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PCI-X1 to PC1-X16 low profile 430 GT

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187135

I am wondering if this card will work with my system:

-AMD 1055T X6 2.8Ghz
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-120Gb SSD Sandforce 3

My motherboard uses PCI-X1 and wondering if I use this adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0039XPS5W/?tag=tec06d-20


Would this work without a power adapter?:

http://www.startech.com/PCI-Express-x1-to-Low-Profile-x16-Slot-Extension-Adapter~PEX1TO16

Any suggestions would be great I really don't want buy a new mobo.
 
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I wouldn't imagine it would need extra power, considering that if you cut off all pins on a PCI-X16 card that aren't present in an X1 slot and then place it into an X1 slot, it would work (just at a slower speed). These should work on the same principle, just without electronics surgery/cutting.

Here's a tPU article where they tested the performance effects of doing this. (granted, it was using a much higher-end card)

Also, I think the Amazon picture is mixed up with a PCIe X1 to PCI(non-express) model. (See an example here, and see the other pictures of red ones.) But the product should be fine.

Newegg also sells X1 cards.
 
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Or file your 1x slot so it is open ended.
 

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Yep. I see it now. Wow, that is a really dumb place for that cap.
Yeah and the BIOS chip, but when you are trying to fit everything into a miniITX design and still have to work around a 2 chip chipset, the fact that they even managed to get it to all fit is amazing.
 
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I'd imagine that you'd probably want more of a flexible 1x to 16x adapter. (Note: that's the first site that came up, I've never shopped there so I can't vouch for them, illustration purposes only).
 
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$imond$ u can go with the adaptor u find from Startech or go with a Flexible adaptor like BlackOmega links, i have used a PCI-Express x1 Flexible adaptor myself before i got my i5-2500k system myself for audio card it worked perfectly.

and for the rest, the PCI-E x1 to x16 adaptor is a nice touch for a GT430 most of them ain't as powerful even Sparkle has released a GT240 with PCI-E x1: http://www.techpowerup.com/130022/S...T220-GT240-PCI-Express-x1-Graphics-Cards.html

together with GT210 and GT220 but they don't have DX11 only 10 so if i was like having a low-bracket GT430 laying around myself i would have used the StarTech.com PCI Express X1 to X16 Low Profile Slot Extension Adapter (PEX1TO162) instead of a PCI-E x16 port ^^
 

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Thank I kinda like the flex adapter I am just not sure how to hold it securely in place.
 
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Thank I kinda like the flex adapter I am just not sure how to hold it securely in place.
u should have a clear advantage bcs it's a low-bracket gfx, so hopefully there is space when u got the flex riser on so u can normally screw the card in place in ur case.
 

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/160629856078...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1316wt_1257

I just bought this adapter I am going to place it right below my motherboard, I am using a full size tower so it should be be fine, I am using a Thermalrock eclipse so it should be fine with my ITX board. As for the video card I should be able to use something full size I know I will be bottlenecked by PC X1 but it sure beats integrated or typically overpriced PC X1 video cards.


(yea this a unique set up)
 
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u will also get PhysX and Cuda :rolleyes:

even i doubt u got lag of decoding 1080p in h264/x264/ccv1 codec with that X6 processor :laugh:
 

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u will also get PhysX and Cuda :rolleyes:

even i doubt u got lag of decoding 1080p in h264/x264/ccv1 codec with that X6 processor :laugh:
I am not worried about decoding 1080p, :shadedshu more less starcraft 2 performance and couple other games, I don't game heavily but I plan on upgrading my setup eventually so I will keep my card for my next mobo and cpu.
 
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I am not worried about decoding 1080p, :shadedshu more less starcraft 2 performance and couple other games, I don't game heavily but I plan on upgrading my setup eventually so I will keep my card for my next mobo and cpu.
that was meant as a joke :laugh: but yeah good luck with ur GT430, i hope it will left u play Starcraft 2 and the other games u want.
 

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that was meant as a joke :laugh: but yeah good luck with ur GT430, i hope it will left u play Starcraft 2 and the other games u want.
haha I missed that, I might be able to get a much faster card than the 430 GT, knowing I will be limited to PCIx1. :eek:
 
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u could try a 550 Ti or something and than use it, and yes limited it will be with pci-e x1 but when u get a another board with PCI-Express x16 it will be nice for the games u play ^^