PCIE x16 3.0 or PCIE x4 2.0 for NIC?

JaSauders

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I have a little home server running with a mATX motherboard by ASRock. I'm wondering if you can utilize the PCIE x16 3.0 or PCIE x4 2.0 slot on it with a network card. It doesn't have that mini slot that you see almost everywhere else when shopping for an additional network card, which leaves me a little unsure as to what you can do in the event the onboard NIC gets fried. Does such a thing exist?
 

JaSauders

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You're right - I didn't notice that. I was Googling super fast. I just was taken back that you can put a smaller card in the slot like that with the rest of it just open and untouched. But hey, I'm okay with that. :D