Originally Posted by slimbrady
I think I remember reading that having your single gpu in any red slot other than the first is not optimal for performance. Have you checked to see whether or not you're impacted by that? Wouldn't mind bumping mine down there if it's very close, haven't wanted to check badly enough to overcome my reluctance to reroute my cables, yet.
Dug out the manual and found it on page 2-25
"In single VGA card mode, use first the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance."
It is probably minimal difference but I think I will test it...on the extreme...when it arrives tomorrow since I had to pull out the PSU anyway and RMA it. My guess is that if the extreme shows/doesn't show a difference when benching the gpu in the lower x16 2.0 slots vs the top one the Formula will probably have very similar results(assuming it doesn't say to the contrary in the Extreme manual in which case I won't waste my time). Just using a single 5870.
Need to go to Fry's today to pick up a temporary replacement PSU until my HX1000 gets back to me.
Any recommendations on a 750w+ PSU that they carry?