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the last expansion slot

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so my desktop's expansion slots are filled from top to bottom except for one.

it's a PCI expansion slot and I'm not exactly sure what to put there?

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I was kinda leaning towards an IDE/Floppy Controller card but I've also thought about putting an old soundblaster card with FM synthesis there.
still I'm curious if anyone has a better idea.

any thoughts or ideas on something cool to add there?
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Already have one lol, see that red card? It's an Asus pci-e wifi ac card
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so I finally filled it with something.

a fire wire card I picked up... but that's only temporary until I find a better card to put there...

as of this moment my desktop has every single expansion slot filled... so much IO... lol.

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from top down in order

dual Serial ports


ASUS wireless AC PCI-E expansion card.

PCI-E - AVerMedia C027 Analog/Digital capture card

PCI-E - Serial/Parallel port expansion card (supports all parallel port communication types)

PCI - random 3 port fire wire expansion card. (temporary until I can find something better)

PCI-E X16 - EVGA Geforce GTX1060 Graphics card.

this after I picked up a new case for $40, it's a nice antec case with way more room.

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as I'm writing this I'm also waiting on a windows XP computer I built from spare parts that came with that antec case to finish installing windows XP... it's going to be a nice machine for playing the games my modern/main PC can't... this is probably going to be fun lol.  Big Grin
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That has to be the most packed PC I think I've seen yet... I know with some of my old desktops, that was always my worst nightmare. Some of them didn't come with working ethernet on board, so I had to add an ethernet card just for internet. One needed an IDE controller for some reason or another. I believe the ports onboard were slow and acted funny during bootup with more than one drive. It was a mess... Finna

Nice setup, thanks for sharing. Smile
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heh I may just start posting more pc's I've been building here since I've just finished an XP machine build.

in fact most recently I upgraded it's gpu from a geforce 7950 to a geforce gtx580.

that one still supports windows XP but should play any game that my modern desktop can't due to age and incompatibility

it's kinda awesome.
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