Originally Posted by ghost
ya the maximus as the pci-e x2 for the sound card. but seriously with all these boards being developed dont yo think they would want the customer to happier being able to use all the slots? i sure would be and i know you all would be as well. im tired of not being able to use all the slots because of the cards. i want to crossfire one day but i never do because of the bs slot positioning. i bet you lots more people would buy more cross fire cards as well. yes you can buy the thinner cards but they dont do as well as the big cards. because of the fan aka cooler in them.... i think we should make a sign sheet for get the real name for it patition i think its called and send it into the manufactors. this site has plenty of people to do this.
Yes, it has the PCI-E x2 type slot, but it is actually a proprietary slot and can only be used with the included sound card. But my P5E (as well as the Maximus Formula) also has a standard PCI slot above the first graphics card that I used for my PCI Audigy 2 ZS.
But I know what you mean. I had to find a small PCI-E x1 wireless card that would fit under my Thermalright HR-03 heatsink mounted on my 8800GTS.