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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Not sure if its against the rule to cross post from other forums, my apologies if it is: http://bit.ly/2BBKrW8 http://bit.ly/2rSpp5M
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Thought I'd share my PCIe bifurcated build in my custom case: Project Orthrus And yes, SLI does work:
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Finally an update ! Yaaaaay :) So I'm excited to share with you guys features that I've hinted at, and some I managed to sneak in over the last couple of weeks. Protoclaus has been more than generous in allowing me to make these additional modifications and getting it to my doorstep before...
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    The SLI certificate is required for the nVidia drivers to enable the "SLI enable" option in the Control Panel. So you do need it. The mobo is nice and 4xxx series produces decent gains over 3xxx series CPU's, especially in SLI. I got SLI to work on non-SLI boards using bifurcation by injecting...
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    I actually bought this motherboard. It does not have an SLI certificate. Also it won't fit in an NCASE M1 without mods to the power supply area, therefore it's useless. It does support 4xxx CPU's tho
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Yep that bad boy works with "some" network adapters. I've tried this with an Intel NUC. What was really interesting is that for example when I got an Intel ethernet adapter and then the same exact adapter but with HP firmware, only the intel worked. Not sure why. Compatibility was hit and miss...
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    That adapter won't work. I've tried it about 6 months ago. Bought 2 off ebay, neither worked. Only the Bplus tech M.2 PCIe x4 adapter will work. I think they screwed up something either with the singling or voltage.
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Actually I stand corrected. Both cards work in the Z270N as there is a function in the bios to set 2x8 mode :) I've updated my previous post.
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    I've recently purchased the Gigabyte Z270N to test bifurcation and both cards are detected correctly.
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Yep. It works exactly as it should :) No artefacts, no funny business :) Mind you this was no apples to apples comparison as I only have 7700k benchmarks to compare against... and I can't be bothered to set this up on an ATX X370 board ... but the performance diff is consistent.
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    THIS just happened :) on an Asrock x370 ITX/ac :D
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Not at all. Don't be silly. I love feedback because it brings out the pain points in the design. Sometimes hearing it from someone else motivates me to go back to the drawing board and evaluate the options. Feedback is always welcome ! I appreciate people who take the time to make the project...
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    The new Asrock X370 ITX/ac works like a charm. I'm using the X370 board and amerirack riser. Only problem is ... SLI doesn't work :( doesn't come up in the nVidia control panel :(
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Its really hard for me to estimate price right now, as I'm still thinking how to bundle it (1 pcie riser, 2 pcie risers, sli cables etc ...) The hole in the back of the case would stay there. It is hardly visible as it is the diameter of a hdmi cable and its directly under the power supply. If...
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Thank you for the reply aquelito. I'll try and do some testing on 1080ti's and some z97, z270 and x370 motherboards in the next few days with SLI. I'll report back what I find.
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Are you running those bad boys in SLI ? Does SLI work correctly ?
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    PCIE Bifurcation

    Anyone test new AM4 ITX board for bifurcation ?
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Yep, love it ! i have some quick disconnects laying around, I'll try to incorporate them into the loop. Absolutely brilliant :)
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    That is a brilliant idea !
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    You think so dondan ? I'm worried what will happen to the water at that temp, especially when summer comes along and ambient temp is likely to be around 25-27c. I noticed some condensation on the hoses i was filling the system in.
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Temporary custom loop with soft tubing done and running .... man ... it gets toasty with 7700k @ 4.5Ghz + 2 x 1080ti's let me tell you that ... Screenshots above were with 2 x 120mm fans at 100% speed With side panels on, fans at 70% just like the original tests I'm getting: Ambient...
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Finally starting to come together. Also, do you guys have any suggestions on where to put the bleed port or make any changes to the loop ? I'm looking to do some hardline tubing and just wondering if it will be possible. Looking for 90 degree bends as much as possible.
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    The new PSU is up and running so i thought i'd celebrate by sticking it in the case and start doing some of the cabling runs:
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    V2 is wider to accommodate the 120mm wide radiator and fans. Previously the case was wide enough just to accommodate 92mm fans.
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Yes, you can fit 1 x 3,5" HDD instead of the lower GPU.
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Also quick update on SLI cables. I found these to work very well. They are fujitsu branded SLI cables. Slightly longer than the longest ASUS cables available on the market. Problem is their price right now so I hope Lian Li come up with something of their own or start mass producing these...
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Also have a look at this: LINK
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Solder sucker is not good enough for this job. The solder blob on the ground connections is too big and even a professional soldering iron can't get it hot enough, hence the dremel. The PSU comes with only 1 x 8 PIN PCIE power connector and 2 x EPS 8 PIN connections. So those had to be changed...
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Very interesting :) Looks like lots of good parts are coming out. I can't test all of them, I'll have to draw the line somewhere but I'm sure as soon as I get the case out these will be evaluated :D
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Ok .... ok ... you've twisted my arm ;)
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Work is finally continuing on my build in the case :D :D :D :D I've measured the new rotary terminals and they will definitely help with the build: I've also had to re-cable another power supply. Lets just say I had to give the other one up for "testing purposes" :) So here's a high level...
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Hey arg, There is 60mm clearance (for thickness) at the front of the case. So I don't think that would be possible. Also only 240mm is supported. But with the release of the new Noctua 120x15mm fans you could probably setup a push/pull configuration :)
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Hey Carisma, I've just started talking to manufacturers now, so no ETA at the moment just yet
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Yes it will definitely help. I've already picked one up :D
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    I don't have any other angels right now as I'm away from home. Travelling for work. But yes, its a little wider and a little longer to accomodate a dual 120mm radiator. (240mm aio)
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Here's a little V2 next to V1 action :) - photo i took a while ago.
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Awesome ! Welcome to the forums. Im humbled by your support :) Wish i could spend more time on the case and build right now, but looks like i'll be away from home for another 2 weeks at least. But words like yours help me reinvigorate me to pursue the manufacturing of the case :) Much appreciated !
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Hey Omen and everyone else waiting on an update... I've been travelling for work for the last 3 weeks, which has made it impossible for me to work on this project. Unfortunately that's the nature of my work. I'm still alive however and I will have some news soon (tm) ..... i promise :) In the...
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    Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

    Here's some more interesting benchmarks:
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