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Crosshair VII Hero PCIE Lanes

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I decided on getting a C7H and I want to use m.2 drives for storage. If I understand this correctly the top m.2 slot uses part of the PCIE x16 slots bandwidth and forces it at x8. I see there is this pcie expansion card that allows two m.2 drives to be Installed. Would it be better to put an m.2 in the bottom slot and use one of the PCIE x4 slots that doesn't take gpu bandwidth away. Is there a huge difference between x8 and x16?

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I didn't see the difference, but I only use a 1070 ti.  

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