Pretty quick and simple question. I'm having a tough time shoehorning the BFG card into my case along with my four HDDs. Can I install the video card into one of the lower PCI-e 16x slots or will it use fewer lanes/be slower?
For clarity, I only have the one video card.
Its not going to hurt to try.
Of course the well done layout of the that board means you will have 4 SATA ports you say you have four HDD's but what about your DVD drive?
If you got a 5.25” bay free get a 5.25” to 3.5” mounting for a HDD to give you room.
The PC's already assembled for the most part, [needs better ventilation, which is why I'd like to move the vidcard] I'd hate to disassemble it to test, benchmark it then find out it's slow.
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