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Changing Gigabyte X58A-UD7 for EVGA X58 3 Way... what do you think?

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ATTENTION: I'm taking about EVGA X58 Classified 3 ... I wrote the name wrong in the title

So i was trying to build a SLi with 2 x Asus GTX580 Direct CU2 but the UD7 doesn't provide enough spacing for this.

A friend of mine is willing to sell me his EVGA X58 3 Way motherboard, bought in December 2010...

What do you think... is it worth it ? Or the UD7 is superior to the EVGA?

I can also not go SLI route if, in fact, the X58 3 Way is a "step down" compared to UD7 ...

Thank you for you opinions
Edited by Pedros - 3/1/11 at 2:06pm
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The EVGA is a good motherboard and wont let you down
    
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so why won't the UD7 work? doesn't it have 4xPCI slots? just use the 3 way SLi bridge included in your retail packaging

the evga is nice, but the UD7 is superior imho
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UD7 is a better board hands down. UD7 superior in every way.
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so why won't the UD7 work? doesn't it have 4xPCI slots? just use the 3 way SLi bridge included in your retail packaging

the evga is nice, but the UD7 is superior imho
I assume the PCIE layout is not ideal because his case only has 7 expansion slots and he would need 8 for trisli
    
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I assume the PCIE layout is not ideal because his case only has 7 expansion slots and he would need 8 for trisli
but OP is only going 2 way SLi and his ATS 840 has 8 expansion slots...

if he has a sound card it can go on the top pci slot

maybe OP can provide some pix
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but OP is only going 2 way SLi and his ATS 840 has 8 expansion slots...

if he has a sound card it can go on the top pci slot

maybe OP can provide some pix
atc840 only has 7.....

thought he wanted tri sli for some reason
but cooler, sound card, gpu1, gpu 2 should work fine with one open pci-e slot at the bottom
    
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If you don't experience pcie lane problems, it's best to stay with your current motherboard unless you're switching to a different platform. Otherwise it is not worth your time and money.
    
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atc840 only has 7.....

thought he wanted tri sli for some reason
but cooler, sound card, gpu1, gpu 2 should work fine with one open pci-e slot at the bottom
wow didn't realize, especially with all those nice features...that's too bad
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The problem is that the the GTX DCU2 uses 3 slots so i need spacing for that and i have an Xfi card that will go in the top pcie 1x ... that's the problem... the problem of having enough space between PCIe x16 lanes UD7 doesn't have that space... so that's the problem ... and EVGA leaves plenty of space between cards to have air flow for both gpu's ...
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