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April 12, 2011 1:23:34 AM

Hey guys, I'm building my first pc and I have a question regarding a wireless card. So basically: I plan on getting a motherboard (Link) with 2 PCIe slots (1 is x16, the other x8), and I plan on using only a single Video card (An MSI gtx560ti). I also plan on getting a PCIe Wireless card (Link).

My question is, if I put the PCIe wireless card into the second PCIe slot (the x8), will I have to worry about bandwidth issues?

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a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2011 1:55:45 AM

No problem.
The PCIex16 interface for your graphics card can move 6.4GBs
The PCIex1 wireless card will likely use no more than 200mb in each direction per second.

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a b V Motherboard
April 12, 2011 9:27:04 AM

Don't put the wireless card into the PCIe x8 slot, use the x1 slot. Yes, it would reduce the bandwidth of the x16 slot, and no, that wouldn't be a huge issue.
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April 14, 2011 2:03:29 PM

Thanks! All I needed to know!
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April 14, 2011 2:03:46 PM

Best answer selected by valuum.
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