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Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards! 2019/03/13 05:37:18 (permalink)
Thank you very much for the info i read the manual but i didnt totally understand it so if i get the proper 44 lane cpu i can use both m.2 slots and i can i space out my video cards in sli in pe1 and the second in pe3?
But i havent read the thread yet about the replacing of the mobo battery on a new board i will look into that after i run the kidos to school.
thanks again for the advice!
post edited by jimbo78 - 2019/03/13 05:42:40
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Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards! 2019/03/25 12:50:53 (permalink)
can someone can show me remove heatpipe VRM section this black plastic cover with graver EVGA x299 Dark is separate of heatpipe?
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Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards! 2019/03/31 06:20:47 (permalink)
GGTV-Jon
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Im building a 2 way sli setup with the x299 dark motherboard and for the time being will have x2 1070 cards and the intel core i7 7800x  and i want to run x2 samsung 860 evo series m.2 2280 1 TB each on the board for starters.
Anyways i want to space out my 2 cards more then 1 card slot, i want to use PE1 and have the other on PE4 instead of having the second on PE2. The reason is im water cooling both cards and want alittle more space between them will this board alow me to do this or im i stuck with only PE1 and PE2 slot placements?
Also will i be able to utilize both m.2 slots with my i7 7800x series cpu with sli on or only one of them?
thank you for any help
here is a pic of the start of project "Mini Fridge"





 
Welcome to the forums Jimbo78
 
There is a good break down of CPU PCIe lane distribution on pages 27 and 28 of the manual PDF
 
Information on your CPU -
 
Download page for EVGA product manuals -
 
From page 27 of the manual:

PCIe Lane Distribution (Core™ i7-78xx, 28 Lane Processors)

PE1 – x16 (Gen3, x16 lanes from CPU, x8 shared with PE2)
PE2 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU, shares 8 of PE1’s 16 lanes)
PE3 – x16 (Not functional on 28 lane processors)
PE4 – x16 (Gen3, x8 lanes from CPU)
PE5 – x4 (Gen3, x4 lanes from PCH)
PE6 – x16 (Gen3, x4 lanes from PCH)
o Must be enabled in BIOS, which disables M.2 80mm

 
From page 28 of the manual:

PCIe Lane Distribution (Core™ i7-78xx, 28 Lane Processors)

U.2(PU1) x4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes
o Must be enabled in BIOS, which disables M.2 110mm

U.2(PU2) (44 Lane CPU ONLY)

M.2 Key-M (110mm) PM1 – x4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes from CPU
o Supports PCIe/NVMe only
o Must be enabled in BIOS, which disables U.2(PU1)

M.2 Key-M (80mm) PM2 – x4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes from PCH
o Supports Optane™/PCIe/NVMe
o Must be enabled in BIOS, which disables PE6

M.2 Key-E (32mm) – x1 PCH lane

 
As seen in the PCIe slot break down above with that 28lane CPU you will only have 16 lanes available on slot one, the rest will be 8 lanes or less, and the PM2 M.2 slot will be on the PCH
 
To really use the board to it's full potential you need to get an 44 lane CPU
 
 
NOTE: The M.2 drive CANNOT be an M.2 Sata - quick google search was showing the 860 evo series m.2 2280 1TB as an M.2 SATA - DOES NOT WORK on this board, there is a typo in the manual.
This is why I put some of the M.2 information above in bold
 
Edit note 2: Make sure you read this thread -  
If you have not already done it remove the rest of the shrouds while you have the board out of the case and covers off for M.2 access and check / replace the CMOS battery
Having to remove the board and pull the covers after having it too a running state is no fun.
If you can it is best to use the bench board and soft tubing on the cooling system to bench the system and get the OS installed prior to getting it all fitted in the case to insure that everything is good to go


Ive been crazy buisy but thank you very much for this important detail i missed!
Ive read through the manual again but didnt take long for me to see what you posted i cant believe i missed it!
I will go with the SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe instead and will be using the Intel Core i7-9800X Skylake X 8-Core 3.8 GHz unless i can come up with more funds to get the i9 9900x instead.
Also will be picking up my replacement cr2032 battery.
Thanks again for the heads up!
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Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards! 2019/03/31 10:56:53 (permalink)
 jimbo78 when you get the system completed start a new thread and show us some pictures, build looks good so far


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Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards! 2019/04/01 23:43:03 (permalink)
And Yes, that too is unbelievable 
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Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards! 2019/04/16 10:45:17 (permalink)
OC Robot on EVGA x299 Dark is F@ntastic gear )))


i7 9800X, 16Gb DDR4 4000, EVGA x299 Dark
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