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post #781 of 9900
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffdamann;14052542 
Im getting the ROG Xpander. It allows 16x 16x 16x 16x quad crossfire.

And if its heat you are worried about... I have an A/C'ed case,yes temps might go high, but not dangerous to the equipment.

do you have a link to the expander?
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post #782 of 9900
I can show you what it looks like. But I will not give a sale link because I MUST HAVE ONE and there are only 2 that Ive found in weeks of searching.
    
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post #783 of 9900
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann;14043590 
Friday, oh Friday...

I will be receiving:

2X G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

4X Sapphire HD 6970's

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Plus a few aesthetic extras(I.E. Matching colered fans. Etc

Is my rig becoming impressive yet?

Also do I need a cooler for my ram?

Overkill much? mellowsmiley.gif

But since you've sprung for 4, you can perform a little test between Quad and TriFire. thumb.gif

Also not sure that Extender is gonna do what you want it to since it's for SLI. It might but I'm a little skeptical. thinking.gif

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post #784 of 9900
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann;14053159 
I can show you what it looks like. But I will not give a sale link because I MUST HAVE ONE and there are only 2 that Ive found in weeks of searching.


oh so they're already for sale? yeah i just want to know what it looks like. and also whether or not you can use a standard case with it. methinks it would raise the cards off the deck too much and they wouldn't fit in the slots.

i bought a UD7, but depending on whether or not this vdroop thing is srs and whether or not i can use my case w/ the xpander, i might switch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceadderman;14053284 
Overkill much? mellowsmiley.gif

But since you've sprung for 4, you can perform a little test between Quad and TriFire. thumb.gif

Also not sure that Extender is gonna do what you want it to since it's for SLI. It might but I'm a little skeptical. thinking.gif

~Ceadder:drink:

this is overclock.net... overkill is a 4 letter word
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post #785 of 9900
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Originally Posted by steamboat;14053412 
oh so they're already for sale? yeah i just want to know what it looks like. and also whether or not you can use a standard case with it. methinks it would raise the cards off the deck too much and they wouldn't fit in the slots.

i bought a UD7, but depending on whether or not this vdroop thing is srs and whether or not i can use my case w/ the xpander, i might switch.




this is overclock.net... overkill is a 4 letter word

Nope thats not it at all. Through my time investigating and my calls to asus I have come upon the conclusion that the ROG Xpanders were made for the RAMPAGE III Board. Those were enthusiast boards and the Xpander "Super-enthusiast"

It appears that they were a limited production item, and very few actually exist. They have been out of production for a long time.

Also youu would have to mod your case. Take it to a local welder or metal shop and show them how the mother board fits in there and how the pci slots align with it, then place the rog xpander on it and get new measurements so they can cut that section out and raise it.
    
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post #786 of 9900
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann;14053734 
Nope thats not it at all. Through my time investigating and my calls to asus I have come upon the conclusion that the ROG Xpanders were made for the RAMPAGE III Board. Those were enthusiast boards and the Xpander "Super-enthusiast"

It appears that they were a limited production item, and very few actually exist. They have been out of production for a long time.

Also youu would have to mod your case. Take it to a local welder or metal shop and show them how the mother board fits in there and how the pci slots align with it, then place the rog xpander on it and get new measurements so they can cut that section out and raise it.

ahhhh, that makes more sense now. so you're talking about this?

rog-xpander-1-big.jpg

hrm. that does kind of put a kink in my plans. i don't know if i want to mod my case yet again. also, that seems like quite alot of stress to be putting on 2 pcie slots when the board is in a vertical position.
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post #787 of 9900
I finally got this mobo into my case. Now I going in to OC!

Thanks for those that put up screen shots of their bios. Coming from a Gigabyte 890FX board the bios is different to say the least. I have mixed feelings about the UEFI bios, but its growing on me. I am still reading through this thread but I noticed some people saying they couldn't get there USB keyboard recognized and used an older PS/2 during install. Most of the USB connectors are 3.0 in the back, but if you use one of the two USB 2.0 near at the bottom should have no problems during your initial set up.

Here is a shot of my case for now, I will put up a CPU-Z validation link up soon.
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post #788 of 9900
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC;14056920 
I finally got this mobo into my case. Now I going in to OC!

Your Godzilla! looks real nice
I used a Logiteck usb key and mouse combo and I had no problems
I used the usb port on the motherboard closes to the top
I chose not to load any of the Logiteck drivers but I used Win 7 updates for Logiteck
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post #789 of 9900
Just got in touch with ASUS, after a stock check my cross ship should be a go
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post #790 of 9900
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC;14056920 
I finally got this mobo into my case. Now I going in to OC!

Thanks for those that put up screen shots of their bios. Coming from a Gigabyte 890FX board the bios is different to say the least. I have mixed feelings about the UEFI bios, but its growing on me. I am still reading through this thread but I noticed some people saying they couldn't get there USB keyboard recognized and used an older PS/2 during install. Most of the USB connectors are 3.0 in the back, but if you use one of the two USB 2.0 near at the bottom should have no problems during your initial set up.

Here is a shot of my case for now, I will put up a CPU-Z validation link up soon.
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Nice build, but I have a question: Does your top GPU get much hotter than the bottom one? I ask as you appear to be using two SLI block connectors in parallel, and it looks like the water would go straight from the intake in GPU1 to the intake of GPU2 instead of pushing any flow into GPU1.

Not criticizing, just curious as it's something I noticed when looking at your gorgeous computer. smile.gif
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