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ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA & SLI Setup

infinityward
Level 7
I currently own a ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 motherboard & have a EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 video card, i would like to add another GeForce GTX 680 to the board but i'm not sure what PCI Express slot to use. Obviously the video card i have now is in the first PCIE_X16/X8_1 slot, there is also a second PCIE_X16_2A slot right below it & third PCIE_X8_2B right under that, there are two other slots titles PCIE_X8_3 & PCIE_X8_4 making five slots in total. SO if anybody has any experience running a SLI setup? i would appreciate some input. Thanks in advance
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Chino
Level 15
Welcome to the ROG forums, infinityward.

The optimal slots to use for a 2 way SLI configuration are the first and third slots.

Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 i kinda thought so as well but wasn't sure. you would think that it should go in the second PCIE_X16_2A slot right below it, it would fit ok but there wouldn't be any space between; for ventilation between the two video cards

Chino
Level 15
That's the exact reason why it was designed that way. To leave some clearance space for ventilation between the two graphics card.