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But honestly, if you're that worried about it. It doesn't look like your using your other slots for anything at the moment, you could always move it directly in front of the GTX titan to reduce airflow to your GPU causing higher temps and a louder fan.
(yes, PCI-E x1 fit in x4s, x8s, AND x16s just fine)
check it. I made a plan for you



Or you could just keep it where it is.

Also, I have the same PSU as you. thumb.gif
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Quote:
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Actually, you better be carful, it could actually cause a fire or worse, and explosion, if the sound card magnetic field interferes with the Graphics Processor implosion field, it'll destabilize the thrusters in your PCI-E slots.
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.^^I actually skimmed that post earlier and thought he was serious lol.

I just left it as is so far so good.
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I realize this is over a year old, but I recently am having the same concern with my Asus Xonar Essence STX. I have it placed right above one of my MSI GTX 970s that are in SLI...same spot as you. I haven''t noticed any issues...but it's good to know that the sound card doesn't generate much heat so it isn't really a big deal.

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I upgrade motherboard and cpu installed it 2 days ago and realized the only pci express 1x slots are above and below so I put it above like you. My last board was MSI z77a g45 thunderbolt it had no PCI Slots and had pci express 1x all over top middle very bottom. Now the MSI Z97S SLI Krait there is 2 PCI slots I will never use. I too am worried about xfi titanium hd melting or something since it would be hard to come by a new xfi titanium hd now a days. But after my research we should only be worried if #1 the sound card was not in a case and #2 the gpu doesn't have a backplate. Another good thing is you have Titan which is reference design so the heat comes out the back of the card. For custom gpu's the heat goes through the case and lets your case decide how to get rid of the heat.

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I have a gtx 1070 FE upgraded from msi 670 power edition oc and I just upgraded my cpu from i5 3570k to i7 4790k. The gtx 1070 is one powerful card I had a minor bottleneck in GTA V with my i5 3570k OC ~ 4.2ghz my cpu usage would be high 90's and even hit 100% at times was not noticable unless your tracking through afterburner or some other osd program. I was unable to turn Extended Draw Distance to full without fps dropping on max settings when the draw distance was too far like desert part of gta v now I am with no issues and cpu sits at 60-70% usage

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