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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
4 weeks ago#11
Id get an ssd and upgrade to windows 10 too
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User Info: ZodiacBrave40

ZodiacBrave40
4 weeks ago#12
You know what, scrap the motherboard thing, everyone is telling me having a broken PSI slot isn't the worst thing to happen, i'll just keep it as be and buy 2 new monitors straight up.

Thank you guys for all the support, I very much appreciate the responses.

Oooooone more question though if i'm allowed to be a pest. What would you recommend? a 1060 or 1070 card for my existing rig? I am willing to spend the extra cash if i'm convinced getting a 1070 is a better purchase.

User Info: Pelaaja82

Pelaaja82
4 weeks ago#13
I think you broke the 16x pcie slot and you only have one 16x pcie slot available, that will only run at 4x speed, thus limiting the gpu power quite a bit.
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User Info: ZodiacBrave40

ZodiacBrave40
4 weeks ago#14
I checked my MB and is indeed the x16 slot that I broke. Welp.

User Info: grand_commander

grand_commander
4 weeks ago#15
Pelaaja82 posted...
I think you broke the 16x pcie slot and you only have one 16x pcie slot available, that will only run at 4x speed, thus limiting the gpu power quite a bit.

Even a GTX 1080 can do okayish on a PCIE 3.0 x4 slot: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080_PCI_Express_Scaling/

It would definitely be an argument in favor of sticking with a 1060 and not bothering with a 1070 though. The more power you're putting through, the more that x4 slot is going to limit you. Even a 1080 isn't limited much, but why butt against that limit?

User Info: gwwak

gwwak
4 weeks ago#16
How broken is the slot? Like if it is just the retaining clip, you might still be able to use it. Just make sure the graphics card is screwed extra tight.
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