Help 8 PCI slot case

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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  1. There are so many Lian-Li mid-tower cases with 8 expansion slots...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%2050001375%20600006302&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7|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...
  2. gkay09 said:
    There are so many Lian-Li mid-tower cases with 8 expansion slots...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%2050001375%20600006302&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7|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
  3. ^ 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?CurImage=13-128-456-Z03&SpinSet=13-128-456-RS&ISList=13-128-456-Z01,13-128-456-Z02,13-128-456-Z03,13-128-456-Z04,13-128-456-Z05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16813128456&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=GIGABYTE%20GA-X58-USB3%20LGA%201366%20Intel%20X58%20USB%203.0%20ATX%20Intel%20Motherboard
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