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October 21, 2010 11:03:56 AM

I have changed my mind and instead of buying A h55 ill just be buying a x58 so I heard that the gigabyte x58 usb3 needs a case with atlease 8 pci slots to use sli or crossfire. The case I am planning to buy is the Aerocool VS 9 but it onlyy has 7 slots. I am searching for Lian Li but no luck cant find any so again need help.

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October 21, 2010 12:15:37 PM

There are so many Lian-Li mid-tower cases with 8 expansion slots...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-112-238^11-112-238-TS,11-112-239^11-112-239-TS,11-112-236^11-112-236-TS

And from where did you hear that for that X58-USB3 needs a case with 8 slots?
That board has 2 PCIe x16 which runs at x16 speeds that are placed nearer to each other and the 3rd slot, runs @x4, which wont be of any use- maybe for a PhysX card, else no point using that slot...
So you wont need that many expansion slots...
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October 21, 2010 1:15:07 PM

gkay09 said:
There are so many Lian-Li mid-tower cases with 8 expansion slots...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-112-238^11-112-238-TS,11-112-239^11-112-239-TS,11-112-236^11-112-236-TS

And from where did you hear that for that X58-USB3 needs a case with 8 slots?
That board has 2 PCIe x16 which runs at x16 speeds that are placed nearer to each other and the 3rd slot, runs @x4, which wont be of any use- maybe for a PhysX card, else no point using that slot...
So you wont need that many expansion slots...



I mean I cant find any Lian Li cases here (philippines)

and I read it somewhere forgot what site that says if i want to use sli i need 8 slots
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October 21, 2010 1:21:04 PM

^ No, I dont think so...
Like I said, the 1st and the 2nd PCIe x16 slot on the X58-USB3 are the ones that run @x16 and they are placed nearer, and not at the lower end of the board, so a normal case which supports ATX board would do...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...
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