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Old March 12, 2009, 03:01 PM
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Oh, and Realityshift, FYI the PCI-Ex1 slot is blocked as soon as you put a double-slot card in the 1st GPU slot. Look at pictures of the board, it's very apparent.
Sorry man I didnt notice they changed from the 790 layout where there was a 1x above the first 16x, you are right ;)
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Old March 12, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Sorry man I didnt notice they changed from the 790 layout where there was a 1x above the first 16x, you are right ;)
I found out the hard way. After I bought the board.
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Old March 12, 2009, 03:05 PM
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I wonder why they did that? seems like a really bad place to put the 1x considering what this board is made to do, I like the placement of it on the 790i. makes alot more sense to me o.O
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Old March 12, 2009, 03:11 PM
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It would have been smarter to put the PCI-Ex1 down in place of one of the PCI Slots. It's not above the 1st GPU slot because there's no room for a card with the NB cooler there. But no-one asked me.

Sorry Cam, kind of OT here. +1 to the EVGA, your sound card will work in another slot. I really like mine, and there's tons of good material on the EVGA forums to help get you up and running.
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Old March 12, 2009, 03:28 PM
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Yeah I think I'll be going with the EVGA; ugh so many decisions.. I can't put it off any longer I'm dying to see this 965 running!
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Old March 12, 2009, 05:00 PM
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+1 Evga X58 - 920 OC's very easily,,,,as for Northbridge Fan noise...you kidding...with 5 x 120 mm Scythe and 2 x GTX 280's....and Raptor "rumbling" away....perhaps the noise is thier but it is somewhat "masked"..
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Old March 13, 2009, 12:07 AM
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+1 Evga X58 - 920 OC's very easily,,,,as for Northbridge Fan noise...you kidding...with 5 x 120 mm Scythe and 2 x GTX 280's....and Raptor "rumbling" away....perhaps the noise is thier but it is somewhat "masked"..
Noise is never a bother; honestl - I'm an audio engineer and I know exactly what frequencies my fans emit; and they are absorbed superbly... you can barely hear my fans unless you open my case.
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