I’m building a rig with 7x1080Ti for 3D rendering AND mining Zcash.
It’s not recommended for me to use 1x 16x USB risers because it’s too slow bandwith for 3D rendering.
Motherboard is ASUS x99 E-10G WS because it has 7 PCI-E 16x slots
CPU is 6850k because it has 40 PCI-E lanes
It leaves me with 2 options:
A. Full watercooling (around 1300$ for blocks, pump, reservoir, radiator, etc)
B. 16x 16x risers with open air case (around 300$ max)
I understand to avoid interference between cables I need shielded risers OR manually add aluminium foil.
Should the risers be powered or not with this motherboard?
16x 16x riser: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0739Y2P4B
with power: https://www.amazon.de/roujia-Kabel-Express-Extender-Flachbandkabel/dp/B073WRTQFL
Thanks for your help!