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how hard can plugging a graphics card in be?
Also can you write you messages out clearer
I didn't say its hard.

My mobo has 2x PCI-E 2.0 slots. I have 1 graphics card. If I slot my card into the primary slot then I would have to slot the VGA-Switch-Card in the secondary slot.

But instead of doing that can I put my PCI-E usb 3.0 card in that secondary slot instead???
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Sure, but soon as you populate the second slot it will run at x8. Which won't bottleneck your card at all.
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Sure, but soon as you populate the second slot it will run at x8. Which won't bottleneck your card at all.
Yeah thats fine!! Not a hugh differents really is there?? between 8x and 16x.

I might just get a PCI-E 2.0 Audio card and sell my PCI creative card.

Does that sound good?
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This is the usb 3.0 and sata 6GB/S card I have - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...oller-with-ncq

I wonder if my 2x sata hardrives would be faster if I plug it in the card instead of the mobo.
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My mobo has 2x PCI-E 2.0 slots. I have 1 graphics card. If I slot my card into the primary slot then I would have to slot the VGA-Switch-Card in the secondary slot.
I would keep the Sound Blaster® X-Fi Xtreme Music.It s one of the best out there.
Just put the video card in the upper slot and install properly the sound card.

PCI-E usb 3.0 card should work in the big slot near the PCI slots just fine.
You are creating problems from nothing.All the discrete cards you have can be installed properly.
Next time make sure you buy a motherboard that has the slots properly designed so everything you have to be swapped easily.
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I would keep the Sound Blaster® X-Fi Xtreme Music.It s one of the best out there.
Just put the video card in the upper slot and install properly the sound card.

PCI-E usb 3.0 card should work in the big slot near the PCI slots just fine.
You are creating problems from nothing.All the discrete cards you have can be installed properly.
Next time make sure you buy a motherboard that has the slots properly designed so everything you have to be swapped easily.
Hi Dromihetes. I've done all that. Thanks. Its just the graphics card. It takes up 2 slots and left me with one PCI card useless!!

I've got a free spare PCI express slot though.

So I'm Going to either buy the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD or THE Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card with I/O Drive.

Thinking which one I should get
Edited by babyface_yo - 6/8/11 at 7:37pm
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You should get the one with I/O drive only if you intend to use the front panel often.If the money are not an issue get it though.
   
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You should get the one with I/O drive only if you intend to use the front panel often.If the money are not an issue get it though.
I've seen it for £124 delivered!! from Amazon....


I can get this sound card for £15 delivered!! http://uk.store.creative.com/sound-b...o/1-16770.aspx

But the seller has said the following:

This Sound card was purchased a few weeks ago, it seems to have slight fault, now and again i was hearing some slight noise when opening folders in windows, the audio is fine and has no issues when playing music films or gaming.
I am selling this card as SOLD AS SEEN and will not accept returns or offer refunds.


What do you lot think?
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