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I didn't realize you had a 3rd slot.
By all means use it, the performance hit will be negligible.
Out of curiousity though, what MB would you reccommend as a replacement for better spacing?
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Out of curiousity though, what MB would you reccommend as a replacement for better spacing?
Anything with a lot of slots, R3E, Big Bang Xpower, UD5/7, etc... but that's throwing a lot more money at a problem you can easily fix by moving a card to the 3rd x8 slot. You're board should have come with bridges that could reach the 3rd slot too.
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Anything with a lot of slots, R3E, Big Bang Xpower, UD5/7, etc... but that's throwing a lot more money at a problem you can easily fix by moving a card to the 3rd x8 slot. You're board should have come with bridges that could reach the 3rd slot too.


Well from the concensus here on OCN I wouldnt want to go with MSI. And the UD7 is no longer available at least that I have found. Going to a UD5 just wouldnt be cost effective for only a slot move, and I am doubtful it is different than the UD3 I have. From reviews the UD5 and UD3 were pretty much identical boards.
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UD5 and UD7 have the same PCIE as UD3R so that will not help you.
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Out of curiousity though, what MB would you reccommend as a replacement for better spacing?
No clue, never kept up with the X58 stuff.
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I just did mine both of my 6970s water cooled I run the gpus at 99 % load and the the temperature never went over 41 at 950/1450 with out raising any voltage using Msi if u want to enjoy these cards water cooled them
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