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So I just got a GTX 770 for my computer. I really like it but it blocks the sata ports on my motherboard. I can work around it with a right angled sata cable but I only have one (although I can probably get another) and my motherboard has the sata ports arranged in a way that using another one will block off other sata ports and I'll be limited to around 2. (If you want to see what I mean, this is the motherboard I have https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=312)
Any way I can work around this? I only need two drives but I would like the option to use more. 

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you could get a sata addon card that will plug into your PCI slots, otherwise only way would be to get a mini card. 

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Just now, Skiiwee29 said:

you could get a sata addon card that will plug into your PCI slots, otherwise only way would be to get a mini card. 

How much are those?

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HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

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1 minute ago, Skiiwee29 said:

you could get a sata addon card that will plug into your PCI slots, otherwise only way would be to get a mini card. 

I wouldn't really recommend that, PCI bandwidth is crazy low

 

However, I'm curious as to how much a regular sata cable could flex under this GPU

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1 minute ago, Aaronius_Leonius said:

How much are those?

20-30$ off amazon. Probably could get cheaper than that. 

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2 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

I wouldn't really recommend that, PCI bandwidth is crazy low

 

However, I'm curious as to how much a regular sata cable could flex under this GPU

I can give it a try in a bit, best not to try it while it's already on.

"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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Just now, Aaronius_Leonius said:

I can give it a try in a bit, best not to try it while it's already on.

My brother had a similar problem but had a more forgiving sata layout so hopefully it could work for you too.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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5 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

My brother had a similar problem but had a more forgiving sata layout so hopefully it could work for you too.

I'll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

8 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

20-30$ off amazon. Probably could get cheaper than that. 

Alright, if all else fail I'll resort to this. 

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PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

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6 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

I wouldn't really recommend that, PCI bandwidth is crazy low

 

However, I'm curious as to how much a regular sata cable could flex under this GPU

They have PCIE ones, but, still, they are cheap and not exactly the pinnacle of engineering...

 

I would get a right angle connector if that solves your problem before going with an add on SATA card.

 

can you move the GPU to a lower PCIE slot which would give you clearance for your SATA ports maybe? 

 

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Just now, LIGISTX said:

They have PCIE ones, but, still, they are cheap and not exactly the pinnacle of engineering...

 

I would get a right angle connector if that solves your problem before going with an add on SATA card.

 

can you move the GPU to a lower PCIE slot which would give you clearance for your SATA ports maybe? 

 

A picture of the motherboard reveals only one PCIe slot, and 2 pci slots. It's an lga 775 board so options are limited.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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3 minutes ago, Aaronius_Leonius said:

Alright, if all else fail I'll resort to this. 

Why not just get some extra right angled cables, you can get ones that won't block each other. Like this. That should let you get all 4 cables on there. Designed for your very problem.

Do not get any sata add in cards that use PCI. The PCI bus cannot transfer more than 133MB/s in theory, less in reality. So if you have an SSD it will kill your speed and make it slower than most mechanical HDDs.

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3 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

A picture of the motherboard reveals only one PCIe slot, and 2 pci slots. It's an lga 775 board so options are limited.

O...  I copied the link on my phone, but it didn’t show a specific board.

 

What setup do you have OP? I have a i5 760, asus sabertooth mobo and 4GB of DDR3 1333 for sale in the classifieds. I’ll sell you it for 45 bucks shipped if you want. Help a fellow gamer out :)

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1 minute ago, LIGISTX said:

O...  I copied the link on my phone, but it didn’t show a specific board.

Yeah chrome mobile needs to fix the link following for non hyperlinks

 

1 minute ago, LIGISTX said:

What setup do you have OP? I have a i5 760, asus sabertooth mobo and 4GB of DDR3 1333 for sale in the classifieds. I’ll sell you it for 45 bucks shipped if you want. Help a fellow gamer out :)

Ah the shameless plug for the classifieds, I know it well

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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1 minute ago, LIGISTX said:

O...  I copied the link on my phone, but it didn’t show a specific board.

 

What setup do you have OP? I have a i5 760, asus sabertooth mobo and 4GB of DDR3 1333 for sale in the classifieds. I’ll sell you it for 45 bucks shipped if you want. Help a fellow gamer out :)

https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=312

 

OP seems to have a different setup in their sig so might be a missing letter on that link

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Well, it does have a PCIE x4 as the top most slot. Can put a SATA card in there as they are only x4 anyways.

 

Still, my 45 dollar option would slay a LGA 775 setup anyways ;)

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22 hours ago, Madgemade said:

Why not just get some extra right angled cables, you can get ones that won't block each other. Like this. That should let you get all 4 cables on there. Designed for your very problem.

 Do not get any sata add in cards that use PCI. The PCI bus cannot transfer more than 133MB/s in theory, less in reality. So if you have an SSD it will kill your speed and make it slower than most mechanical HDDs.

Oh, that's perfect. I'll pick up one of those sometime soon. Thank you!

22 hours ago, LIGISTX said:

O...  I copied the link on my phone, but it didn’t show a specific board.

 

What setup do you have OP? I have a i5 760, asus sabertooth mobo and 4GB of DDR3 1333 for sale in the classifieds. I’ll sell you it for 45 bucks shipped if you want. Help a fellow gamer out :)

It's tempting but I just spent all my money on this GPU. I am getting a job soon so can I take you up on that in a few weeks or so?

"You think your Commodore 64 is really neato! What kind of chip you got in there a Dorito?" -Weird Al Yankovic, All about the pentiums

 

PC 1(Lenovo S400 laptop): 

CPU: i3-3217u

SSD: 120gb Super Cache mSATA SSD

HDD: Random seagate 5400rpm 500gb HDD

RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3-SODIMM

OS: Windows 10 education

 

PC 2(2014 Mac Mini):

CPU: i5-4260u

HDD: 5400rpm 500gb

RAM: 4gb DDR3 (soldered on :( )

OS: MacOS Sierra/Windows 10 pro via bootcamp

 

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9 hours ago, Aaronius_Leonius said:

Oh, that's perfect. I'll pick up one of those sometime soon. Thank you!

It's tempting but I just spent all my money on this GPU. I am getting a job soon so can I take you up on that in a few weeks or so?

Sure. Its here. I also have a 3770k, motherboard and RAM to go with. 300 bucks shipped.... 16 GB of DDR3 1333 (two sticks are actually 1600, but two are 1333...) and with a hyper 212 Evo it did 4.6 GHz without an issue for the last 2 years. If you have a few more bucks, thats a hell of a system for 300 bucks IMO. If you are serious about either, PM me and we can work something out. I don't need to sell them ASAP, so if you want them, we can make something work I am sure.

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Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - 10TB WD Red for expendable data - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

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