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EATX - What do people put in those PCI slots?

CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,672Member Uncommon

So yeah! What do people typically fill those with?

Assuming they use a 3 slot graphics card, that still leaves like....3 more slots or so o.o 

 

Edit : heres one

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,350Member Uncommon
    I dont even know what an EATX looks like (got a link).  I really dont have a need for all the slots on an ATX and I'm not a hard core OCer so I prefer MATX with 1 PCIe and 2 pci slots.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,350Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Castillle
    So yeah! What do people typically fill those with? Assuming they use a 3 slot graphics card, that still leaves like....3 more slots or so o.o    Edit : heres one

    Wow 4-way SLI mobo,  too rich for my blood.

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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Posts: 676Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Castillle

      Edit : heres one

    Mmmmm.......Daddy wants!


  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stayontarget
    Originally posted by Castillle
    So yeah! What do people typically fill those with? Assuming they use a 3 slot graphics card, that still leaves like....3 more slots or so o.o    Edit : heres one

    Wow 4-way SLI mobo,  too rich for my blood.

    That is what people with retarded amounts of cash they don't mind throwing away do with those boards (or you're just a really sob and someone gifted it to you).  Quad SLI/Xfire!

  • VrikaVrika FinlandPosts: 3,306Member Rare
    It's not that anyone, perhaps outside of some professionals, would need all those PCI slots. It's more about extending your e-peen.
  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 3,039Member Uncommon
    The same thing you would do with 3 spare slots on any other motherboard... sound card and DVB/S TV tuner then either leave the last empty or fill it if you need things like extra USB ports.
  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,437Member Uncommon

    Seems overkill for me. But Wi-Fi card, one of those blazing fast PCI SSD card, sound card or something.

    I don't know, just seems overkill, I am extremely happy with just one video card lol.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 16,598Member Epic
    Originally posted by charlespayne
    This is a real gamers board http://www.scan.co.uk/products/evga-classified-sr-2-intel-xeon-5520-s1366-ddr3-triple-ch-4-way-sli-sata3-usb3-hptx

    Welcome to 2010.

    Even if you did want a 2P workstation, you'd want Sandy Bridge-E, not Gulftown.  Or rather, their Xeon equivalents.  And that's assuming it can even take Gulftown; the Xeon 5520 that the link refers to is Bloomfield.  In that case, welcome to 2008.

  • CleffyCleffy San Diego, CAPosts: 5,129Member Uncommon
    I would be a bit nervous about getting 4 way sli or crossfire-X using 3 chipsets.  Intel's chipset, and 2 other chipsets to get the 64 PCI-e gen 3 lanes this has.  Now if we were talking about using 6 PCI-e SSD in combination with a dual slot video card, and 8 SAS drives.  Then I think this board has a place.
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 16,598Member Epic

    Flagship motherboards serve two purposes:

    1)  Something to buy for the extreme big-budget people who want top of the line everything, whether it matters or not, and for whom too much is never enough.

    2)  To attract fawning reviews from tech review sites who are happy to see that the motherboard has everything, and the only problem is the price tag.  The hope is that readers who see that brand X has a great high-end motherboard will figure that the $60 motherboard from brand X must also be great and then buy it.

  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Flagship motherboards serve two purposes: 1)  Something to buy for the extreme big-budget people who want top of the line everything, whether it matters or not, and for whom too much is never enough. 2)  To attract fawning reviews from tech review sites who are happy to see that the motherboard has everything, and the only problem is the price tag.  The hope is that readers who see that brand X has a great high-end motherboard will figure that the $60 motherboard from brand X must also be great and then buy it.

    QFT

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    A board like that, with the full four-way SLI going on, would be great for GPU computing.  Stuff like science and engineering simulations.  Probably wasted on anything game-related though.

    You make me like charity

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