Motherboard Questions about the Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5

WadeAK78

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Jun 7, 2016
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So I want to SLI on this board but I also want to have an Intel 750 series PCIE ssd.
My question is will this work with a gpu in the top slot the ssd in the 2nd full size slot and another gpu in the last slot?
 

Aibohphobia

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Feb 22, 2015
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SLI will not work like that, the bottom slot only supports x4 and SLI currently requires at least x8 for both cards.

So to make SLI + an Intel 750 work on that board you will have to put a single-slot graphics card in the second slot to make enough room for the 750 in the bottom slot.
 

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Sep 26, 2015
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...or you get a PCI-e flexible extension ribbon and put the 750 in a 5th or +1 PCI slot in the case.
 

Phuncz

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May 9, 2015
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Have you considered an M.2 PCIe SSD ? Since it would be able to work with two two-slot GPUs in SLI and on this specific board it's actually placed better than most boards. Maybe you have a specific use-case where the Intel 750 shines, but the M.2 drives like the Samsung 950 Pro and Toshiba RD400 are quite close in general performance: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10328/the-toshiba-ocz-rd400-pcie-ssd-review