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Yeah that mobo will work for sli but only at 8x... thats slooooow. You wont want to use that board for sli.

This is from a newegg review on that board

"Hello sir
In fact, the with single PCIe slot works, it also will run at x8 mode.
Our website never claims that one single PCIe slot will run at x16.
Since you said the box said it will, please take a picture of the information on the BOX?"

This is totally contrary to what their site says. You can check it yourself, its the same specs newegg has. ASUS is either stupid, or simply lying. This board DOES NOT support 16x PCIe, it supports ONLY 8x

Look around you can find 2 460 gtx cards for about 250-275 and those will kill a single 580. Alot of people like the 460 in sli. Cant beat the performance for the price.

I have noticed alot of people on here are from the west florida area. We should get a lan club . I would love to plan a few lan partys every year.

I actually work in st pete so Im pretty close to sarasota
real world performance difference between x16 PCI-E and x8 is around 1%
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Thats what we are here for. Its better to post your setup and have a few people look it over. It would of sucked to get all the parts home and then find out.
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OP , add another 2GB ram kit to make it dual channel , and get a new PSU unless u want all ur components blown to pieces , other then that nice rig
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real world performance difference between x16 PCI-E and x8 is around 1%
Its a little more than 1% more like 10% imo, really depends on the game ect ect. Here is an article explaining the differences and examples on how it affect frames per sec in games single and sli.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...pu,2678-5.html
Edited by Krymore - 3/2/11 at 10:29am
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Its a little more than 1% more like 10% imo. Here is an article explaining the differences and examples on how it affect frames per sec in games single and sli.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...pu,2678-5.html
lol , look at that article again and see the performance difference is 1-2 frames , is it realy worth getting a mobo that costs 100 bucks more just for those 2 frames ?
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I also feel like an idiot for not figuring this out as well. I have 2 channels for ram, indicated on my motherboard by two blue DIMM slots and two black slots. I don't know much about how RAM works, but would this work if i put another 2GB stick in the remaining slot?
You have two options for get the dual channel.

1- Remove one of the 2GB stick, so, you will have 2x2GB in dual channel configuration. Read the manual to know that RAM slots gives you the dual channel.
2- Add another 2GB kit, but this should have the same specs of your current RAM for avoid problems like BSoD.
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lol , look at that article again and see the performance difference is 1-2 frames , is it realy worth getting a mobo that costs 100 bucks more just for those 2 frames ?
You are right. Most of the charts its like a 3-6 frame diffrence. It has more affect on sli and he wants to do that. It effects higher end cards more so if he went with 2 570's he would want 16x. That my thoughts anyway. Oh and resloution plays a factor 2. If you are going over 1920 x 1080 you would want the 16x.
Edited by Krymore - 3/2/11 at 10:43am
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Thats what we are here for. Its better to post your setup and have a few people look it over. It would of sucked to get all the parts home and then find out.
Been playing on the rig since december Xd
    
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You are right. Most of the charts its like a 3-6 frame diffrence. It has more affect on sli and he wants to do that. It effects higher end cards more so if he went with 2 570's he would want 16x. That my thoughts anyway. Oh and resloution plays a factor 2. If you are going over 1920 x 1080 you would want the 16x.
also, the difference between 16x and 8x in SLI is negligible, less than a frame, if you have a connector bridge, which i do. So thanks rabbit, I feel a lot better about my purchase now.

I'm not sure exactly how rep works quite yet, but that is good info, would that be grounds for repping or not? sorry for being off topic.
Edited by collinm140 - 3/2/11 at 11:29am
    
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also, the difference between 16x and 8x in SLI is negligible, less than a frame, if you have a connector bridge, which i do. So thanks rabbit, I feel a lot better about my purchase now.

I'm not sure exactly how rep works quite yet, but that is good info, would that be grounds for repping or not? sorry for being off topic.
You give rep if someone provides you with useful information. To give it, there is a rep tab at the bottom of each post. Click it to provide rep. Here is the ocn rep guide. http://www.overclock.net/faqs/19472-...overclock.html
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