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Quick Maximus IX hero PCI-E question


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#1 Matt714

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:39 PM

In addition to a soundcard (Creative Zx), Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and 1080Ti (single), do I have space for a USB extension, such as this? https://www.amazon.ca/Inateck-Express-Connector-Controller-Internal/dp/B00PAFDW3M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496629113&sr=8-2&keywords=USB%203.0%20pci-e&tag=linustechti06-20

 

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:49 PM

What are your specs? Specifically your mobo. Do you have a pcie x1 slot? I believe it is x1 based on looks but i could be wrong.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:53 PM

What are your specs? Specifically your mobo. Do you have a pcie x1 slot? I believe it is x1 based on looks but i could be wrong.

 

Asus Maximus IX Hero. 

 

Full specs:

i7 7700k
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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:56 PM

As for the wifi/bluetooth, is that pcie x1?


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:57 PM

Is one of the PCIe x1 slots blocked by the 1080 Ti?


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:03 PM

He should have 3 total pcie x1's. I do not know whether or not the wifi/bluetooth card is pciex1. It is most likely using the M.2 slot at the top of the motherboard, but may not be. If it is using the pcie x1 slot, there is the possibility that all pcie x1 slots are used or "unusable" (blocked). If so, I'd recommend getting an extender cable (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4SR1WU0441&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-Accessories+-+Cable+Management-_-9SIA4SR1WU0441&gclid=CjwKEAjw387JBRDPtJePvOej8kASJADkV9TLHWLkk1WIz-7gWFj7Yzeq1uKJdpis8Xs6ftDe_BQUZRoCYUrw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds)

 

As for the USB port, unless you have another internal hub you should be fine. Refer to this manual, page 18 and 19 item 17, any of the pcie x1's and check to see if you have an open sata power connector on your power supply. If so, yes you can do it.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:07 PM

Thanks all for the replies.

 

Wi-Fi card is the following: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01FL6SY5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:11 PM

In that case, i can assume that the last pcie x1 port is blocked. The USB hub will not fit. I recommend getting an extender cable (as mentioned earlier) if you need these usb ports


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:14 PM

Im going to assume your motherboard looks like this (red is used pciex1 ports, blue is pcie x16 port but covering pcie x1 because of 1080Ti) Untitled.png


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:15 PM

In that case, i can assume that the last pcie x1 port is blocked. The USB hub will not fit. I recommend getting an extender cable (as mentioned earlier) if you need these usb ports

 

GPU is Asus Strix by the way, I believe it's less large than Founder's edition.

 

Nonethless, which should I order? This one?

 

https://www.amazon.ca/AGPtek-PCI-e-Extender-Extension-Flexible/dp/B00E19NSR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496632392&sr=8-1&keywords=PCI-Express+PCI-E+1X+Slot+Riser

 

Also note that I also have a PCI soundcard (Creative Zx)

 

Thanks again for your input.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:16 PM

 

In that case, i can assume that the last pcie x1 port is blocked. The USB hub will not fit. I recommend getting an extender cable (as mentioned earlier) if you need these usb ports

 

GPU is Asus Strix by the way, I believe it's less large than Founder's edition.

 

Nonethless, which should I order? This one?

 

https://www.amazon.ca/AGPtek-PCI-e-Extender-Extension-Flexible/dp/B00E19NSR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496632392&sr=8-1&keywords=PCI-Express+PCI-E+1X+Slot+Riser

 

Also note that I also have a PCI soundcard (Creative Zx)

 

Thanks again for your input.

 

 

That should work fine, yes. Also, you say it is less large. If it does not cover the pcie x1 port next to it straight up it will work. You should be able to take the wifi card out and put it there. If it doesnt work, you need the extender.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:39 PM

Are you using both USB 3.0/3.1 connectors on the motherboard? There is the USB 3.1 connector near the motherboard power connector. And then there is the USB 3.0 connector down near the back end of the PCIe slot furtherest from the CPU socket. If you are not using either one, then you can likely add USB 3.x ports with either a front panel device in a 5.25" slot or using a USB bracket at the back of the computers.




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