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Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default What to put in PCIe x1 slots

My PC has 2 PCIe x1 slots I was just wondering what I could put in them
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There are a variety of cards that could go in them. Unless you "need" something there's no reason to worry about it.

Sound cards
USB cards
Tuner cards
Sata cards
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An SSD, Raid controller, network card or sound card
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What are ssd and sata cards and what do the do?
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ohh. posted right after jmacavali.
Yeah i guess tuners and USB/fireware cards are possibilities too

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By sata cards he is properly referring to raid controllers and cards that add more SATA ports then what the motherboard offers

An SSD card is an SSD that uses PCI instead of SATA to transfer data.
It's faster that way
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By sata cards he is properly referring to raid controllers and cards that add more SATA ports then what the motherboard offers
Yup. It has internal sata ports so you if your mobo doesn't have them, or have enough, you can still hook up your drives.
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It's an expansion slot just like any other but in a different type. It is this simple.

Whenever an add-on card is needed, all you have to do is check what expansion slots, including the one at hand, are available to get the card of the same type.

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