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Originally Posted by Raghar View Post

Fan on a MB? Gotta be kidding.
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Fan on a MB? Gotta be kidding.

They've had fans on MB's since X58
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You'll be fine.


3DMark?
And data is also transferred over the PCIe bus in CFX/SLI, running a single-card at 8x, 4x, etc doesn't really show the possible differences.
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if you're using two high end cards and still at 1080p there's very few games worth playing where that 2nd or 3rd card is going to make a difference.

Third card? Yeah, waste on 1080p.
Second card? Means all games will likely be around 60fps constant, offering an improved gaming experience and obviously extra life for that setup.
    
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post #83 of 124
I am testing Z87 MPOWER . I hope to have as much information as I can in the Motherboards section when the time is right
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post #84 of 124
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I am testing Z87 MPOWER . I hope to have as much information as I can in the Motherboards section when the time is right

Oh goodie the M is on my short list depending on pricing. That vs the GB OC
post #85 of 124
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They've had fans on MB's since X58

I prefer heatpipes over whinny sounds.
post #86 of 124
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Originally Posted by borandi View Post

if you're using two high end cards and still at 1080p there's very few games worth playing where that 2nd or 3rd card is going to make a difference.

Third card? Yeah, waste on 1080p.
Second card? Means all games will likely be around 60fps constant, offering an improved gaming experience and obviously extra life for that setup.

Well put smile.gif I sometimes forget that people pair a couple of 660s or 7850s rather than a single big card or a pair of big cards.
post #87 of 124
I like having a 1x PCIe slot between the CPU and 1st 16x slot, and the main CF/sli seperated by 2 other slots, even if I would never use them except with a extension cable, it allows the cards a lot more breathing room

That is missing on the gigabyte sniper, if you are required to use the top 2 full sized slots, the cards are sandwiched
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post #88 of 124
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I like having a 1x PCIe slot between the CPU and 1st 16x slot, and the main CF/sli seperated by 2 other slots, even if I would never use them except with a extension cable, it allows the cards a lot more breathing room

That is missing on the gigabyte sniper, if you are required to use the top 2 full sized slots, the cards are sandwiched

The Sniper M5, from the image and text on the board, is situated such that the first and third green slots will be for x8. The 2nd is a PCIe 2.0 x4 from the chipset.

For the Sniper 5, there is a heatsink where a PLX chip should be meaning that for two GPUs you want the first and third green slot for x16/x16 via PLX.
post #89 of 124
excellent, back to World Domination (in video games)
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I prefer heatpipes over whinny sounds.

The fan on that particular motherboard is easily removable anyway unlike some of the more integrated fan-sinks on the others (ugh).
    
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