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EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI Motherboard

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September 20, 2010 12:38:35 PM

I wanna buy this motherboard from EVGA.Its got 7 x16 slots.
I wanna put 4 x gtx480.
What can i do with the rest 3 slots.Can i put tesla m2070 or something in there.

I also want to know which ram maker provides the highest memory clock with 3-channel 24gb.

THanks.
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 20, 2010 2:18:30 PM

Unless you use Koolance to water cool the GPUs, the GPU shroud will block the remaining PCIe slots. I've used both Corsair & Mushkin. For best performance don't fill all 6 DDR3; use Tri-Channel vs Hexa-Channel. You would need to contact EVGA to see if ANY 8GB DDR3 {Tri-Channel} was tested {or will even work}; they exist but I don't know even IF ANY EVGA board can run them correctly.

Regarding Tesla M2070 - question is "can" vs "should" - if you are looking for a rendering solution then ONLY use Xeon CPU + EVGA SR-2. The rig will cost you ~ $20,000-$25,000+

99% of Tesla use is in 3U rendering racks and NOT stuck inside a "PC/WS" rig - http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.asp...

Good Luck!
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September 20, 2010 4:02:36 PM

As explained by Jaquith, you wont have any usable slots left if you use the 480's with their default heatsink setups.. Btw, what for do you require to use 4 of those hot and power hungry cards.? If you are intending it for a workstation and/or hpc build then getting the quadro's is highly recommended..
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September 21, 2010 4:25:21 AM

so i am going for 4x gtx480.I've got a custom build liquid cooling with the best configs.
I've got a corsair ram cooler.Can i overclock 1600MHz ram to 2000MHz or higher as evga support upto 2424MHz
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