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    New ROGer Array derekakelly PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI)
    ProcessorIntel Core i5-9600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB 4 x 8GB DDR4-3200
    Graphics Card #1ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked Triple-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe
    MonitorASUS ROG Strix 27” Curved Gaming Monitor Full HD 1080p 144Hz (XG27VQ)
    Storage #1Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB for apps and a Samsung 970 EVO+ 1TB for games
    Storage #2WD Red 10TB x2 Raid 1 Mirrored
    CPU CoolerCooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R 240mm ARGB Water Cooling Kit
    CaseCooler Master MasterCase H500
    Power SupplyPowerSpec 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply with RGB Lighting
    Keyboard ASUS ROG Strix Flare
    Mouse ASUS ROG Gladius II Origin
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    1st vs 2nd pci express slot for a graphics card

    Hello everyone,

    I have an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) motherboard and I originally had my ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked Triple-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe in my first slot but didn't like how much of the motherboard and it's LEDs that it hid, so i decided to move it down to the 2nd slot(there's 3). This has caused it to run in 8x mode instead of 16x. But this hasn't degraded my gaming in any noticeable ways and everywhere I've researched this has basically said its a 1% difference. So I'm curious about everyone else's opinions on the matter and I'm wondering if anyone else has gone through the same internal debate that I am right now over 1% improvement vs aesthetics lol.

    Thanks,
    DK

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array ninezerofive PC Specs
    ninezerofive PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Laptop ? Ewww
    MotherboardMaximus XI Apex
    Processori7-9700K @ 5.2
    Memory (part number)Trident Z Royal 4000 / 2x8GB @ C17
    Graphics Card #1ROG Strix 1070 OC
    Storage #1Corsair MP510 960 GB
    Storage #2Seagate 3TB
    CPU CoolerROG Ryuo 240
    CaseROG Helios
    Power SupplyROG THOR 850W
    Keyboard ROG Claymore
    Mouse ROG Pugio
    Headset ROG Cerberus
    Mouse Pad ROG Whetstone
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    As far as I'm concerned only 2080ti drops few percents performance in x8 slot, so your should be safe with 2060.

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