Question Pci express question

Sep 3, 2020
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Good evening.
I have an asus rog maximus hero 6 board.
It has 3x16 pcie
And 2x1 pcie slots
I have a gtx1080 ti in the top x16 slot
I also have a sound card in the second pcie x1 slot, the pcie x1 slot is below two of the pcie x16 slots.
I can't access the top pcie x1 slot, because the dark rock 4 Pro cooler is in the way.
I'm asking because I'm buying an extra USB 3.0 pcie x1 card.
Since I can't access the top slot, could I plug it into the bottom pciex16 slot?
Would this affect the speed of the graphics card?
Knock it down to 8x?
I apologise for the amount of times that I have mentioned pcie 😂.
Any advice would be very welcome.
Regards, Hady
 
Sep 3, 2020
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Sorry.
I have just studied the board again.
The top slot is just accessible.
I have 3x pciex1, not two.
I should be able to fit the card in there.
Thanks anyway
 

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