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Where to insert Graphic cards?

By zeeola05
Jan 29, 2010
  1. I'm planning to buy a graphic card for a gaming PC but I never actually assembled a PC before. I'm confused with these PCI slots..
    How will I know where to insert a graphic card? Will it be on a PCI slot? X1? x16?

    Refer to these links for example: (Please add "www" on the links, the forum doesn't allow me yet to post links)
    Motherboard:
    tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4694158&Sku=E145-2059
    Graphic Card:
    tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4369731&Sku=E145-0264

    Where in the specs in the graphic card can I know where to insert it in the MOBO?
    Lastly, the graphic card says in it.
    Multi-GPU Support: 3-Way SLI
    Does this mean I can insert 3 graphic cards of the same type in this MOBO? Is it advisable to have multiple GPUs? Is it worth the money?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    it will go into the PCIe 16 slot, the first slot or third slot
     
  3. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

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