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Using riser to access blocked PCI-e X1 port?

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....
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  1. Maybe you can get one 7950? Save the space...
  2. The thing is, im getting both for $200 total, and i think its a steal
  3. Which motherboard do you have?
    Also, which slot does your graphics card need to use?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Im confuzed, why cant i, this guy has already had that running and i dont see how pci x16 isnt for graphics cards
  7. PCI-Ex16 is for graphic cards, but your previous post doesn't mention PCI-Ex16 slots:

    Quote:
    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
  8. 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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    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.
  10. 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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