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Using BOTTOM pci-e x16 slot as primary!?

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So will i experience any performance loss if I use the BOTTOM pci-e x16 slot on my mobo? (check sig rig)

The top pci-e x16 is literally RIGHT NEXT TO the NB heatsink, which runs notoriously hot on this board, and I just got a shiny new R9 290. It seems running it in the bottom slot has SERIOUSLY reduced both the NB temps on CPU, as well as the temps on my GPU.
    
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No, if it's running at x16 it doesnt matter which port you use as primary for a single card. People generally use the top port because it's normally the top port is x16.

If you have multiple x16 ports, it does not matter for a single card, which one you pick.
Edited by Noviets - 3/25/14 at 11:53am
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When you say bottom slot, you really mean the 2nd slot that is labeled PCIEX16_2 right? (physically the 3rd slot up from the bottom of the board).

If that's true, then you aren't reducing performance at all.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI GTX 670 PE OC x2 SLi Team xTreem 16Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer DeathAdder SteelSeries Creative Soundblaster X-FI Titanium HD 
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