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Smallest PCIe 4x box?

The only Mini-ITX board I've been able to find with a PCIe x4 slot is the Mitac PH12LI. It is not, however, any smaller than any of the PCIe x16 Mini-ITX boards. Personally, I'd recommend a ...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

After doing some more hunting with weird search terms, I have found a solution in the Amazon Marketplace: https://www.amazon.com/NGFF-PCIe-Adapter-Samsung-SM951/dp/B01MS64UBB US$ 34.95 .. a bit ...
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State of eGPUs for laptops in late 2019

What's the state of things in late 2019? There are currently two ways to install an external GPU to a laptop. By using an internal PCIe connection and a cable leading to a PCIe GPU enclosure. This ...
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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter

You're not going to find one. USB and PCIe are two very different technologies supported by the PCH (Platform Controller Hub) in the chipset of your PC/Server. The I/O portion of the PCH supplies ...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

It's amazing how much things have moved on since the OP. PCIe is so versatile. NVMe SSDs are just PCIe devices, which are generally backwards compatible with older PCIe versions or reduced PCIe lanes. ...
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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC

Personally, I would spend the time and do a proper CAT5e/6 installation; meaning running cable in/through the walls, terminating properly, hiding the network gear so it's out of sight. The benefit of ...
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Standard ATX power supply but powered from 12V

Caution: 12@ 300w is 25A. You need 4 gauge wire to handle that kind of load. All the ones that are 300w or more require 16v-20v. You would need to combine 2 to get a full 300w all the time. You ...
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SSD to work with PCIe

After checking specification of your motherboard (from this link) I checked that you have one PCI-E connector which will support PCI-E Solid State Drive. You have two possible solutions: Buy M2 to ...
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What is exactly GPU dimension

The reference document for this is PCI-E Card electromechanical specification. I believe the relevant figure is 6.2: As you can see, the distance you're asking about is not specified at all, because ...
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Threadripper X399 motherboard: questions about PCI lanes and RAID

Asus PRIME X399-A This does support RAID 0,1, and 10 However RAID 1 is kind pointless especially if you use SSD. Right from the manual And it supports 2 ssd of the m.2 variety. You can put any ...
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Half-size WiFi adapter for Slim Tower case

The Rosewill RNX-AC1900PCE I'm guessing based off your post you want an internal adapter, and not a USB one. I'm a little surprised you want one at all given it already has an internal card, but hey–...
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M.2 SSD nvme PCIe 4.0 backward compatibility with PCIe 3.0 / 2.0?

As far as I know, all PCIe versions are both backwards and forwards compatible (don't know about PCIe 6, but no hardware with that yet). With compatibility for now, just check you are really using ...
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Does my laptop support M.2 SATA SSD?

M.2 SATA SSD may not work in this slot. SATA M.2 SSDs and 2.5-inch SATA SSDs - in fact, work with the same characteristics. NVMe M.2 drives work on the PCIe bus, and these are completely different ...
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PCIe v3.0 SATA-III controller

Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of higher-bandwidth SATA controllers. The closest I can find are PCIe 2.0 x2, which is available on some StarTech cards. They are based on the Marvell 88SE9220/...
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Is a Deep Learning + High Performance Workstation impossible with current hardware offerings? (Late 2018)

It really depends on how deep you want to go when it comes to your deep learning projects, and how long you are willing to wait, which could be a long time- depending on your project and how much ...
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Advice for what wireless card to buy for old motherboard

It has PCI-E, and PCI-E is backward compatible, so you can put a PCI-E 16x or 8x card in a lesser speed slot and it will just give a modest impact to performance. If you don't have faster than a ...
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Laptop to Desktop PCI-E passthrough Thunderbolt 3

So if I understand what you are asking you want to use the same keyboard, mouse, and screen on both So there is this cool gadget called a KVM, this allows you to switch between your different devices,...
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15-25 port SATA to USB C or PCIe adapter?

TL;DR: Your motherboard + an LSI 9211-8i, or just a motherboard with more SATA ports. Motherboard upgrade If you're willing to manage with a slightly lower amount of ports, just get a motherboard ...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

The picture shown is adapter card nvme SSD to PCIE x1 and not x4 though. Theoretically that the SSD will function with 1 lane from the x1 slot but nvme SSD need to fully function from an x4 pcie slot. ...
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PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

First of all, impression as if stored on their own desktop is not something you will be able to get, unless files are very small. Accessing files via network is, of course, noticeably slower. Not much,...
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2xGPU configuration upgrade

Your power supply is plenty. It can supply up to 1200 watts and your whole system will definitely not pull more than that, even with two graphics cards. Nvidia recommendation for GTX 1080 Ti is 600W ...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

It would help if you told us why you want the server; what your goal is. Even without this knowledge, I will be able to answer your question. Simply, no. The card doesn't advertise room for 6 GPUs. ...
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Adapter between PCIe versions/sizes?

There are no adapters. The reason being that the PCIe version is dictated by the chipset of the motherboard itself. The ONLY way to go from PCIe 1.0 to 3.0 is to buy a board with PCIe 3.0.
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recommendation for 10g sfp+ NICs

I'd suggest also looking for new or second hand Chelsio cards (T420-CR/T520-CR for optic OM2 LC SFP+ format, or other formats available, see their website) - they are quite frequent and cheap (well, ...
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PCI(e?) Wireless Card - Allows multiple connections to single router

This will not work as you intend, i.e. to improve performance/bandwidth on your LAN. This is not a limitation of the wireless protocols (You also would not see an increase in performance using two NIC'...
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PCI(e?) Wireless Card - Allows multiple connections to single router

I found the answer here, by user spiff (First line edited to match context) Dual band cards cannot connect to two signals at once, the term you are looking for is "simultaneous dual-band" which is ...
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HBA with flash backed cache and FreeBSD driver? ( for use with FreeNAS)

I personally like the LSI (now Avago) brand of products. They are actually an OEM for IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, and (when they made Xserve) Apple. There's a really good HCL (Hardware Compatibility ...
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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC

I would suggest the ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac The main reason I would suggest this card over the nano: Listed technical specs on both adapters @ newegg.com TP-Link: Wireless N speed up to 150Mbps ...
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