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June 09, 2011, 07:23:06 AM
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I see a lot of people mining on x1 slots, but how well does that work in the long run? I'm getting a 5850 to go with the 5870, and the combination of case design and slot layout requires me to put one of the cards in a x1 slot if I want to have some spacing between the cards.

Wouldn't worry too much normally, but beside the disruption caused by motherboard failure it's also a fairly fancy X58 motherboard, which should have a decent resale value if it's in working order.

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June 09, 2011, 07:24:12 AM
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Unless you are using an adapter cable you will have to physically saw open the x1 slot. That will probably degrade the resale value of your motherboard.

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June 09, 2011, 07:53:21 AM
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I was thinking of sawing a notch on the GPU... Roll Eyes

I do have an adapter without supplementary power. I might use that instead, but it would still work best in the x1 slot. The power question remains.

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