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September 2, 2013 7:01:04 PM

Hello Friends, i'm planning on getting a new GTX 770 to make a SLI Setup but before that i tried to fit my GTX 570 in the case to check if it would fit but unfortunately while doing that i noticed the sata ports of the motherboard would be between the sli setup, here's a picture of it:


Note: i only use 1 hd.

this is my motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...)

Would the cable between them be a problem ? also is it a problem that the sli bridge is a bit bent ?


Note 2: This is my first time making a Sli Setup.

Thank you very much : )


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a c 168 V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 7:09:48 PM

Kermit64 said:
Hello Friends, i'm planning on getting a new GTX 770 to make a SLI Setup but before that i tried to fit my GTX 570 in the case to check if it would fit but unfortunately while doing that i noticed the sata ports of the motherboard would be between the sli setup, here's a picture of it:


Note: i only use 1 hd.

this is my motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...)

Would the cable between them be a problem ? also is it a problem that the sli bridge is a bit bent ?


Note 2: This is my first time making a Sli Setup.

Thank you very much : )




That's perfectly fine
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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 7:12:53 PM

That should not be a problem for your top card
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September 2, 2013 7:17:11 PM

renz496 said:
That should not be a problem for your top card

What about the bottom card ?
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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 7:36:08 PM

Your good, the bent bridge is normal, SLI will run @ 8X8 pcie (not a problem), test it but watch your temps.
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September 2, 2013 7:40:29 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Your good, the bent bridge is normal, SLI will run @ 8X8 pcie (not a problem), test it but watch your temps.


Will do, will i take a huge performance hit by using a GTX 770 SC 2GB Sli at 2.0 8x8 pcie?


Also i'm really scared about the sata cable do you think it may cause trouble on the bottom card?

Note: i always run games at 1920 * 1080

Thanks
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September 2, 2013 7:41:32 PM

Kermit64 said:
renz496 said:
That should not be a problem for your top card

What about the bottom card ?


Also fine
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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 7:41:33 PM

Kermit64 said:
renz496 said:
That should not be a problem for your top card

What about the bottom card ?


Also fine
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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 8:04:28 PM

Kermit64 said:
ur6beersaway said:
Your good, the bent bridge is normal, SLI will run @ 8X8 pcie (not a problem), test it but watch your temps.


Will do, will i take a huge performance hit by using a GTX 770 SC 2GB Sli at 2.0 8x8 pcie?


Also i'm really scared about the sata cable do you think it may cause trouble on the bottom card?

Note: i always run games at 1920 * 1080

Thanks


Performance should be close to 75% better than single. 8x8 not an issue
Do not worry about the sata cable, it's close but acceptable. ;) 
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September 2, 2013 8:13:50 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Kermit64 said:
ur6beersaway said:
Your good, the bent bridge is normal, SLI will run @ 8X8 pcie (not a problem), test it but watch your temps.


Will do, will i take a huge performance hit by using a GTX 770 SC 2GB Sli at 2.0 8x8 pcie?


Also i'm really scared about the sata cable do you think it may cause trouble on the bottom card?

Note: i always run games at 1920 * 1080

Thanks


Performance should be close to 75% better than single. 8x8 not an issue
Do not worry about the sata cable, it's close but acceptable. ;) 


All right, thank you very much : )


Thanks everyone!

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September 2, 2013 9:31:39 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Don't forget the latest drivers when your ready=win-7/8:http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/geforce_326_98_open...
Choose custom>>check "clean install"


All right friend Thanks!


Anyways do you think it would be worth changing the motherboard because of this cable problem and the pcie not being 3.0 ?

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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2013 11:58:50 PM

Did you plan adding more hdd? Does your bottom card preventing you from connecting sata cable to the port? Also what is your exact processor? Going for mobo pcie-e 3.0 will be useless if tou processor is sandy bridge based. Performance wise pcie 3 will not going to give you performance advantage compared to pcie 2.
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September 3, 2013 5:28:23 AM

renz496 said:
Did you plan adding more hdd? Does your bottom card preventing you from connecting sata cable to the port? Also what is your exact processor? Going for mobo pcie-e 3.0 will be useless if tou processor is sandy bridge based. Performance wise pcie 3 will not going to give you performance advantage compared to pcie 2.


No i don't plan on adding more hdd, the bottom card is preventing me fmro connecting to the sable ports but not the middle one like i showd on picture, i have an i7 3770k.
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September 3, 2013 5:42:32 AM

well you can get new mobo with PCI-E 3.0 if you want to. just make sure the sata port placement will not give you the same complication you're having right now
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September 3, 2013 9:15:09 AM

renz496 said:
well you can get new mobo with PCI-E 3.0 if you want to. just make sure the sata port placement will not give you the same complication you're having right now


I will get it next month meanwhile do you think this llose sata cable between them might damage or cause any other trouble on the gpu? Thanks :) 
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September 3, 2013 9:25:42 AM

the one that already connected will not. but for the other two (the other two that very close to your bottom card) the component on the gpu pcb might be damage if you're forcing the cable in. you can try removing the card first then connect the cable. then try if you can fit in you second card properly. if you're having trouble then using the port might not be good idea. this is only a problem if you want to use the port.
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September 3, 2013 9:30:01 AM

renz496 said:
the one that already connected will not. but for the other two (the other two that very close to your bottom card) the component on the gpu pcb might be damage if you're forcing the cable in. you can try removing the card first then connect the cable. then try if you can fit in you second card properly. if you're having trouble then using the port might not be good idea. this is only a problem if you want to use the port.


I only wanna use the port where the blue cable is connected on the picture but i'm really scared that it touches the gpu and damages it what do you think?
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September 3, 2013 9:37:54 AM

as long as the cable did not touch the gpu fan then there is no problem at all.
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September 3, 2013 10:10:59 AM

renz496 said:
as long as the cable did not touch the gpu fan then there is no problem at all.


It's not touching the fan i turned it on to make sure for hours, but it's really close from the chip part of bottom card.

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September 3, 2013 5:16:51 PM

Even if the cable somehow touch the component it i don't think it will easily damage the component. It's unlike the situation for the two slot that really close to your bottom card. Looking at the pci the cable not even touch the component for the bottom card. So you don't have to worry about it
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September 3, 2013 7:19:00 PM

renz496 said:
Even if the cable somehow touch the component it i don't think it will easily damage the component. It's unlike the situation for the two slot that really close to your bottom card. Looking at the pci the cable not even touch the component for the bottom card. So you don't have to worry about it


I managed to stress the cable a bit so it's pretty still i don't think it will be a problem, anyways thank you very much for your help and one last question: do you think i will have a huge bottleneck because of pcie 2.0 x8/x8 ? note: i play on 1920*1080 Thanks!

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September 3, 2013 7:26:55 PM

Not at all on todays games. Full 16X16 only matter on laboratory synthetic benchmarks and small increase over 8X8 at that. They are available on some motherboards, 16X16 @dual but rare & unnecessary for the next couple of years as nothing really needs it.
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September 3, 2013 9:27:17 PM

ur6beersaway said:
Not at all on todays games. Full 16X16 only matter on laboratory synthetic benchmarks and small increase over 8X8 at that. They are available on some motherboards, 16X16 @dual but rare & unnecessary for the next couple of years as nothing really needs it.


All right! Thank you very much : )

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September 3, 2013 9:59:41 PM

Kermit64 said:
renz496 said:
Even if the cable somehow touch the component it i don't think it will easily damage the component. It's unlike the situation for the two slot that really close to your bottom card. Looking at the pci the cable not even touch the component for the bottom card. So you don't have to worry about it


I managed to stress the cable a bit so it's pretty still i don't think it will be a problem, anyways thank you very much for your help and one last question: do you think i will have a huge bottleneck because of pcie 2.0 x8/x8 ? note: i play on 1920*1080 Thanks!



It will not. And for intel mainstream class processor (LGA 1155) you can only get x8/x8 at best. But if you're using mobo with pci-e 3 you can get something similar to pci-e 2 x16/x16 because pcie 3 x8 have the same bandwidth as pcie 2 x16 lanes. D
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