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Any problem installing main graphics card in 2nd pciex16 slot?

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    I am building a new PC and my MB has 4 pcie slots 2-16x and 2-8x and I need them all. The way the board is configured and the hardware I am using would mean that I need to install my primary video card which is dual slot for cooling in the 2nd of the two pciex16 slots and use the 1st pciex16 slot for either my dedicated physx card which is single slot or my raid controller. I am sure it will work but I have always heard that the #1 pcie slot is always for the primary graphics card. Is there any downside to using the #2 pciex16 slot for main graphics?
     
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    Should be ok. My board has two slots and cards work the same in either.

    Just try it - you won't break anything. At the most you'll see odd glitches and can then go back to how it was.
     
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    Thanks. I love cat's also!
     
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