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Will a STX fit on my rig?

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I really want to install a sound card on my rig since the on board quality isn't as good as I expected. But I see there is a minimum space between my first 6950 and the CPU cooler. I wonder if i could slot in a STX.
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It should fit, if not you can still install in on the third PCIe 16x slot. A general rule for PCIe slots and cards, if it fits it works.
    
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
It should fit, if not you can still install in on the third PCIe 16x slot. A general rule for PCIe slots and cards, if it fits it works.
Yup this is correct. I have 2 sound cards in my computer. One of them is an Asus Xonar STX (PCI-E 1x) which I have plugged into a PCI-E 8x slot that would normally by used for a graphics card.

You could put the STX in your bottom PCI-E slot, below your second graphics card.
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awesome i will order one tonight.
Thanks guys
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