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October 17, 2013 8:55:50 AM

will this NIC card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

go into one of the slots on this mobo:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?Model=Z77%20Ex...

I am geting confused with the look of the NIC connector. Does seem like it would fit in any of the PCI slots on the mobo.

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Joe

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October 17, 2013 8:59:31 AM

Yes it will fit.

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October 17, 2013 9:00:05 AM
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Yes:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.us.asp?cat=Specificat...

Scroll down and look at " Expansion / Connectivity" then "Slots" -> 2 x PCI slots

From the top down on your motherboard your slots are:

1. PCI-E 1x
2. PCI-E 16x v3
3. PCI
4. PCI-E 16x v2
5. PCI
6. PCI-E 16x v2

Also, unless you need that particular model for some reason, I would just get this Rosewill one that is also Gigabit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 17, 2013 9:00:36 AM

yes it would work in one of the pci slots on your mobo. There are cheaper cards available encore has pci cards for 13 and PCIe x1 card for 16 on newegg
October 17, 2013 9:02:32 AM

Thanks guys.

One more question should I be using a PCI-Express NIC card?

The reason I am going with PCI is because it looks like if I try to install a PCI-express nic card into the top slot it will hit my CPU fan.

Joe
October 17, 2013 9:11:50 AM

netfire17 said:
Thanks guys.

One more question should I be using a PCI-Express NIC card?

The reason I am going with PCI is because it looks like if I try to install a PCI-express nic card into the top slot it will hit my CPU fan.

Joe


No you wont see a difference unless you were trying to do 10Gb. Anything Gigabit or lower shouldn't saturate even the old standard PCI port.

Also, FYI, you can plug a 1x PCI card into a 16x port, it won't hurt it.
October 17, 2013 9:17:55 AM

Thanks a lot, iknowhowtofixit
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