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ok, in that situation you can, but only becuase you have a sound card.


If you just had the 450+2x580s i would still go with the native 8x8x
LOL I wouldn't just becuase if you have 2 580's and a 450 chances are you're not trying to save money. So might as well get a top of the line mobo.
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Great looking system dude!

The only thing I have to say is... Why no custom water loop??

You've got a great case and great hardware, why air cool?
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LOL I wouldn't just becuase if you have 2 580's and a 450 chances are you're not trying to save money. So might as well get a top of the line mobo.
Not trying to save money. Trying to get better performance.

8x8x is faster than 16x16x w/nf200

P67 boards can natively support 8x8x, and then a third 4x slot
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Not trying to save money. Trying to get better performance.

8x8x is faster than 16x16x w/nf200

P67 boards can natively support 8x8x, and then a third 4x slot
As true as that may be, it just doesn't make sense.


at all.
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Not trying to save money. Trying to get better performance.

8x8x is faster than 16x16x w/nf200

P67 boards can natively support 8x8x, and then a third 4x slot
But can they do 16x 4x?
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Great looking system dude!

The only thing I have to say is... Why no custom water loop??

You've got a great case and great hardware, why air cool?
I had a Swiftech/EK loop a few months ago if you peruse through my SirJamesDDJ channel vids...just got too expensive with the blocks and such
    
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As true as that may be, it just doesn't make sense.


at all.
nf200 chip adds latency, makes it slower than native 8x8x

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But can they do 16x 4x?
?

why would you want that? 4x SLI would not be worth it
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why would you want that? 4x SLI would not be worth it
Just pondering the options. I can give my X58 to my GF along with 1 580. While I use the P67 with 580, 450, soundcard. I don't really think a physix/folding card needs anymore then 4x anyways. Aww new chipsets are so confusing!
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Just pondering the options. I can give my X58 to my GF along with 1 580. While I use the P67 with 580, 450, soundcard. I don't really think a physix/folding card needs anymore then 4x anyways. Aww new chipsets are so confusing!
With a GTX 580, or certainly two, you'll need a dedicated PhysX card with balls. So one that only requires x4 just isn't good enough.
    
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Just pondering the options. I can give my X58 to my GF along with 1 580. While I use the P67 with 580, 450, soundcard. I don't really think a physix/folding card needs anymore then 4x anyways. Aww new chipsets are so confusing!
If the board has 2 slots, they will run at 8x8x when populated.

If it has three, the first 2 will run 8x8x when populated, and the last one will run 4x all the time.

So if you put the 580 in the first one, skipped the second one, and put the 450 in the third, it would be good.

There are also boards with only 2 slots that are permenantly locked into 16x 4x

And physX will be fine on 4x, it doesn't use that much bandwidth.

And with 2x580s, anything less than a 460 is going to perform worse than just letting the 580s do it themselves
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