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Is this possible? i know that i can put a pcie x1-8 into a x16 but can i put a regular pci card into a pci e slot?

sorry i am a noob. Specifically in the ASUS P8P67-M PRO
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No, it will not physically fit.
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Nope.
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no, simples!

EIDT - I am not sure how much of a noob you are but there is a network port on the back of the mobo already - you dont need a add-in card unless you need 2 network connections?
Edited by Mitche01 - 3/16/11 at 10:37am
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wireless network adapter
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Ah,

Well you have a couple of options:

1. EDIT (didn't buy it yet) Dont buy the P8P67-M-PRO and get the P8P67-PRO,

P8P67-M-PRO
P8P67-M-PRO.jpg

P8P67-PRO
P8P67%20PRO_2D_H_x.jpg

The full ATX has 2 PCI slots where as the mATX version has no PCI slots at all!

2. Buy a PCI-E 1x wireless card

3. Buy a USB wireless adapter

Oh, and PS if you can get the B3 versions of the P67 chipset, then you can happily use all the SATA ports without worry or degradation over time!
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thanks! i didn't by my motherboard yet... so i take it this is the one you recommend?
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Originally Posted by badatgames18;12755277 
thanks! i didn't by my motherboard yet... so i take it this is the one you recommend?

Yes the ASUS P8P67-PRO is a good balance of Performance/Features/Price

Also worth considering is the Gigabyte P67A-UD5 you should be able to find it for similar money:

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