42 months ago
Hello! So I have a bit of a dilemma. So someone on here brought up that my GTX 1080 was running in x8 mode instead of x16 and that I should reorganize my build.
I have it set up where the 1080 is in pci-e x16 and the wifi card in pci-e x4, thereby rendering it to be x8 per the MB's design. the only way to get it to x16 is moving the wifi card to a x1 slot.
However sadly, Gigabyte did a pretty bad job designing the slots on this board. the only usable x1 slot is right above the GPU, which is fine if you had a thin wifi card. However I don't, I have the Asus AC68 which as you can see has a pretty big heatsink. So if I move it to the top pci-e x1 slot, the heatsink would be pretty much be touching the 1080's backplate. Some folks said it was ok and it should be fine, Micro Center guys too, as long as it's not touching the actual PCB.
So my question is: Should I keep the Wifi adapter where it is on the x4 and run at x8 or should I move it to the top pci-e x1 and live with it being soooo close to each other, possibly touching, and get the x16?