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Hello all,

Its been a long time since I have built a gaming rig. I am thinking of getting the ASUS Z87-DELUXE but have questions about the Z87 PCIe layout.

I want to go 2x 780 Ti's and also a standalone PCIe 1x sound card.

Am I able to do this in a 8x8x1 configuration? Or will it be defaulted to 8x4x4?

Thanks!
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if you're talking about putting the sound card in the bottom pci-e 2.0 port it should definitely be 8x,8x,1x.. I think pci-e 2.0 lanes come from the pch and not connected to the other two that get their bandwidth from the cpu. could be wrong but that's how I think it's arranged.
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