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Author Topic: 6990 - what is important when choosing a motherboard?  (Read 1311 times)
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June 15, 2011, 12:09:28 AM

hi miners

a friend is about to build himself a mining rig.

he wants to use a 6990 card with it.

what is important to look for in a motherboard to use with this 6990 card?

for example pcie 2.1 ? or is pcie 2.0 just as good?

he doesnt want a minimalistic setup,
he wants to use the system for 3d-modelling and rendering, and when he doesnt work he wants to let this machine mine.

so the motherboard should well be great and futureproof for a desktop machine too not only mining.

thanks for any inputs and hints!!

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June 15, 2011, 01:14:47 AM

Well if he plans on using this for other means, then go for the spec of the card, PCI-E 2.1 is 'better' but really is just a transitional technology, you will see no performance difference between the two.

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June 15, 2011, 01:24:10 AM

Be sure the card will not cover any connector, especially the power switch, or you will end up like me turning on the pc using WOL from an iPhone  Cheesy

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