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Two gtx 580's and a sound card

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I have just got my second gtx 580 for sli goodness and i am getting a very nice pci express soundcard but unfortunately the way the board has the slots for the pci-e 2.0 and 1.0 slots , the sound card looks like it will sit between the two video cards. I was curious if you guys think its safe to put it between the two cards. Im not overclocking them yet but i might in the future and i have good air flow through my case and my processor has a corsair h70 if that helps. I am just now getting back into pc gaming so i apologize if this is super n00b of me . By the way this is the board i have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582



P.S i also forgot the mention the 580's are the evga 580's that take up two slots , not the asus super monster that takes up three
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Welcome to OCN...

I'm guessing your sound card is a PCI-E x1 slot where your only options seem to be the slot above the first PCI-E x16 slot and the one between the two PCI-E x16 (obviously one will be blocked by the dual-slot GPU). If you're afraid of putting the sound card between your GPUs...why don't you put the card above the first PCI-E x16 slot (aka above the first GPU)? To be honest...you shouldn't have to worry about anything if you have decent airflow in your case and your GPUs don't overheat.
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Hi , thanks for the greeting. I installed it a little earlier and have been running some torture tests and it runs fine and cool. Thanks again .

BTW , this board is awesome , it has soooo much info its mind boggling
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You should be able to put the sound card in the second PCI-E 1x slot just between the GPUs. There is enough space there and it won't be blocked by the first GPU.

I'm not sure it will fit the first PCIEx1 slot next to the CPU, as length wise, I think it will touch the memory slots, but you can try.
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Don't risk frying your sound card. I'd put a fan on top of the cards to blow air on that sound card.

BUT

it should be fine but if you start getting distortion in your speakers then yes there is a problem...

i hope i helped you out!!! (:
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