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You're not the only one. Do keep in mind that "looks cheap" and "cheaply built" are mostly unrelated when it comes to electronics.

No argument there but aesthetics are really important to me and LOOKING cheaply made is just as bad as BEING cheaply made to me.
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Majin, for me, I like the idea of making the most of the available area. Like, hell, I'd even put an SFX PSU in a case than can handle ATX PSU's. I like the idea of density. If I can get two cards in two slots, great. I've always wanted to grab one of the dual GPU's like the R9 Fury X because of that. The part that does all the actual work is tiny in comparison to all the other materials laid on; which is why giant builds with a 900D and/or Caselabs case always looked ridiculous to me (like an mouse driving a monster truck).

Just looking at it from a price per performance or the usual better practice or most practical perspective is kinda boring to me.

I definitely get where you are coming from. Its just a matter of different preferences. I am the opposite of you and love big, bad builds! Its the reason I bought a TJ11 and love the 900D and Caselabs cases. Different strokes and all but yeah, single slot cards look ridiculous in the large cases that I prefer unless they are custom water cooled in which case the cooling components help fill up that space nicely.
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What a single-slot card like this needs is something akin to a workstation card that branches a single DP off using a dongle. The majority of the bracket could be filled with vent slits, with a single mini-DP near the top or bottom. But that's just me, a person who runs two monitors at most.

I commend Galax for actually including ANY kind of vent outside the case.
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that thing must run hot as hell. my gigabyte card got to 72C even with 3 fans.
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niceeee so you can put 7 to this https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99E_WSUSB_31/specifications/

7 x PCIe x 16 slot(s)

or 7 gtx 1080 ti with ek waterblocks with single slot brackets wink.gif
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Not unless you know....

"As the 1080Ti are relatively new, I've also done tests with older cards (9x0, 10x0). The same problems occur with all of them.

Settings I've tried in the bios include 4G decoding, setting pcie2 to 8x instead of auto, frequently clearing the CMOS (as this board seems to have even more issues if you change any PCI cards without clearing the CMOS!).

I've been testing across three of these Asus boards, all of them are equally unstable so I don't think the board itself is faulty, just the bios is very very poor.

A few people say they needed a custom BIOS for 7 GPUs to work (e.g. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/554852-asus-x99-e-ws-and-7x-gpus/, http://rawandrendered.com/Octane-Render-Hepta-GPU-Build), but ASUS support insist that there is no such thing as a custom BIOS."

"[Official] ASUS X99-E WS Owner's thread" from two weeks ago....

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