Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › GTX680 into PCI express 2.0 x16 instead of 3.0 b/c Asus Xonar Sound card won't fit???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

GTX680 into PCI express 2.0 x16 instead of 3.0 b/c Asus Xonar Sound card won't fit??? - Page 2

post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post



well

you're not wrong XD
Hell, I do know what I am doing... and I won't even do that.
Gran Turing(0)
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX Titan SC 16GB G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Blue 1TB WD Blue 640GB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Samsung Syncmaster S23A300B 1920x1080 LED IBM Model M Zalman ZM850-HP 
CaseMouse
Antec Twelve Hundred V1 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Gran Turing(0)
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Asus Sabertooth Z77 EVGA GTX Titan SC 16GB G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Blue 1TB WD Blue 640GB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Samsung Syncmaster S23A300B 1920x1080 LED IBM Model M Zalman ZM850-HP 
CaseMouse
Antec Twelve Hundred V1 Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masta Squidge View Post

Hell, I do know what I am doing... and I won't even do that.

thumb.gif lol yep... saaaaame here. That would have to be pretty desperate... like.. "BUILD THIS COMPUTER USING MIS MATCHING PARTS OR YOULL DIE"
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I think I understand now that the sound card can go into any PCI Express slot, not just 1x.

I'll probably keep this the same, unless the sound card is severely blocking the air flow of the GTX680, considering it is sandwiched right under it.

Do you guys think I am risking anything damaged by the looks of the pictures having the Asus Xonar RIGHT under the gtx680? It's annoying to have to switch/remove the cards, but I'll do it if I'm risking damage atm.

what do you guys think?
post #14 of 14
It doesn't look like it's significantly blocking airflow to the 680 but it looks bad aesthetically (IMO) and both would be running a tiny bit cooler and happier if they were spaced out. Also, you have a XL-ATX case with massive amounts of room, but all of your components and heat sources are within a few mm of each other. I would move the sound card into the very last PCIe slot on your motherboard, and then move the GPU down one slot into the second PCIe that runs straight to the CPU. That would give both of your big heat sources (CPU radiator and GPU) a little bit more room to breathe as well as bypass the NF200 chip which can add latency and is unnecessary for your single GPU needs currently.
Edited by juano - 5/18/13 at 7:44pm
Main Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution EVGA 980 Ti SC+ Samsung 4x4GB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB Samsung BD Combo Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 64 bit Asus PG279Q Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Silverstone Raven RV03 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution EVGA 980 Ti SC+ Samsung 4x4GB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB Samsung BD Combo Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 64 bit Asus PG279Q Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Silverstone Raven RV03 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › GTX680 into PCI express 2.0 x16 instead of 3.0 b/c Asus Xonar Sound card won't fit???