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That's the one I'm going to use when the i7 price comes down to Earth. I'm only going to use 1 card so I don't need 3 or 4 16 lanes, just 1 will do and it's a lot cheaper then those 3 and 4 lane MBs.
There's one for sale on here for $170, but he'll probably take $150.
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Thanks for all the info, Ill probably make a build log to show what I've done and ask for OC advice there. Should have this stuff within the week as well thanks again for the quick responses guys
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
basically the same as what he is saying....

EVGA SLI LE can only runs one card @ x16

Asus II Gene can run SLI @ x16 both cards

If you are goign to be doing big gaming, photo editing, rendering, ect go Asus.
Gaming, fine, but the gpu's are largely irrelevant when it comes to editing/rendering. This will likely change in the future, but right now most of these activities are largely cpu/thread count dependent.

That said, with your card, x16,x16 vs. x16,x8 isn't going to be a big deal. You might see some small # differences on benchmarking, but that's it. If you were running xfire 5870's, then it'd be a different story, but you're not. To further clarify, it's not neccissarily a gimp of the board, but simply that it handles it differently. If you go to tri instead of dual, it pretty much gets the exact same bandwidth as any other board.. Difference is other boards don't split that x16 into two x8's until you actually add that third card. On the LE it's basically just fixed that way. So if you run either single or tri, there's no difference whatsoever, it only varies in dual setups.

Given your stated usage, which is rather similar to my own, I would suggest sticking w/ the LE and your current single gpu, and pony up for a full deck of memory. Depending on specifically what sort of rendering work you're doing, it can be very easy to make good use of every ounce of memory you have, wether it's 2gb or 24gb. It'll simply allow you to do things that would otherwise be impossible. Take full advantage of that x64.
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Gaming, fine, but the gpu's are largely irrelevant when it comes to editing/rendering. This will likely change in the future, but right now most of these activities are largely cpu/thread count dependent.

That said, with your card, x16,x16 vs. x16,x8 isn't going to be a big deal. You might see some small # differences on benchmarking, but that's it. If you were running xfire 5870's, then it'd be a different story, but you're not. To further clarify, it's not neccissarily a gimp of the board, but simply that it handles it differently. If you go to tri instead of dual, it pretty much gets the exact same bandwidth as any other board.. Difference is other boards don't split that x16 into two x8's until you actually add that third card. On the LE it's basically just fixed that way. So if you run either single or tri, there's no difference whatsoever, it only varies in dual setups.

Given your stated usage, which is rather similar to my own, I would suggest sticking w/ the LE and your current single gpu, and pony up for a full deck of memory. Depending on specifically what sort of rendering work you're doing, it can be very easy to make good use of every ounce of memory you have, wether it's 2gb or 24gb. It'll simply allow you to do things that would otherwise be impossible. Take full advantage of that x64.
Thanks for this post. Even if I was to go SLI or Crossfire, it wouldn't bother me all that much losing an fps or a few in gaming, as my focus is not on that. I'm going to get a set of 6GB for beginning and add another 6 not long after. I'm wondering would a set of Corsair XMS3 1600MHz CL8 RAM be a good choice?
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Slot bandwidth is overrated.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...Scaling/5.html


Look how minimal the difference is even with x4, and a 5870.
    
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That's why I'm not that worried about multi card performance I just need high quality, a pretty good overclock, and great features. That's what the EVGA seems to have and seeing as a few people on here have it, I can get some help with overclocking my 920
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Gaming, fine, but the gpu's are largely irrelevant when it comes to editing/rendering. This will likely change in the future, but right now most of these activities are largely cpu/thread count dependent.

That said, with your card, x16,x16 vs. x16,x8 isn't going to be a big deal. You might see some small # differences on benchmarking, but that's it. If you were running xfire 5870's, then it'd be a different story, but you're not. To further clarify, it's not neccissarily a gimp of the board, but simply that it handles it differently. If you go to tri instead of dual, it pretty much gets the exact same bandwidth as any other board.. Difference is other boards don't split that x16 into two x8's until you actually add that third card. On the LE it's basically just fixed that way. So if you run either single or tri, there's no difference whatsoever, it only varies in dual setups.

Given your stated usage, which is rather similar to my own, I would suggest sticking w/ the LE and your current single gpu, and pony up for a full deck of memory. Depending on specifically what sort of rendering work you're doing, it can be very easy to make good use of every ounce of memory you have, wether it's 2gb or 24gb. It'll simply allow you to do things that would otherwise be impossible. Take full advantage of that x64.
Sorry I did not know... just trying to cover some bases....
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