Originally Posted by felixthemaster
It caught my eye too! but in the technical specs it shows only 2 extra slots? and one of them will be a video card and only one left?...
or is the technical specs wrong as i can see more than 2!
It has 2 full pci-e slots. The top one (blue) runs x16 off the cpu, the bottom one (black) runs x4 off the Z77 chipset. It also has 2 pci-e x1 slots (the short ones). These can be used for sound cards or tv tuner cards. Same with the remaining slots by the bottom, which are legacy pci slots.
EDIT: I don't think the x4 slot runs off the chipset. The 16 lanes coming from the cpu probably split. I could be wrong on this. Either way, chances are you will never come across a card that uses x4 bandwidth (unless you're doing some kind of REVOdrive, which is expensive as **** so I wouldn't recommend it), so you don't really have to worry about that black slot as you'll probably never actually use it.Edited by bgineng - 5/17/12 at 7:57am