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Hello everyone I am getting my tri-fire 7970 soon and am going to link them with a triple bridge since I watercool and using single brackets for the card set up so I can use the other slots which are on my motherboard. My question is with tri-fire can I put my sound card in the bottom slot which is pci-e x4 and my sound card is pci-e x1. The bridge or adapters wont block me from using this slot for a sound card.

A picture to demonstrate what I mean: http://www.asus.com.au/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/MAXIMUS_IV_EXTREME/gallery.aspx?P_ID=AoHE7iDJrYucOm0n&Def_GID=2&KeepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=590&width=502
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Yes. pci-E 1x devices could be used in any pci-E slot, even 16x.
    
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Yes. pci-E 1x devices could be used in any pci-E slot, even 16x.

So with my tri-fire setup I can still use the bottom pcie slot to put my sound card it wont be restricted from me using it?
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post #4 of 11
If there is room for it, then use that slot for your soundcard. It won't affect your tri-fire set up.
    
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post #5 of 11
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Was thinking maybe I could run tri-fire 7970 bottom slot for sound card and the pci-e x16 card inbetween since I will be using single brackets maybe I could put a single slot nvidia card in there for physx or will this affect my chipset performance with all that drain lol.
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I took a pic of your manual pertaining to your questions:

    
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So the pci-e slots I have coloured in using paint are the ones I use for 3 way..?

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post #8 of 11
Yes.
    
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Thanks for your help.
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post #10 of 11
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Im still dont think that tri-fire will work with theses cards since this is what will be limiting me from putting my full size xonar d2x sound card in the bottom slot. Have marked out my tri-fire as stated ealier and have circled the sound card slot which I will be using, this is what I was refering to if it would fit or not guys.



The 7970 waterblocked with links on them, will this restrict the slot to use since my graphic cards are level with my sound card, will be putting single brackets on the cards to make full use of slots but the links have me worried frown.gif
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