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Underneath these, beyond the 24-pin ATX power connector is a a 3-pin chassis fan header and the USB 3.0 19-pin header. As this is placed here, you would assume ASUS are thinking everyone will be using this header to power a USB 3.0 bracket in the front of the case, rather than the rear. But the supplied USB 3.0 bracket is designed for the rear of the board and doesn't stretch that far, especially over a dual slot GPU should one be in use.
Is it really true? I might cancel if so.. I was looking forward to the whole functionality of the whole retail item

Can anyone please confirm?
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If it really is only as long as I can somewhat make out in this picture, that appears to be the truth. It's the cable with the blue header in the upper right corner of the picture.

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If it really is only as long as I can somewhat make out in this picture, that appears to be the truth. It's the cable with the blue header in the upper right corner of the picture.

Wow, that is so fail on ASUS' part.

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Yea I'v installed one, you can get it to the top pci bracket if you don't have a card installed in the first PCIe slot.
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Yea I'v installed one, you can get it to the top pci bracket if you don't have a card installed in the first PCIe slot.
What about the bandwidth of the 2nd pci slot?

BTW +rep to both

If you occupy the JUST the 2nd PCI-E Slot.. will it still be in x16 mode or x8?
Edited by tubers - 6/1/11 at 7:34pm
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What about the bandwidth of the 2nd pci slot?

BTW +rep to both

If you occupy the JUST the 2nd PCI-E Slot.. will it still be in x16 mode or x8?
I'm not 100% sure but i'm fairly certain it will run at 16x. You can check, just see if the 2nd slot is wired for 16x (if the gold teeth inside the slot go all the way to the end).

Either way there's like a 1% difference in performance between16x and 8x so not a big deal.
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