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Old October 20, 2011, 08:29 AM
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I'm looking to buy a MB that has 3 or 4 16 x16 slots that I can use with my 980x proc. Do they even have one with 4 slots? Need to buy it quick as I'm doing a lot of other upgrades and want to get everything I need around the same time. Thanks for any suggestions. Price isn't too important,but I don't really want to go over $500 if I don't have to.
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Old October 20, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Is there any particular reason why you need 3 or 4 x16 slots? If you are planning on tri sli or quad sli you're almost better off going with 2 590s in quad sli as well. Not to mention that you'd need more then 1100Watts to do tri or quad 580
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Old October 20, 2011, 08:41 AM
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There are plenty of boards that will do quad SLI but it will be 16x, 16x, 8x, 8x.
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If you can find someone who still has a Classified E759 they can run 3-WAy SLI at 16x/16x/16x but now a days all the X58 boards are going mainly run 16/16/8/8/

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Old October 20, 2011, 09:02 AM
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8x and even 4x barely have a performance hit on 580's and 6970's as well, so take that in to account.
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Old October 20, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Is there any particular reason why you need 3 or 4 x16 slots? If you are planning on tri sli or quad sli you're almost better off going with 2 590s in quad sli as well. Not to mention that you'd need more then 1100Watts to do tri or quad 580
I already have two GTX 580s and I have ordered another one for Tri SLI. I also need a PCIE slot for my sound card. I have a 1200Watt power supply too, so that should be enough. I also figure, that new boards will have USB 3 and a few other goodies. I checked places on line but I don't really know what is the absolute best without having to get rid of my 980x CPU. I know NOTHING when it comes to mother boards. I don't want to make any mistakes,that's why I'm asking here before I do anything. Thanks for all responses.
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I would try to dig up a Classified or R3E personally. Those are prob two of the best board for x58.
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Oh I almost forgot about GA-X58A-UD9. That has 16/16/16/16 bc it has NF200. It is also $700 though and the above boards are half that..
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Oh I almost forgot about GA-X58A-UD9. That has 16/16/16/16 bc it has NF200. It is also $700 though and the above boards are half that..
And its XL-ATX so not always going to be supported by Cases.

Espically considering Slik has an Alien ware Case, that may or may not support its size.

Good Find though Eldonko, I had forgotten about the NF200 on the UD9. I knew the older classy's (E759) could do it.

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Oh I almost forgot about GA-X58A-UD9. That has 16/16/16/16 bc it has NF200. It is also $700 though and the above boards are half that..
What is NF200 and what does it do? Do I really need that? $700 is pushing it,but If that's what I need,then that's what I'll get. Thanks again.
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