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Topic   Wanted: Cheap CPU/motherboard combos with lots of PCI-e slots...

John
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21-Dec-2017(#1)
Anyone have any old parts lying around for cheap? I am looking for motherboards (with CPUs and heatsinks/fans preferrably) that have at least 4 PCI-e slots. (They can even be the tiny 1x slots.)

Don't have to be great CPUs or anything. Intel dual-core or better would be fine. Most AMDs would be fine.

If you have something, please let me know. Thanks!
Xena
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21-Dec-2017(#2)
i have a 6 core cpu i'm looking to get rid of
John
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21-Dec-2017(#3)
It's not the CPU as much as the motherboard that is important to me. I need any motherboard with at least 4 PCI-e slots.

They look like any of these:

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Bishop
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21-Dec-2017(#4)
Expansion eh?
John
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22-Dec-2017(#5)
Yeah, got a deal on a bunch of dirty 280X cards. Stripped them all down, cleaned them up, and re-thermal-pasted them and they are working great. Just need more places to put them. smile

I don't bother with high-end mining motherboards because these cards suck so much power that I have to split them between outlets anyhow. So, around 5 per motherboard is about the limit anyhow. smile
BJB
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* 23-Dec-2017(#6)
I have a Gigabyte 970a-udp3 I believe it is. Its brand new unused but I've been sitting on it for 2 years now so I'll let it go super cheap. I also may have an AMD 6 core. It's the FX-6300 Vishera. Newegg sent me this CPU with a few pins bent in one corner. I triesld to bend them back to the best of my ability but could never get it to work. I would just throw you this for free if I could find it
RagingShadow07
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23-Dec-2017(#7)
Have you looked into systems that can do bifurcation? My Ryzen board for example is apparently able to split each PCIe lane into two if you have PCIe bifurcation splitters.

John
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24-Dec-2017(#8)
RagingShadow07 wrote:
> Have you looked into systems that can do bifurcation? My Ryzen board for example
> is apparently able to split each PCIe lane into two if you have PCIe bifurcation
> splitters.

Sure, but it generally isn't worth it for me. I'm just looking for cheap combos ready to go that can be used -- people that upgraded to newer high-end stuff, for example.

My current setup is mostly old cheap Dell Vostros that someone have me for free that I stripped. So, it just isn't worth it to me to put too much into any higher-end stuff. yes
loztdogs
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30-Dec-2017(#9)
@John - I have mb, i5 3330 + fan + 8gb ddr3 from Dell Inspiron 660 if interested.

Topic   Wanted: Cheap CPU/motherboard combos with lots of PCI-e slots...