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I was contemplating the possibility of getting an x1 to x16 riser card and installing a decent nVidia card in it. I would use this card for folding and maybe dedicated PhysX since an SLI would be terrible using x1 speed.

Would the dedicated PhysX be worth it on an x1 slot? Does anybody really know? Opinions and suggestions please.
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It wouldn't really be awful since PhysX isn't bandwidth intensive.
    
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Yea 1x wuld suffice
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OR just take a dremel tool to it?
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It would work just fine. You should consider a low-profile card so that if the riser is long enough, you can still screw it in to your case.

Dremelling the excess pins from the card actually does work, but you ruin the warranty. Similarly, you can just carefully trim the back off the PCI slot, but again, it kills your warranty.
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post #6 of 6
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Indeed I've considered the modding card/mobo options but I just don't feel comfortable doing so. I was definitely looking into low profile for this experiment. I will see what I can find and go from there.
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