PCI-E Adapter vs. Extender?
by S1lent Echoes - 6/17/13 3:01 AM
Hi all, I have a video card not fitting into a case due to a large CPU fan assembly and I was just curious about the advantages and disadvantages of using a PCI-E adapter (PCI or PCI-E x1 to PCI-E x16 adapter to be exact) and/or a PCI-E x16 extender.
Which would be better? I assume the extender would be better as it still connects through the actual x16 and keeps the bandwidth intact but I was curious about how that would work, mounting-wise?
Also, would there be any benefit to using two video cards that are not Crossfire or SLI? They would be two completely different video cards - make, model, and manufacturer. I assume not, but I thought it best to ask someone who knows more.
Thanks in advance for all the help.
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