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July 29, 2012 11:36:30 AM

I'm getting ready to build my first gaming computer and have a question about PCI/PCIe. I will be getting the Asus Rampage IV Extreme which as 5 PCIe 3.0 slots and one PCIe x1 slot. I've also got my eye on the Asus Xonar Essence ST soundcard which is a PCI soundcard. My question is will standard PCI work in a PCIe 3.0 slot?

Asus Rampage IV Extreme - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Xonar Essence ST - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 29, 2012 12:49:26 PM

floorpuncher said:
I'm getting ready to build my first gaming computer and have a question about PCI/PCIe. I will be getting the Asus Rampage IV Extreme which as 5 PCIe 3.0 slots and one PCIe x1 slot. I've also got my eye on the Asus Xonar Essence ST soundcard which is a PCI soundcard. My question is will standard PCI work in a PCIe 3.0 slot?

Asus Rampage IV Extreme - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Xonar Essence ST - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No. get one with pcie x1 interface
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July 29, 2012 4:04:18 PM

rgd1101 said:
No. get one with pcie x1 interface


Thanks... one more stupid question... There is also a PCIe x1 version of the sound card (Xonar Essence STX). The motherboard has a single PCIe x1 slot so this isn't an issue, but I also wanted to add a USB/Firewire card which is also PCIe x1... Can a PCIe x1 card be installed in a vacant PCIe x16 or x8 slot?
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