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Old June 28, 2010, 05:58 PM
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Default Help Please! did i make a bad purchase???

I recently bought the following

i5 750
HD5870
GIGABYTE P55A-UD3R
4GB DDR3

Now i've just read that since i run a sound card in one of the PCIE slots also to power the 5.1 speeakers that it will cut my lanes down to 8x and this will be choking my 5870??

I was aware it would cut the lanes down to 8x but did not know that (apparently) it will bottleneck the card a lot

Is this true? should i go back and swap for the X58 series???

Please advise cos im gutted if this is true

Thanks guys

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