I have 4 blue slots I dont know which one would be the 2nd one. Not all slots are available due due to other hardware in slots nearby.
BELOW is detail from video card specs
2 x PCI Express x16 slots, running at x16 (PCIEX16_1/PCIEX16_2) (Note 1)
2 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8_1/PCIEX8_2)
(Note 1) For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16_1 slot; if you are installing two PCI Express graphics cards, it is recommended that you install them in the PCIEX16_1 and PCIEX16_2 slots.
What I ment by the second slot is the next one down from the one you said you broke. If you start from the slot nearest to the cpu socket then the one closest to the cpu socket would be slot one , then the next one down is slot two. I think the owner manual will list it different but that slot actually shares bandwidth with the first slot. Acording to the manual the slot that I am refering to is the pciex8_1. It won't matter that it's a x8 slot , there is only about a 2% difference in performance.
I'm sorry, the 2nd one down is the slot that I broke removing my Nvidia GTX 460. The 3rd one down is too close to my network card, and the 4th one down does not have room on the side of my case. My best bet is the 1st slot (nearest the CPU) but I will have to relocate my hard drive since it does not allow enough room in the length of the new card.
I have never done that before but since I cannot reach my computer repair person I will try on my own.
Be Careful, recommended please Seek computer help if you feel you can't handle it. However *Mumbles wizardry* hmm yes this could work yes, on second thought it may be good for you to get some high experience working on this. If all else fails, RMA board but i have seen Gigabyte boards have many issues. a good example is they're UD7 has been known to Blow up/Catch on fire..
Thanks for the encouragement (-: so far I have relocated the hard drive. I have not unplugged anything. There is now enough room for the video card in slot 1.
I have replaced video cards before, the reason I broke the slot removing my GTX 460 was really stupid, usually I take the box and lay it flat so that I could see everything. This time I tried to remove the card box standing up, didnt see or remember the release clip and forced the card removal breaking the slot.
Hope all works out. I will let you know, if you see smoke you will know it didnt