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8800GTX IN 8X SLOT....

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November 24, 2006 5:54:11 PM

Will a BFG8800gtx water cooled edition run in a PCIe 8x slot ?
I'm looking to put 3 BFG8800gtx's in a striker extreme....

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November 24, 2006 6:37:02 PM

Anyone ?
November 24, 2006 6:51:27 PM

Probably but in all fairness a) no chip can take full advantage of that ffs and b) seriously dude if you can spend that much on a pc you must have loads of money - how do you have time to play the games if you're out earning that.
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November 24, 2006 7:03:14 PM

All it needs is for the slot to be a physical x16 slot. That's it. As for the x16 or x8 electrical connection, that's up to the mobo.
November 24, 2006 7:09:08 PM

Funny thing is it probably won't be used for that much gaming...
I'm trying to set up a HTPC for a client.....he wants the system to run 3 surround 30" LCD's with the center one alone in SLi mode plus the case has a 7" LCD built in. It's going to ba a video presentation system but he does a little gaming too. He also wants to split the main GPU signal and run an 80" screen at 1920x1080 through a projector.
November 24, 2006 7:10:54 PM

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Will a BFG8800gtx water cooled edition run in a PCIe 8x slot ?
I'm looking to put 3 BFG8800gtx's in a striker extreme....
Yes it can run, but why do you plan on using this config? Need more than 4 monitors? Or are you waiting for future physics support?
November 24, 2006 7:11:09 PM

The slot is a 16x SIZE but only runs at 8x. I need to know if an 8800gtx can step down to 8x and not loose too much performance.
November 24, 2006 7:11:33 PM

Answer: No

Why? Because the Striker-Extreme has 3 PCI-Express ports but only two of them are for Video cards, the one left in the middle is for Physics.

No matter if you try, SLI means two cards not three, there is no 3-port-SLI-bridge. Even if you put them, the drivers are not ready yet for 3-cards nor physics.
November 24, 2006 7:14:41 PM

If it's for a HTPC then you don't have anything to worry about. PCIe x8 connection is plenty for something like that. Now SLIing that should be interesting, those are some pretty powerful GPUs... but does your client really need that? He could even get away with a 7900GT or a 7600GT (especially the one with HDMI support.)
November 24, 2006 7:22:29 PM

You think maybe he could use two of the 8800's in sli, then put a matrox card in the other slot for the multiple monitors? That would get the best of both worlds, I think, especially if the surround is going to be used in presentations and such.
November 24, 2006 7:23:52 PM

If what he is looking for is to put 6 monitors together then why not? but I dont think you need that quantity of monitors. I would rather wait and get a Physics card from NVIDIA which are coming soon :) 
November 24, 2006 7:24:23 PM

Config as follows so far.....8800gtx x2 for running 1 30" lcd off main card so center monitor is the only one of the 3 working during SLi mode, 1 30" lcd on each side of primary monitor both running from the second 8800gtx for a triple 30" desktop. The third 8800gtx is going to run the built in slide out 7" LCD in the case and mirror the display on a 37" LCD at 1920x1080 whose signal will also be split into a 1920x1080 projector.
The motherboard will also have a PCIe 1x sata2 controller Running 4 750GB drives in raid 0, a PCI physics card and a PCI 4 port Vid. capture card. The motherboard will also host 4 750GB sata drives in raid 0, 2 plextor bluray drives on the IDE bus, 2 sata dvd drives, 4 GB ram and a quad core. ALL water cooled, CPU, RAM, Northbridge and all 3 GPU's.
Big build, big case, big bucks.....I like clients with money.......
November 24, 2006 7:25:35 PM

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If what he is looking for is to put 6 monitors together then why not?


Lets see: Three surround + one on the case + one big projector= 5 monitors. Looks like he might need it then...
November 24, 2006 7:26:57 PM

I'm not thinking to run all 3 SLi'd...the usual 2 will be, and the third for a dual set LCD display and split into a projector.
November 24, 2006 7:28:04 PM

Holey moley. Looks like thats gonna be a heck of a system. 8 750GB drives will be pretty loud though, I'd hate to have that in my living room.

Sounds to me like your client has more money than they know what to do with...
November 24, 2006 7:34:51 PM

I know right :lol: 
November 24, 2006 7:41:50 PM

I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this rig...
November 24, 2006 7:44:05 PM

Im jealous :oops: 
November 24, 2006 7:58:45 PM

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Holey moley. Looks like thats gonna be a heck of a system. 8 750GB drives will be pretty loud though, I'd hate to have that in my living room.

Sounds to me like your client has more money than they know what to do with...


They do have more money than they know what to do with.....
November 24, 2006 8:00:00 PM

I know what they should do with it... give it to me! :D 
November 24, 2006 8:03:36 PM

I sign up to the list too :D 
November 24, 2006 8:05:47 PM

So does anyone think the 8800gtx will run in the 8x wired slot on the striker extreme ?
November 24, 2006 8:07:06 PM

I dont think so. I dont really know what to say about that 3 video card you want to add. Just ask NVIDIA or ASUS but I doubt they will answer your question since they tell you so many different things everytime you contact them.
November 24, 2006 8:32:49 PM

Yes it should run fine in the 3rd 8x slot.
November 25, 2006 1:27:30 AM

It'll run fine. Like I said, it only needs to be in a physical x16 slot.
November 25, 2006 2:18:32 AM

Try calling the card company.

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