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Hi all,
I'm picking up new headphones pretty soon here (most likely HD598) and figured I might as well grab a sound card if I am going to be using such nice cans. I'm looking at the STX because it sounds like the way to go for music.

One thing I want to clear up though.. I can install this card in my top x1 slot correct? The card will clear over the heat sink where the north bridge would be? I realize that it probably will but there is that tiny bit of doubt in my mind before I pull the trigger. Unless you guys can tell me why I shouldn't pull the trigger anyways.

TIA.
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The st is slightly better if you can make that work...

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The st is slightly better if you can make that work...

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I have two 570's in SLI and I want to keep the slot between the two cards empty for maximum airflow.
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I have two 570's in SLI and I want to keep the slot between the two cards empty for maximum airflow.
I can dig it... On tapatalk I cant see your sig or I would have seen that. You should see how close my card is to my lower gpu but they are on water.

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Still concerned about clearance over that heatsink though. I assume it will clear?
Erase my doubts!
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i have a titanium HD in my top slot and an essence stx in the very bottom slot. Even though I don't have the stx in the top slot, I would confidently say it would fit
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Does anyone know a cheaper place than Direct Canada for this? $165 beats out most online stores but maybe I missed a shop.
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Lucky that mobo has a slim sink because the STX is not easy to accommodate. I had to mess around with all the components in my pc when I had it. The Rampage II Extreme won't allow the card to clear the pcix_1 slot.
 
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Ahh I ordered this card from Direct Canada for $165 CAD. Think that is a pretty good price so I ordered it.
Now I just have to make a decision on my cans so I don't have to resort to using my Bose in-ear on this beautiful card.
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