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Hi everybody :

I'm at the stage where I'm getting ready to purchase that Motherboard, Processor and Fan for my build. But, I'm still at the novice level (willing to learn). Anyway...I ran across a board specification I don't understand. I understand PCI Express 2.0 But what does mean when the specs say there two PCI Express slots...."Pic-e 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8" ? I got a feeling it's referring to card speeds ??????

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A motherboard doesn't always come with two fully-featured PCI Express x16 slots. Available PCI Express lanes are often distributed across two slots, meaning that the second PCIe port may only run eight lanes electrically. This also means that the speed of one physical x16 PCIe port decreases when you use expand out to a second slot.

My advice would be to get a motherboard that has at least 1 x16 slot and get a single card rather than running multiple video cards.
 

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