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ASUS Maximus IV or Gigabyte UD7 with many exp slots?

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I'm trying to figure out which one would suit me better since I have 3-4 pci-e cards.

I want to use my GTX 580, GTS 450, sound card, and maybe my NIC. Basically I want to run my 580 at 16x and the 450 only needs to be 8x. The sound card and NIC both run at 1x. I'm very confused on which motherboard will be able to do what i'm asking.
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bump, anyone have an idea?
post #3 of 20
is this sandybridge or 1366? seems like sandybridge cause there is no maximus iV 1366

Maximus IV 1155
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16
4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16 )
PCI Express x4
1
PCI Express x1
1


UD7 1155
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 4 (x16, x16, x8, x8)
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
2

information taken from newegg
Edited by d33r - 1/12/11 at 10:57am
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Maximus IV Extreme will be better for you!!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by AFQ View Post
Maximus IV Extreme will be better for you!!
false. ud7 has better layout for the pci's. asus layout only benefits the video cards if you look at the slot arrangements.


edit: compare the locations of the slots and what will be blocked by the 580...


Edited by Not A Good Idea - 1/12/11 at 12:28pm
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Maximus IV Extreme will be better for you!!

+1
maximusIV extreme gets my vote too
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Gigabytes have SERIOUS Bios issues! STAY AWAY!
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Gigabytes have SERIOUS Bios issues! STAY AWAY!

Hello.

Would you be willing to expand upon that?
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he has no proof, UD7 has some very nice stable BIOSes, the Beta are unstable, but what beta isn't. Anyways I have had excellent luck with my UD7, and if you take a look in my review you will find exactly what you are looking for. 5.1ghz 24/7 OC 5.2ghz max, on that is ona cpu without CPU PLL overvoltage option. Gigabyte's BIOS is very powerful, I can do 107.7 blck which is top 3 in the world ATM. The #1 place is with a UD4. ASUS said it themselves that the better boards have higher blcks, well that backfired on them big time, but both my ES cpus can do the same blck, so i bet its the board.

here is the pic i think you wanna see, a full performance review and OC guide in my sig, if you want a physical review look at my other preview/review of the UD7. FYI this BOARD SLIs as good/better than x58.


Edited by Sin0822 - 1/12/11 at 3:33pm
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is there any reason you put your sli'ed cards so far apart? i thought the first 2 would do x16? im just finishing up my build (should be done tomorrow) and so far i have my 580s right next to each other, my pci sound card all the way at the bottom and my 9800gt on the third pcie below the 2nd sli'ed 580
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