Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n
Originally Posted by armourcore9brker
Two cards in SLI.
1-slot: GPU 1
2-slot: GPU-1 Cooler
3-slot: Sound Card
5-slot: GPU-2 Cooler
Wow, thats a REALLY stupid design on Asus part. By putting that PCI-E slot right next to the primary PCI-E 16x slot, you've essentially either cut your choice of ethusiast graphics cards by 80% that require dual expansion slots for the cooler or no dedicated sound card. Having heard the comparison between my Gene-Z and my X-Fi Titanium with PAX drivers in music and games, no way in freaking hell would I stick with onboard. Looks like i'll be keeping my Gene-Z until Asus's next mobo corrects that dumb layout on the Rampage mATX
are you serious? did you even think about it before posting?
there are two full length pcie lanes there at the bottom of rampage gene, which you can install anything you want, including your sound card!
your maximus gene-z only has one full length and one x4 pcie at the bottom.
wait, don't you know that you can install an x1, x4, or any pcie card at the x16 pcie slot?
you can install 3, yes 3, watercooled video cards and one audio card on the rampage gene