I'm currently running an Nvidia GTX 460 and a Xonar D2X on an Asus maximus gene iii motherboard - http://www.hardwares...otherboard/1024
However, to fit the components in, I've had to put the graphics card in the second PCI x16 slot so that the xonar has space to sit in the x1 slot - this has resulted in the graphics running at x8 speed, despite there being nothing in the first x16 slot. This all works fine, but I was wondering what would happen if I attempted to put the GFX back into the first slot and the Xonar into the second x16 slot? Would the graphics card go back to running at x16, or would this completely not work at all? (I'm not quite clear if you can use a 'shorter' x1 card in a 'longer' PCI-E slot...!)
Thanks in advance!