I have just built a new PC with the following Parts and would like some help with a couple of questions.
Case: Fractal Define R5 Window
PSU: Corsair HX 850i
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI
CPU: Intel i7 6700K
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H80i
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 16BG (2 x8) 3200MHz
HD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 500GB
GFX Card: Gigabyte GTX1060 Windforce OC 6GB
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Zx
OS: Windows 10 Pro
I would like to add a Wi-Fi card but the modern cards all seem to be PCIEX1, the problem I have is that I can’t access the second PCIEX1 slot due to the motherboard covering it. The only way I can get access to my second PCIEX1 slot would be to move the GFX Card to the PCIEX8 slot, would this slow down the GFX card?
My second question is, I have run out of internal USB ports due to the fact that I have them populated by the Corsair CPU Cooler and the PSU. Is there such a card or connector that can add extra internal USB connectors? I have noticed that each USB header can run 2 USB ports, yet corsair only use 1 USB port per header.
Any help or advice would be gratefully appreciated.
Just a note about my new build, if anyone is or has built a similar set up using Corsair components, be aware that the Link software will stop your system going into a power saving mode.