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Is that bottom black PCI-E slot for AMD cards or Nvida cards? The specs say that the board supports 2-way SLI. Does that mean that I can put the cards on any 2 slots, including that bottom black one. Thank you!

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3 minutes ago, CyberFern0 said:

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Is that bottom black PCI-E slot for AMD cards or Nvida cards? The specs say that the board supports 2-way SLI. Does that mean that I can put the cards on any 2 slots, including that bottom black one. Thank you!

it is for any brand of PCI-E card, not sure if you do sli in that one

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Just now, Thermosman said:

it is for any brand of PCI-E card, not sure if you do sli in that one

Why is it a different color?

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Just now, CyberFern0 said:

Why is it a different color?

its not a reinforced pcie slot, to save on cost since most people won't use it anyways

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Just now, Thermosman said:

its not a reinforced pcie slot, to save on cost since most people won't use it anyways

Oh. Would a founders edition waterblocked 1080 ti bend the slot?

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1 minute ago, Thermosman said:

its not a reinforced pcie slot, to save on cost since most people won't use it anyways

I'm thinking of putting a card on the bottom slot so I could watercool them. I don't think 1-slot difference is enough?

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Just now, CyberFern0 said:

Oh. Would a founders edition waterblocked 1080 ti bend the slot?

no, it should be strong enough, but why use that slot?

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Just now, Thermosman said:

no, it should be strong enough, but why use that slot?

I listed the reason in the post above.

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Just now, Thermosman said:

I wouldnt use that slot, since it only has pcie 4x of bandwith

Oh. What do the reinforced slots have?

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Just now, CyberFern0 said:

Oh. What do the reinforced slots have?

1. x16

2. x4

3. x1

4. x8

5. x1

6 x4

 

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Just now, Thermosman said:

for sli, use slot 1 and slot 4

Yeah. Do you know the spacings between the pcie x16 slots in mm?

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2 minutes ago, CyberFern0 said:

Yeah. Do you know the spacings between the pcie x16 slots in mm?

no, sorry. just cut down the tubing a little bit at a time until it fits nicely

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Just now, Thermosman said:

no, sorry. just cut down the tubing a little bit at a time until it fits nicely

Ok. Thanks for the help.

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2 minutes ago, Thermosman said:

no, sorry. just cut down the tubing a little bit at a time until it fits nicely

I have one more question: Would you buy a 1 slot spacing sli bridge because there is 1 PCI-E x16 slot in the middle, or would you buy a 2 slot spacing sli bridge because there are 2 PCI-E slots in the middle? EVGA SLI HB Bridge

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9 minutes ago, CyberFern0 said:

I have one more question: Would you buy a 1 slot spacing sli bridge because there is 1 PCI-E x16 slot in the middle, or would you buy a 2 slot spacing sli bridge because there are 2 PCI-E slots in the middle? EVGA SLI HB Bridge

you need a 3 slot spacing sli bridge

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Just now, Thermosman said:

you need a 3 slot spacing sli bridge

Why? There are only 2 slots in between.

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Just now, CyberFern0 said:

Why? There are only 2 slots in between.

are you intending to use the first and second slots?

or the first and third slots?

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