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Asus P6T X58, SLI, and a PCI-E1 sound card

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April 28, 2009 8:35:07 AM

Hello, just a simple question really.



I have the Asus P6T X58 motherboard and I am planning to add 2 dual slot video cards in SLI and a sound card that uses a PCI-E x1 slot. Now on this board it has 3 PCI-E x16, 2 PCI, and 1 PCI-E x1 slot.

Would it be possible to use the bottom 2 PCI-E x16 slots for SLI and have the sound card connected to the one PCI-E x1 slot? I was told that in order to have SLI to work you have to plug the video cards in the first 2 colored slots. Or, what would be the best way to be able to add in a Sound card with having 2 dual slot video cards in sli?

and if you must know, the parts im planning to get so far are:

Coolermaster HAF 932
Intel core i7 920
Coolermaster V10 LGA1366
4 X Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM
Intel X25-M 80GB 2.5IN SATA2 NCQ Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000HLFS 10000RPM 300GB HDD
2 X Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB in RAID 0
Corsair XMS3 Dominator GT TR3X6G2000C8GTF 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-2000 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory W/ Fan

Help would be greatly appreciated, as I need a second opinion.
April 28, 2009 5:53:09 PM

djc604 said:
Hello, just a simple question really.

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I have the Asus P6T X58 motherboard and I am planning to add 2 dual slot video cards in SLI and a sound card that uses a PCI-E x1 slot. Now on this board it has 3 PCI-E x16, 2 PCI, and 1 PCI-E x1 slot.

Would it be possible to use the bottom 2 PCI-E x16 slots for SLI and have the sound card connected to the one PCI-E x1 slot? I was told that in order to have SLI to work you have to plug the video cards in the first 2 colored slots. Or, what would be the best way to be able to add in a Sound card with having 2 dual slot video cards in sli?

and if you must know, the parts im planning to get so far are:

Coolermaster HAF 932
Intel core i7 920
Coolermaster V10 LGA1366
4 X Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM
Intel X25-M 80GB 2.5IN SATA2 NCQ Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000HLFS 10000RPM 300GB HDD
2 X Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB in RAID 0
Corsair XMS3 Dominator GT TR3X6G2000C8GTF 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-2000 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory W/ Fan

Help would be greatly appreciated, as I need a second opinion.

I'm almost certain that the PCIE x1 card will work on the bottom PCIE slot. You might want to wait for more opinions on this subject however.
April 30, 2009 2:51:15 PM

if thats true, then that would be convenient. I will do some research on that.
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April 30, 2009 4:38:07 PM

Assuming the card is PCI-E 1x, then you should be fine.
May 9, 2009 3:46:24 PM

gamerk316 said:
Assuming the card is PCI-E 1x, then you should be fine.


awesome, just what I needed to know
thanks
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