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July 07, 2011, 01:59:56 PM
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What's your choice for motherboards that support 4 GPUs (caseless)?

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July 07, 2011, 04:25:01 PM
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I've seen some people using this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274  it fits 4 cards on a board without risers.

However, there are some boards in the $50-60 range w\ 4x pcie slots where you could use x1 riser's.
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July 07, 2011, 04:28:02 PM
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Can you link to some specific boards in that price range that are known to work with 4x cards using x1 risers?  It seems kind of hit and miss to just pick one at random, because some of them really can't do it.
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July 07, 2011, 04:30:23 PM
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Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Great quality. Have to use extender tho.
I have it, and love it. (runs caseless, in a custom wood cards riser)
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July 07, 2011, 05:28:53 PM
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Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Great quality. Have to use extender tho.
I have it, and love it. (runs caseless, in a custom wood cards riser)

I've seen where the PCIe "extender" or "riser" cable is mentioned in builds, but I'm not able to find one on Newegg. Can you suggest a source?

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July 07, 2011, 06:11:59 PM
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Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Great quality. Have to use extender tho.
I have it, and love it. (runs caseless, in a custom wood cards riser)

I've seen where the PCIe "extender" or "riser" cable is mentioned in builds, but I'm not able to find one on Newegg. Can you suggest a source?

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July 07, 2011, 06:44:58 PM
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Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Great quality. Have to use extender tho.
I have it, and love it. (runs caseless, in a custom wood cards riser)

I've seen where the PCIe "extender" or "riser" cable is mentioned in builds, but I'm not able to find one on Newegg. Can you suggest a source?

Cablesaurus.com

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July 07, 2011, 07:39:10 PM
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Thanks to all for the input.  8^)

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February 27, 2012, 08:22:22 AM
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Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Great quality. Have to use extender tho.
I have it, and love it. (runs caseless, in a custom wood cards riser)
What type of extener have you used? I tryed to use x1-x1 extender without hotplug and it seems does not work.
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March 03, 2012, 08:48:02 AM
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Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 can bring only 3 PCI express Sad
http://www.manualowl.com/m/Gigabyte/GA-870A-UD3/Manual/207677
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March 03, 2012, 11:17:22 AM
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why only 4 PCI-E? Smiley

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March 03, 2012, 11:34:04 AM
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MSI 785G-E53, has 1 PCI-E 16X and 3 PCI-E 1x. I've confirmed that it works with 4 GPUs, and I got it at 60$ at geeks.com refurbished.
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March 03, 2012, 11:43:58 AM
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What's your choice for motherboards that support 4 GPUs (caseless)?

This is the best (best price and most pcie slots) board I have found for mining.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

I do use extenders.

http://www.cablesaurus.com/
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March 04, 2012, 01:03:41 AM
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I have had so so luck with ASRock boards. I have two right now that on first boot up don't initialize the ethernet, but it works upon restart. Wish had I had better luck with that as that looks to be one nice board.

I use this board primarily and have had only 1 out of 20ish go bad:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138303

There frequently are mail in rebates on it in the $10-$20 range.

Edit: You will need risers.
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March 04, 2012, 01:30:48 AM
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What's your choice for motherboards that support 4 GPUs (caseless)?

This is the best (best price and most pcie slots) board I have found for mining.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

I do use extenders.

http://www.cablesaurus.com/


Can you pls link to the exact cables you use from cablesaurus; which GPU's do use on these boards?
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March 04, 2012, 02:03:04 AM
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What's your choice for motherboards that support 4 GPUs (caseless)?

This is the best (best price and most pcie slots) board I have found for mining.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262

I do use extenders.

http://www.cablesaurus.com/


Can you pls link to the exact cables you use from cablesaurus; which GPU's do use on these boards?

Extenders used:

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=10
http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=9

Cards used:

5x5830
5x5850
5x5870
5x6950
3x5970

For the 3x5970 i use powered extenders.
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