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May 2, 2011 7:19:36 AM

Hi, building a gaming PC. Plan to start with one GTX 590 and add another in 2-3yrs hence the bigger PSU. Chose this motherboard due to not needing many options and from seeing the benchmarks on x8 SLI compared to both x16 SLI there seems little difference. Opinions appreciated.

Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Case
Antec TruePower Quattro 1200W TPQ-1200
Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3 Motherboard B3
Intel Core i7 2600K
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD
Razer Abyssus Gaming Mouse
Razer Goliathus Alpha (444mm X 355mm) Control Edition
Dell UltraSharpTM U2711 27" 2560 x 1440

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a c 272 4 Gaming
May 2, 2011 7:48:35 AM

The selected motherboard will not do SLI down the road since the second PCIe X16 slot only runs at X4 speed. Everything else looks fine.
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May 2, 2011 7:56:07 AM

rolli59 said:
The selected motherboard will not do SLI down the road since the second PCIe X16 slot only runs at X4 speed. Everything else looks fine.


Thanks for reading but are you sure? I copied this from the gigabyte mboard website

# 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
# 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
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a c 272 4 Gaming
May 2, 2011 8:05:43 AM

psylence1 said:
Thanks for reading but are you sure? I copied this from the gigabyte mboard website

# 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
# 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

I mist the X in the name and confused it with the GA P67A UD3, it is a new product and yes you are right that it does run at X8! It is fine then.
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May 2, 2011 1:58:35 PM

Id find some OCZ memory instead of G.Skill
OCZ makes awesome memory with great timings

id also suggest possibly getting a smaller ssd and getting an hdd
install your OS on the ssd and your games on your SSD everything else put on your hdd then let us know how the speeds are =)
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