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Were can you buy pcie 3.0 slots to solder to a motherboard?

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February 18, 2013 12:09:06 AM

I have a project I want to start and I cant find single motherboard parts anywhere. I need just the pcie slot to solder and a usb 3.0 port to solder as well. I have searched google for days now and cant find a store to buy just parts like that. Thanks.
February 18, 2013 12:12:29 AM

Good luck finding one cuz I tried finding one too. Its just not practical to sell a PCI 3 slot since I assume thats a very DIFFICULT task to do to install one on a motherboard by hand
February 18, 2013 12:25:50 AM

yea, I have tried every combination of search keywords and cant find a store anywhere that sells any parts like that at all. I feel like there's at least one out there lol.
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February 18, 2013 12:25:55 AM

Hi :) 

Although I admire your initiative, you wont find one...

Do you even own a temperature controlled/variable soldering iron and know how to use it, because if not that motherboard will last seconds...

All the best Brett :) 
February 18, 2013 12:34:52 AM

I do have the necessary equipment to solder and the know how as well. I just have this great idea in my head that I need the parts for you know?
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February 18, 2013 12:37:33 AM

CLMT said:
I do have the necessary equipment to solder and the know how as well. I just have this great idea in my head that I need the parts for you know?



Hi :) 

Your ONLY chance is to BUY a second hand motherboard and remove one from that...

All the best Brett :) 
February 18, 2013 12:56:55 AM

Thanks, I had a feeling that's what I might have to do. So are the pcie slots the same and it just depends on the CPU whether or not they support 3.0 like the ivy bridge or 2.0 like sandy bridge and amd? That's what I'm hoping for so the mobo will be cheaper lol. Thanks again.
August 9, 2013 9:24:41 AM

th3_ory said:
Good luck finding one cuz I tried finding one too. Its just not practical to sell a PCI 3 slot since I assume thats a very DIFFICULT task to do to install one on a motherboard by hand


It it practical to sell them. Where do you think manufacturers and repair centers get them???

They are not difficult to install either.

OP, try searching for mpcie header.
Mouser sells them, also ebay.
August 9, 2013 9:30:19 AM

Brett928S2 said:
CLMT said:
I do have the necessary equipment to solder and the know how as well. I just have this great idea in my head that I need the parts for you know?



Hi :) 

Your ONLY chance is to BUY a second hand motherboard and remove one from that...

All the best Brett :) 


Sorry guy's, Brett here has NO idea what he's doing. Any real owner of a laptop repair shop wouldn't give this shitty advice. I guess anyone can pretend to be anything on the internet, right?

So, here is a direct link to a ton of headers you can buy. Removing one from a dead board is NOT the "ONLY" option. Anyone worth their salt not only knows mouser, but has purchased from them before.

http://www.mouser.com/new/molex/Molexminicardconn/

September 4, 2013 8:21:29 PM

That's what I'm hoping for so the mobo will be cheaper lol. Thanks again.
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