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Using riser to access blocked PCI-e X1 port?

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September 14, 2012 2:03:51 AM

I want to buy 2 6950's for a rig i bought off a friend, but i want to still use my soundblaster card, but the rig i got only has 4 expansion holes, and i was wondering i used a little DIY and engineering, if i could use a riser to put my soundcard somewhere else in the case by slipping by the graphics cards....
September 14, 2012 2:26:51 AM

Maybe you can get one 7950? Save the space...
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September 14, 2012 3:03:40 AM

The thing is, im getting both for $200 total, and i think its a steal
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September 14, 2012 3:24:05 AM

Which motherboard do you have?
Also, which slot does your graphics card need to use?
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September 14, 2012 11:11:32 AM

I have a alien aurora,
Intel 975
Tri-channel 12gb 1600mhz
IDK the motherboard since i bought it off someone and they didnt tell me which aurora
it has a pci slot, a pci-e 1x slot
another pci slot
and a anothere pci e 1x slot
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September 14, 2012 4:50:02 PM

Verify what slots you have, If you only have two PCI-Ex1 slots and two PCI slots, then you probably won't be able to put in ANY PCI-Ex16 graphic cards. Even if the PCI-Ex1 slots are open-ended, you wouldn't want to run a high-end card in it (let alone two).

-Wolf sends
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September 15, 2012 4:27:00 AM

Im confuzed, why cant i, this guy has already had that running and i dont see how pci x16 isnt for graphics cards
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2012 5:40:20 AM

PCI-Ex16 is for graphic cards, but your previous post doesn't mention PCI-Ex16 slots:

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IDK the motherboard since i bought it off someone and they didnt tell me which aurora
it has a pci slot, a pci-e 1x slot
another pci slot
and a anothere pci e 1x slot


Nowhere is there mention of a PCI-Ex16 graphics card slot.

-Wolf sends
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September 15, 2012 1:22:58 PM

I messed up, i have two graphics cards slots, and after each on one of those tiny PCI-E x1 slots,
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September 15, 2012 1:33:10 PM

Ok. Big difference.

You could probably use something like this PCI-E Extender Ribbon, but the question now becomes if there is enough clearance beneath the graphics card.

Unfortunately, I don't know that answer.

-Wolf sends

Edit - You should probably make sure what motherboard you have installed in this system. There should be a model number printed somewhere on the motherboard. Find it and let us know.
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September 15, 2012 10:05:47 PM

Haha, thats what i was getting at the hole time, if i could do that.... , i was wondering if they make any of those in right-angle format
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September 24, 2012 1:07:48 AM

Best answer selected by chrispl1.
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