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June 05, 2011, 06:00:29 PM
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Filtering on Newegg is a bit wonky for this.
I'm looking for a board with a total of 5-8 PCIe slots of any size and am trying to judge cost effectiveness.

I know a lot have gone out of stock on eBay, is anyone up on some decent choices in stock?

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June 05, 2011, 06:10:13 PM
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Here is a 5 slot that we use:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128431
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June 05, 2011, 06:17:27 PM
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Out of stock sadly like a lot of them.

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June 05, 2011, 06:21:29 PM
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I see people hanging their GPUs all over the place via adapters to those x1 slots, can someone please explain to me how that works? is it safe or even reduces performance since you're not using a x16 2.0 slot?
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June 05, 2011, 06:30:28 PM
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It reduces bandwidth - however mining uses far less than PCIex1 can provide.

Gaming would not be advisable with this though...

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June 05, 2011, 06:35:35 PM
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June 05, 2011, 06:39:08 PM
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I see people hanging their GPUs all over the place via adapters to those x1 slots, can someone please explain to me how that works?

When it comes to mounting, check out the Chassis in my thread.

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June 05, 2011, 09:09:28 PM
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That chassis looks awesome, but bit out of my price range.  Any thoughts on selling plans for the chassis for folks that want to DiY?
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