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Umm, no. I've got the EVGA X99 Micro2, an i7 5820K and two GTX 980 Ti. I will be getting an M.2 NVMe SSD when I can get my paws on one. PCIe_3_1 works at x16, PCIe3_2 works at x8, M.2 works at x4 and PCIe3_3 is disabled. If you are wanting to go for Tri SLI you really should be looking at ATX or EATX motherboards. And if you want a x4 device operating on PCIe3_3 it is currently not 100% clear if a 40 lane GPU will still be able to use the PCIe3_3 or if it is still disabled by use of the M.2 socket. But with your 28 lane CPU, no way. That is clear. You cant downgrade PCIe3_2 from x8 to x4 to give you free lanes to the CPU.

ah ok - thought as much.

The only reason I ask is I will be using PCIe3_2 for a 1x device (therefore not needing 8x on that slot) and wondered if 4 could be taken off the second slot rather than the 3rd.

Thats a shame but to be expected. Is there any technical reason why they couldn't allow the user to specify how to split the lanes (in the bios)?
post #182 of 224
I don't actually know. It is just that I was asking a question very similar to yours and was disappointed by the answer. The Asus X99-m WS gives you all 3 PCIe 3 lanes, but then your M.2 is gimped to 10 Gbps rather than 32 Gbps.

Otherwise you could look at the Z170 platform which has PCIe 3.0 lanes to the Z170 chipset as well as the CPU.
post #183 of 224
Yeah I could, but going to stick with x99. It's annoying, my perfect board would have been right between the ASUS and the EVGA.

And probably go with the EVGA as I don't 'need' the extra pcie, just would be nice. plus the EVGA is a fair bit cheaper and I really need to save cash as the rest of the rig is mounting up.
post #184 of 224
Well I was looking at the same trade offs and I was sure that I wanted i7-5820K or better as I wanted 1) >6 core and 2) soldered IHS. I ended up with the EVGA X99 Micro2. I might upgrade to the successor of X99 if a chipset offering PCIe 3.0 and compatibility with socket 2011-3 support turns up.
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Thats a shame but to be expected. Is there any technical reason why they couldn't allow the user to specify how to split the lanes (in the bios)?

From what I can tell the lanes are allocated in blocks and there's limits on how much they can be split and moved around.
post #186 of 224
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From what I can tell the lanes are allocated in blocks and there's limits on how much they can be split and moved around.

Thanks

On a different subject, Does anyone know whether the Corsair H100 (not H100i) cooler will fit on the 2011v3 socket? I know it fits on 2011 but wasn't sure about v3
post #187 of 224
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2011-3 and 2011 heatsink mounting is identical.
post #188 of 224
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Ok, now I know why I thought turning on the M.2 slot completely disables the bottom PCIe slot, it's because the option in the BIOS specifically says "disabled".

But it turns out that the manual is correct in using the term "shared". With the 5930K, the bottom PCIe slot runs at 3.0 x4 with the M.2 slot turned on.

Edit: this this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/1558678/hexus-new-x99-and-early-intel-skylake-motherboards-from-evga/220_20#post_24589965

So not usable for SLI but it opens the possibility of 3-way CrossFire and a PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 at the same time.
Edited by Aibohphobia - 11/9/15 at 3:24pm
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Edited by MerkageTurk - 8/17/15 at 11:03am
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I just ordered one of these, I'm pumped! I had an EVGA 680i, then 780i motherboard with my qx6700 and dual 8800GTX's. That was an impressive build at the time. I upgraded to an EVGA x58 with an i7 920 clocked at 4GHz on air and I've moved up to a GtX 260, stepped up to a GTX 285, then GTX 470, and currently have a gtx 680 signature from evga. I've had a couple issues over the years with parts here and there, but EVGA has ALWAYS had amazing customer support and Jacob himself has gone the extra mile to take care of me a couple times. As long as their customer service is as amazing as it is and they keep making great parts, I'll keep buying them.

I had been doing a lot of research on mobos and had almost decided on the new Asus x99 sabertooth (USB 3.1 version) with all the black and grey dust covers and rugged features, but I read about some people having various issues with it. It's a beautiful board, but I've had bad luck with their customer support for questions on my Asus laptop, so a board with common issues? Made me nervous. Then I saw the updated micro2 and that sold me.


Now I just have to keep saving up for the 5820k and ram. Sheesh I hate the waiting lol.
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