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PCI-E Ribbon Cable + Soundcard Question

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I've got an Asus Maximus IV Extreme motherboard, Equipped with 3 GTX570 video cards running in Tri-SLI. In this setup, Every PCI-E lane is covered by video cards, and I have no access to install my Asus Xonar PCI-E sound card. I am considering using a PCI-E riser ribbon cable to drop the bottom x4 slot down in order to fit my sound card in, and my question is this... Will there be any latency/loss of sound quality by doing this? I have never used a PCI-E riser, and need some experienced input.

Thanks in advance for any input on this situation.
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Will there be any latency/loss of sound quality by doing this?
nope. same differance.
     
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Exactly the same
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Wow, that was fast. Thanks a ton. Seems to be quite an oversight on the part of Asus with the x1 lane location. Very few good cards these days are low profile.
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