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Adding a Firewire to a mini-itx with a gpu in the single pcie slot. Will this work?

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Hey guys, I'm in love with my mini-itx but I have to say I wish it had at least another pcie slot. Moving on...

My problem: I need to use my oldschool audio interface Focusrite LS56 that uses FireWire. :banghead:
My system: H370N-Wifi; i7 8700; 16GB; RX580

I have already implemented wifi+bluetooth through M.2 connection with this method: 1) M.2 M to A+E with usb header ; 2) Apple Module Card to NGFF(M.2) ; 3) BCM94360CS2

My board has a second M.2 and now I'm planning to add FireWire :D

So here are the possible scenarios: this adapter or this one with a firewire card (like Startech). They need to be low profile because its upside down in the motherboard :thumbdown

Anyone with experimental experience with this crazy things? Appreciate any help :)

Cheers, Kevin.
 
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It does work! If anyone need any info, just ask...
The riser card is now inside the case and a firewire cable runs out of the case xD
 

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Hi! I have exactly the same problem. Please tell me how did you get it work
 
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Hi! I have exactly the same problem. Please tell me how did you get it work

Hi Teychey, it worked out of the box. It is not elegant, nor practical but it works.
If you buy the adapters I mentioned above, they will work.
 
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Thank you!
 
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