Originally Posted by Ozigoo
Im going to attempt my second ever computer build using a Lian-li A05 case.
Because of the inverted MOBO setup I want to put my GTX-570 card in the second 16x PCI slot which is closer to the
roof/top of my case...is this ok? I read the manual and it suggests putting it in the firts 16x PCI slot
Im going to buy the GigaByte Z68XP-UD4 MOBO ...
Im really new to this but hey its just a big jigsaw puzzle isnt it...lol...
The second PCIEx16 slot operates at x8 speed.
If you put the GTX570 there, there will be a few % framerate loss for a few demanding games. This is negligible.
If there will not be anything in between the GTX570 and the top of the case, I reckon putting the GTX570 to the second PCIEx16 slot (ie closer to the case top) will not yield a noticeable benefit when compared to putting the card to the first slot.
I say, either way is ok.
Edited by windfire - 1/14/12 at 7:41pm