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[HELP] Where can I put my network card. PCI-E 1X fit into PCI-E 2.0?

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I would like to get this network card for gaming.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6337481&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE
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ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
My gpu is taking up this slot. It covers the slot for the network card.
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If I move the gpu then I could fit the network card.
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But is there a way to get my network card to fit into a pci-e slot instead of the pcie1x?
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post #2 of 4
It will work in the 2.0 slot, I would look at your motherboard manual to figure out if it will drop the slot your video cards in to x8 instead of x16, which could affect performance. But it shouldnt be a problem. If you do put in in one, put it in the bottom slot to allow more air to get to that gpu. I konw my sound card covers up a good bit of my video card because its one slot below it.
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Yes, just put the network card into PCIE4. It's actually in the manual where they go over which to use for crossfire.
     
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It will work in any PCIE slot.
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