New Build for Graphic Design (Mobo question)

Already purchased everything except the video card, not really planning to change anything except potentially the mobo. Thoughts on overall build would be nice though.

Had to return the old video card as I realized that I must have the Quadro 4000 (ughh)
Decided the i7 is best (not overclocking it so didn't get the k)

Does the 2x16 video card work to it's full capability on the 1x16 mobo? Should I change the mobo? It says it is compatible.



Quote:



CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card
Sound Card: Creative Labs Audigy SE 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
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  1. You have the spec a little screwed up. Most z77 mb have one pic slot that run at full 16x speed. If there two video slots on the mb the mid range mb will split the speed as 8x 8x. On some low end mb you can have it split as 16x and 4x. The speed you were posting was the pci 2.0 or 3.0 spec. To get the pci 3.0 mode you need a ib CPU and pci 3.0 video card and a x77 chipset.
  2. Hmm I am confused a little here.

    The video card is pci 2.0 (2x16) which I checked here:

    http://www3.pny.com/NVIDIA-Quadro-4000-P2903C365.aspx

    The MB is pci 1x16. Are you saying I should get a pci 2.0 MB in order for full optimization?
  3. The intel x77 chipset will run in pci 2.0 or 3.0 mode depending on the CPU and video card installed. The pci video slot on your mb runs at full speed with one card.do to lack of pci lanes on the 11xx chipset when you add another card you lose speed on the video bus. Most new mb will split the speed to 8x. For two cards. The 2xxx intel mb have more free pic lanes so you can add more then two cards without slowing down the pci bus.
  4. The intel x77 chipset will run in pci 2.0 or 3.0 mode depending on the CPU and video card installed. The pci video slot on your mb runs at full speed with one card.do to lack of pci lanes on the 11xx chipset when you add another card you lose speed on the video bus. Most new mb will split the speed to 8x. For two cards. The 2xxx intel mb have more free pic lanes so you can add more then two cards without slowing down the pci bus.
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