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The mother board im getting has dual 3.0 x16 slots for crossfire


im getting a sound card and was wondering if i could put a 32x sound card into a x16(x4) pcie slot



and if so would there be a performance and any sound quality reduction
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The mother board im getting has dual 3.0 x16 slots for crossfire


im getting a sound card and was wondering if i could put a 32x sound card into a x16(x4) pcie slot



and if so would there be a performance and any sound quality reduction

I'm pretty sure a 4x slot with PCIe 2.0 is enough for any soundcard, and if you have an Ivy Bridge/PCIe 3.0, then an x4 slot has the same amount of bandwidth as an PCIe 2.0 8x slot.

I've never heard of 32x.

Pardon my ignorance if I'm wrong.
    
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i think you have ur numbers a bit mixed up. 32x audio card? i know they have pci and pci-e x1, and if itds the pci-e x1, then yes you can put that in any pci-e slot, i have mine in a x8, but ive also had it work in a x16
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its a dual 3.0 and then a 2.0 x4 slot

i am going with the intel i5 3570k

z77 motherboard
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its a dual 3.0 and then a 2.0 x4 slot

i am going with the intel i5 3570k

z77 motherboard

Could you give a link to the sound card you are speaking of?
    
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It's a normal PCI slot. 32-bit is not the same thing as x32. That ASUS board has 2 normal PCI slots on it (the Light Blue ones).
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ok thank guys
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