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PCI-E x1 blocked by graphics card?

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January 18, 2013 1:27:24 PM

I wanna buy a sound card for my computer as the onboard sound on my Sabertooth 990fx is broken, and I am too lazy to send it in to be repaired, as they said it would take about 2 months. But heres my problem, all the higher-end sound card's I find use the tiny PCI-E connection, which I assume is the PCI-E x1 connection. Is there any way to solve this?

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a c 92 V Motherboard
a c 171 U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:34:56 PM

Just put the video card in the other white 16x slot?
a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:35:41 PM

If you have any PCIe slots left for example an extra PCIe x16 slot, you can use that as well, no problem.
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January 18, 2013 2:02:04 PM

Best answer selected by Archoson.