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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    iTX here as well, where are these other slots you speak of
    Saying that I've got an NVMe drive in there as the slot under my motherboard causes my drive to moan about the temps, I might swap it for a cooler-running drive at some point and use that, just to free up the slot, for nothing...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    So PC has 7 PCI-E x16 slots and have the following in them:

    x1 Soundcard
    x16 Graphics Card
    x4 M.2 NVMe Adapter Card with 1x 1TB drive in it
    x16 (x4x4x4x4) M.2 NVMe Adapter Card with 2x 1TB drives in it (room for 2 more later)

    And this is the thing that is stopping me from upgrading, I want a platform that has enough slots to support all of those but it's not likely these days

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    i've always filled every slot in my pc's, from a 16k expansion pack on a zx81 to scsi cards, usb2 then usb3 cards and these days mostly sata/raid cards to add more drives. for sound it's either hdmi out or a usb to optical out if the machine doesn't have a spdif out on the mobo. i get a pc and keep upgrading/expanding it until it's unrecognisable

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    Yep, 10G NIC in a 4x slot

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    An Asus sound card; thats it now.
    Used to have far more filled up once upon a time. Sound, TV, video (for video not graphics) RAID. Blimey those were the days.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    Yes, RAID/HBA cards & SoundCards

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    USB3 card (mostly for another internal header, I use 4 in total).
    Firewire card - still use firewire for transferring miniDV/digital 8 tapes etc.

    Both NVME slots used, Boot and cache.

    Further info 6 SATA ports used, 4 hard drives and 2 optical drives.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    I have an Asus Xonar DGX PCIe card for my (active) loudspeakers: it sounds better to me than the onboard audio of an Asus Prime Z390-A.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    Yes, but only one at the moment, which is an eSATA card.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    I use as many other slots as I have friends...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    Yeah, for my TV card, but tbh hardly watch any tv these days

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    Got a capture card (hdmi) in work pc and a soundcard in music pc but that soundcard is the secondary one and mainly used as an easy way to loopback audio
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    I have a full ATX board which has 2 PCIe but only the top one is used for my graphics card which is dual slot. I do have 2 PCI slots and one of them has a wireless card in there but that's it. I know a lot of more recent boards have bluetooth and wireless built in now eliminating the need for cards and dongles.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    I've got a sound card plugged in now to a short slot, and in the past I've had a wireless card.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    Yes, x16 GPU, x4 USB expansion with 4 chips / 4 ports and an older PCI USB expansion expansion card providing 2/7.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use any PCIe slot other than primary x16?

    I still have a 280Gb Intel Optane 900p PCIe SSD (Door prize at an event I went to in 2017).

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