after a quick read from what i have read that is okay, i have the HAF X case and my GPU in slot one, however if i put it in slot 3 it will have the
vga duct fan and the side fan blowing onto it, will that be better? also if i put it in slot 3 will it still run at x16?
but just to be sure about the temps, are they okay?
On my 5850 I used to have the VRM R4 heatsink to keep the VRM temps down to 50 ish iirc, but I had to remove it when I installed a new cpu cooler because there was no room for both. So now my VRM temps are in the 80's and maybe higher I think. Still working a week into it, but I hope I can get to buy a 7970 Sapphire card with a VRM heatsink on it to be safe in the long run.
VRM temps can supposedly take more heat than cpu's so my 5850 card might do well anyhow I guess. At the very least I have the Accelero Twin Turbo fan/cooler blowing right onto the VRM's, that has to be good for something I hope.