all. If anything please check out the gefore titan that is supposed to be coming out. That thing alone is going to be more powerful than your SLI config. Throw WC block and that thing and will be so glad you didn't try to WC gtx cards.

Seconded, waterblocks are a waste of money for Kepler.
You'll be able to get 70-100% of the max overclock your cards are capable of on air.

Its not a well received fact on forums such as this, but the gain from water cooling 670's is purely aesthetic.
     
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I don't know exactly how accurate that info is, the're plenty of ppl on here who overclock nvidia cards.....look at the nvidia section here...http://www.overclock.net/f/69/nvidia

I've given a mild overclock to ALL my GTX cards.... 4x gtx260, 1x gtx 480 and 1x gtx 580........thumb.gif


All those cards are completely different. thumb.gif
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