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Old March 31, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Default what to do with a spair pci slot on mobo?

I got a sound card so im not sure what to stick in there. no raid card for sure. any ideas?
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Old March 31, 2009, 09:35 AM
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First. Epic spelling fail.
Its spare. When in doubt Google :)

Second. Why do you feel the need to fill out an empty slot? If you don't need/want anything that fits in there then why go looking for something to burn money on?

I'm sure there's infinitely many usless things (useless to you or me I mean) that you could stick in there.

Some suggestions I suppose instead of being a negative nancy.
-PCI SSD's
-higher end Network Cards
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Wait till next year and get a USB3.0 4 port card?
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Wait till next year and get a USB3.0 4 port card?
USB 3.0 has been rumored to come out many times over the last few years :P Don't hold your breath.
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:05 AM
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or a pci gpu for folding like this: Evga 8400gs
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Put a pop tart between your video cards for ultra toasting power.
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:06 AM
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TV Tuner or capture card, Intel NIC, or even a PCI slot cooler???
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Or... nothing? Leave it open for airflow?
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:16 AM
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this cooler seems intesting actually sincer it would be between two gtx 295s. tv tuner is possible since i just have a cable box not a pvr. intel nic is also possible hmmm maybe a psyx card?
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Or... nothing? Leave it open for airflow?
werd. I think it is absolutely silly to want to fill a pci slot 'just because'
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