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I recently got a new gaming computer. I have 2 HDD's that I want to put into the new pc. I noticed that the GPU, which is in the PCIe 1 slot, hangs over (covers) the SATA ports on the MB (it's an ASUS TUF Gaming x570). I am curious if I can move this GPU down to the PCIe 2 slot (to uncover where the SATA ports are) without any real hassle (meaning having to change anything in BIOS or such).

Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 
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OllympianGamer

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I recently got a new gaming computer. I have 2 HDD's that I want to put into the new pc. I noticed that the GPU, which is in the PCIe 1 slot, hangs over (covers) the SATA ports on the MB (it's an ASUS TUF Gaming x570). I am curious if I can move this GPU down to the PCIe 2 slot (to uncover where the SATA ports are) without any real hassle (meaning having to change anything in BIOS or such).

Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Looking at the manual for the motherboard it does recommend the top pcie lane which is standard practice, usually has the highest bandwidth. Looking at the board though the sata ports come in from the side so you shouldn't have an issue with the cables even if the gpu covers them from the front.
 
Oct 10, 2013
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Looking at the manual for the motherboard it does recommend the top pcie lane which is standard practice, usually has the highest bandwidth. Looking at the board though the sata ports come in from the side so you shouldn't have an issue with the cables even if the gpu covers them from the front.
Okay. So it's best to leave the GPU in the PCIe 1 slot and just remove it temporarily when I want to add in another SATA cable.
 

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