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R3E vs UD9 (Tri-Sli 580 + physx)

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So, at the moment I have the R3E.

I can put my hands on the a second hand UD9 with water blocks.

Question is, should I?

I know the NF200x2 will allow all the GPUs to go for x16 vs x8 on the R3E, but I had bad experience on the P6T6 and P6T7 with lags and stutters on SLI because of the NF200.
I also know that at the 580 level, x8->x16 will give better results as the lanes will start to slow the 580s a bit.

So, will it be worth "upgrading", or just stick to what I have?

This is for my new project, so no need to tell me "won't fit your case", as the new case has 10 slots and beside SR2, it can take on anything (with raised fists and brass knuckles).
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I would go for the UD9 if you have the money, more spacing, less hassle, and yes your cards will need the bandwidth, and I have an NF200 on my UD7 and it doesn't cause any of those problems you report.
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What about features?

Like the two bios you can switch on the R3E, or the bluetooth?
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Well a backup BIOS is just that, a backup BIOS, yes it is nice that you can manually switch to it on the R3E, but the UD9 has its backup BIOS firmly attached and non touchable so in the event of failure nothing is wrong with the backup BIOS. Also if backup BIOS doesn't kick in there are pins you can short out to make it work.

Bluetooth? the R3E comes with a dongle, the UD9 and all UD series have cloud OC which you need to buy a bluetooth dongle.

The Voltage read points are nice, but the UD9 doesn't need them as voltage monitoring is done from a very good Ite chip instead of an old fashion cheap windbond one.

The windbond is better with axillary temps. CPU temps would be the same.

The UD9 has a built in Waterblock like the R3E. Phases are better and more powerful on the UD9, more efficient. Also at -100C the R3E chil digital PWM controller starts to go haywire, and you will set a voltage and it will only realistically set .2v lower, this has been consistently happing on Chil Digital PWMs.
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When you're talking about more than one high powered gpu worth is already out of the question. The question then becomes do you want to. Unless you fold, bench competitively, or do something else with it, at what resolution do you possibly need the upgraded power?

Thus if you have the money, and the desire to build it, then go for it. The UD9 is rated and priced as the best i7 board. You're going tri sli and phy x, then why not. Why not get 4x 580s instead.
    
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