Dell Inspiron 660 (PCI slots?)

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Dell Inspiron 660 (PCI slots?)

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Hi

I am considering ordering a Dell Inspiron 660 (the one starting at £399 with an i5 processor).

I will be needing to fit a firewire card in it as I will be using it for audio production and my audio interface requires this. I can't find anywhere that tells you how many/if it has a pci/pci express slots? 

Please could I be told how many/what kind it has and also if it is possible to fit the following card into the machine - http://www.ebuyer.com/152109-startech-2-port-pci-express-firewire-400-card-pex1394a2?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CJ-mhbev9LQCFTDMtAodogwAnw

Startech 2 port firewire 400 card pci- express.

Your advice would be appreciated!

Many thanks :-)

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  • Inspiron 660 MT (mini tower) has 3 PCI Express x1 slots, look at owner manual support.dell.com/.../om_en.pdf page 13.

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  • What kind of PCIe Slot? 1.0? 2.0? 2.1?

  • "What kind of PCIe Slot? 1.0? 2.0? 2.1?" this question applicable to PCI Express x16 slot, which is only one there, let me find out.

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  • The 660 uses the INTEL B75 express chipset.

    NameB75Q75Q77H77Z75Z77
    FSB Clocks CPU(Bclk) + GPU CPU + GPU + RAM
    Allows using INTEL HD GPU Yes
    Intel Clear Video Technology Yes
    RAID No Yes
    MAX USB  2.0/3.0 ports 8 / 4 10 / 4
    MAX SATA 2.0/3.0 ports 5 / 1 4 / 2
    Main PCIEConfiguration 1 × PCIe 3.0 ×16 1 × PCIe 3.0 ×16
    or 2 × PCIe 3.0 ×8
    1 × PCIe 3.0 ×16
    or 2 × PCIe 3.0 ×8
    or 1 × PCIe 3.0 ×8 + 2 × PCIe 3.0 ×4
    Secondary PCIe 8 × PCIe 2.0
    PCI 2.3
    Yes No
    INTEL RST No Yes
    Intel Anti-Theft Technology Yes
    Smart Response No Yes No Yes
    VPro No Yes No
    Release Date April 2012
    Max TDP 6.7 W
    Chipset lithography 65 nm

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  • Can you please tell me if Inspiron 660 s or which systems in Dell.ca website comes with an option of PCI express to it.?