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post #1401 of 1800
i'd go for extreme
an extra pci 2.0 x8 slot is worth it for me
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post #1402 of 1800
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Im torn between this and the Formula for my new rig...
there is a chance you can score an Extreme used or openbox for the price of a new formula. I luv the extreme, so many features, its incredible. I love the switches to turn off power to the pcie lanes, came in handy when ts my three cards (which it ended up being my cpu oc )
post #1403 of 1800
Is it possible to run the PCI-E slots at x16/x16/x1 instead of x16/x8/x8, much like the R2E? If not then I'm not sure I want to go Trifire + PhysX anymore..
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post #1404 of 1800
Nope.

However, you won't notice any difference between x8 and x16. It's like a 1-2% drop in performance.
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post #1405 of 1800
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
Nope.

However, you won't notice any difference between x8 and x16. It's like a 1-2% frop in performance.
Not even that. Many tests out there that have 8x and 16x slots running dead even with multi card arrays.
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post #1406 of 1800
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Not even that. Many tests out there that have 8x and 16x slots running dead even with multi card arrays.
Yessir.

Fixed a typo too. A frop might be a lot of performance
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post #1407 of 1800
Hmm.. I however, did notice a noticeable increase in performance on my old 4870x2 upgrading from a P5K Deluxe to a P5Q Pro Turbo (1.1 vs 2.0), which should be the same scenario. Right?
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post #1408 of 1800
How should I connect 2 GTX580's in SLI and an OCZ RevoDrive PCI Express SSD 120GB as an OS drive on this board?
post #1409 of 1800
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How should I connect 2 GTX580's in SLI and an OCZ RevoDrive PCI Express SSD 120GB as an OS drive on this board?
580s in 1st and 3rd PCI-E slots, and the Revo drive in the black PCI-E slot.

You could also put the Revo drive in the most bottom PCI-E red slot too instead.
    
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580s in 1st and 3rd PCI-E slots, and the Revo drive in the black PCI-E slot.

You could also put the Revo drive in the most bottom PCI-E red slot too instead.
x16 is recommended for best performance. But why 580s in 1 and 3, and not 1 and 2?
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