PCI slots

  shellship 10:04 19 Dec 07

Just taken delivery of my new Cougar and surprised to see v few spare slots - graphics card covers one of them anyway. Spoke to Cougar who said that it is no longer the practice to have lots of spare slots as so much is now integrated into motherboard. Is this right?

  ambra4 10:24 19 Dec 07

Yes that is correct present day motherboards only have two or three spare PCI slots plus

the display card connector PCI-E or AGP

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  shellship 18:37 19 Dec 07

Thanks and OK but why then does the case have room for 6 slots?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:24 19 Dec 07

why then does the case have room for 6 slots?

So you could fit any board of your choice.

Full size boards have more PCI slots although your lucky to see more than 4 nowadays

Matx boards my have only two slots.

Gone are the days when you needed a slot for:
sound card
serial and parallel header
lan card

  crosstrainer 19:28 19 Dec 07

Quite correct..It's all mobo depended.

Choose carefuly

Or expansion is not an option!

Expect the FE may step in here?

  ambra4 23:24 19 Dec 07


The amount of spare case slots all depends on the manufacture of the case, as you can also buy case fans that will use the case slot, and do require a PCI slot on the motherboard

SF2100 3D Slot Fan

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Thermaltake A2426 Cyclo Slot Fan Cooler

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ANTEC super cyclone blower

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  keef66 10:09 20 Dec 07

Quite a few top end graphics cards are dual slot because of the cooler, so if you run two of them in SLI / crossfire, you're using up 4 of the slots at the back of the case straight away.

  shellship 18:17 29 Dec 07

Thanks all. I'll just have to manage it!

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