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Hello all,

I might be getting this sound card this week, the thing is, I have a three slot gtx 580 on my MSI P67A-GD65 so this leaves only one pci-e 1x slot over to connect it to.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-GD65.html

This slot is right above my graphics card and I'm wondering if the heat dissipation of the GPU wont affect the sound cards health? In terms of life span and functionality?

Is it also worth to get the much more expensive DX over the DG??

It would only be for gaming and listening to music, both trough speakers and headphones (5.1 true surround tritton headset).

Greetz
post #2 of 3
I say the dx is worth it.

As for being over the gpu it will be fine. It will not be an issue.
post #3 of 3
Yup, I put the DX right above my GPU in that slot. As long as the PCB part isn't thicker than the reference version, I wouldn't worry. My temps seem normal as it was before I added the sound card. Loads around 50 with extreme stress testing and 42-47 while gaming, but I have watercooling. Theres no heat pushing that way either so the sound card is completely fine.

Edit: Made a picture, wasn't sure which one you were referring to. I have mines here.

Edited by LivingChampion - 10/10/11 at 1:09pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K MSI P67A-GD65 PNY GTX780 Ti Corsair Vengeance 2X4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD SATA III Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM Swiftech MCP655 + XSPC RX360 + EX240 (Rasa Bloc... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG248QE 144Hz Das Keyboard MX Brown + CM Storm Rapid Fire MX Red Antec HCG-900 XION Predator 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G600//G500//MX518//G9x Artisan HAYABUSA XSOFT Asus Xonar DX Denon AHD2000 
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