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PCI Express 16x Riser Card

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello LTT forum. I seem to have an issue with my build. I built my pc a few months back but now realized I have an issue. I am using the EVGA Z170 Classified K mobo with the Cooler Master V8 GTS - High Performance CPU Cooler with Horizontal Vapor Chamber and 8 Heatpipes. I did not realize that my PCI Express x16 may not be able to support a 1060 that I am putting in it (space between the CPU cooler and the PCI Express slot).


When I ordered the mobo from newegg they stated I hade 4 x PCI Express x16 instead of stating there is only 1 x16, 1 x8/x4, 1 x4 and 1 x1.


So I was wondering if anyone would recommend me using a PCI Express 16x Riser Card or something else. If you could also post a link to what you would prefer for this I would appreciate it. I don't want to remove my CPU cooler as I get 18 degrease Celsius idle and around 35 degrease Celsius when I put on heavy loads like gaming or video editing.


I know I would be able to use the X8 slot but I would prefer to use the x16 instead.



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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Just put it in a lower slot. X8 won't affect performance at all. 

that is what I was planning but then when I was looking at videos and threads on the net people said that I will get a downfall in performance.  

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

No you won't. Tech power up test a 1080and showed no difference in performance 

alright thanks . I feel much better that my original. plan was going to work out.


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