So I placed my order and I grabbed all the components I wanted and then immediately remembered that my motherboard
doesn't have 3 x16 slots, it has 2 x16 and 1 x4. I have 3 of the E38-1 cables
coming. The riser I bought is an x1 to x16
. The card I have plugged into the x4 slot right now is an Asus PCE-AC68
which requires an x1 slot. A bit confusing, right? Well...
It'll go like this:
Motherboard > Startech x1 to x16 Riser > Lian-Li E38-1 > PCE-AC68 card.
X4 > x1 > X16 > x1. I realize with a GPU that probably wouldn't work but since the first 18 pins in all sizes are the same and I'm not using it in high bandwidth application I assume
it'll work. Let's hope my assumption pans out.
Or should I get rid of the x1 to x16 riser and get this one
instead to just make it easy on myself? It's 3 times the cost and I can't find another viable alternative to what I came up with and this $73 one...Edited by Dienz - 8/21/16 at 4:10pm