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Will a sound card significantly increase GPU temperatures?

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I have SLI 460 SEs on a mATX mobo. I'm thinking about buying a sound card, but the only place I have to put it is in the PCIe x16 slot between my GPUs. If I do this, will the airflow restriction significantly increase temperatures on my top GPU? I'm already lacking in cooling a little in the GPU department due to reference coolers and no side intake.
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i wouldnt think you would see a sinificant increase in temps a few degrees maybe. but i guess it just depends on your case airflow and the sound card you buy.
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Temperatures shouldn't increase more than +2-3 in a well circulated case. More importantly is the GPU/slot configurations when adding/filling a PCIx16 slot. it may force your mobo to run at x4,x4,x4 rather than x8,x8. Read the manual/online manf site for more info.
 
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