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I'm trying to fit my 560ti, Xfi Xtreme Gamer soundcard, and a wireless card on this motherboard. There's enough slots, but it seems there's no real room to work with.



Any ideas? I don't want the soundcard to be right under the GPU being heated up...
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The white pcie is wired to x16 so can you stick the graphics card in there?

edit that aint going to help, maybe get a pcie wireless card? or be a man and get some Ethernet.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/6/11 at 3:32pm
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The white pcie is wired to x16 so can you stick the graphics card in there?

edit that aint going to help, maybe get a pcie wireless card? or be a man and get some Ethernet.
I live in the attic of a house with 6 roommates,and the router is located on the second floor. An ethernet cord would be difficult. And the wireless card is actually surprisingly fast. I still get 25mbps down.

Is there any disadvantages to a pcie wireless card? I was at microcenter and asked around and they just told me this one was fine, didn't mention slot types:

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Maybe you could look at PowerLine Networking? Even on like old wiring it will beat that wireless.
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Maybe you could look at PowerLine Networking? Even on like old wiring it will beat that wireless.
But that still requires a PCI slot, and it's rated at 14mbps, which is slower.
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I would rather sell your current PCI sound card and buy a PCIex1 sound card.

For example, Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express Sound Card:- (more budget friendly for a student)
http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B000W7PNZI.htm

Or, a more expensive alternative:
http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B001E25KDK.htm

See pic below for the layout. This layout has the advantage of having two empty slots under the GTX560 Twin Frozr II for better air movement.

Edited by windfire - 10/6/11 at 7:57pm
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But that still requires a PCI slot, and it's rated at 14mbps, which is slower.
No it interfaces the pc via the ethernet port on the motherboard, and its rated at up to 200mbps in some cases.
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I would rather sell your current PCI sound card and buy a PCIex1 sound card.

For example, Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express Sound Card:- (more budget friendly for a student)
http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B000W7PNZI.htm

Or, a more expensive alternative:
http://us.store.creative.com/Creativ...B001E25KDK.htm

See pic below for the layout. This layout has the advantage of having two empty slots under the GTX560 Twin Frozr II for better air movement.
Sounds good, now I just have to figure out which sound card I want. I'll head over to the Audio section and ask about it. Hopefully these thinner sound cards are overly expensive and/or sacrificing quality for size.
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