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I should probably upgrade the CPU to a 40-lane one (5930k or 5960x) Cant fully utilize the second GFX card with just 28 lanes.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 9 points

You should probably upgrade the description as well.

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

" Cant fully utilize the second GFX card with just 28 lanes." False for multiple reasons: 1. Nvidia video cards need 8x min. (2x 8 = 16 out of 28) 2. Even if you would have too few lanes from your CPU, there is a good chance your motherboard has a PLX bridge that gives adds more lanes (usually 4x or 8x extra).

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

I believe he is saying that he can't run his GPU's in full x16 mode.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

A better description would clear this up for us. But we can only speculate.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you need more monitors. . .

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU doesn't need upgrading, PCIe 3.0 x8 for your 2nd GPU is fine, it will not result in a performance hit.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't they both run at x8? I thought that was a thing with SLI.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the CPU has 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know that. I was wondering if they would both run at x8 or if one would run a x8 and one at x16 since there are enough PCIe lanes available to do so. I thought that was a specification of SLI that they both had to run at the same mode.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, it's not. You are probably thinking of the fact that SLI needs at least PCIe x8 for each card.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thanks for the clarification.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

there is 0 noticeable difference between 2 cards running in 16x to 8x and i have a system with a 5820k and 2 980s in sli running 8x 8x and it still performs amazingly

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, there would be no difference and likely will not be one for quite some time. PCIe buses are huge and we'll likely see a PCIe 4.0 before we get close to saturating the x8 speeds.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Kraken X61 treating you? What are the temps? How does it benchmark?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that sticker on the side? Kinda reminds me of a YouTube channel. Sick build though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It is Tango Tek. mostly does minecraft vids on YouTube. /tangoteklp

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, yeah I thought so. Cool.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

YAAAAS THIS MY S***

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