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Odd question but does anyone know a soundcard that "faces" up rather than down?

the clearance between the top PCI-E slot (White) and the first graphics slot stops me using the sound card properly because the front panel connector hangs down and will touch the back of the graphics card

I'd ideally prefer to not have to cut the pins off and run without any Front panel sound (though i normally only ever use USB headset not 3.5mm jack kind)

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Why not run the sound card in a lower slot under the GPU?
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post #3 of 10
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Am very likely going sli so need both blue slots clear
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post #4 of 10
What sound card you you currently have? My Xonar DG faces "up" in my case and the front panel connectors are on the side of the PCB as well so connectors shouldn't get in the way.

It should fit your case fine. All the odds and ends only stick out a quarter to half an inch tops, doesn't touch my GPU in the slot right above by any means.
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Asus mio 892 soundcard.
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post #6 of 10
Ah, I see the pins that you're talking about. The ones that are facing down.

For something on the budget side, how about this?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-xonar-dgx-51-channel-pci-express-sound-card-dolby-with-headphone-sockek
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post #7 of 10
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Yea but that has caps that also face down to roughly same height as the pins on the MIO 892?

I think maybe only option if i wanted to go SLI would be a PCI soundcard and put it right at the bottom or just literally have the soundcard leaning on the top graphics card and just insulate the area with a small sheet of plastic
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Yea but that has caps that also face down to roughly same height as the pins on the MIO 892?

I think maybe only option if i wanted to go SLI would be a PCI soundcard and put it right at the bottom or just literally have the soundcard leaning on the top graphics card and just insulate the area with a small sheet of plastic

It shouldn't touch. The caps don't stick out very far and your PCI slots should be spaced enough for it not to touch, mine has a quarter inch in between at least, so unless your mobo is special it shouldn't be a problem.
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post #9 of 10
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It shouldn't touch. The caps don't stick out very far and your PCI slots should be spaced enough for it not to touch, mine has a quarter inch in between at least, so unless your mobo is special it shouldn't be a problem.

Not at home so cant check but http://uk.asus.com/websites/Global/products/4AUqWniKqYByIAxw/P_500.jpg its not much.

will try the soundcard linked further up as its pins dont stick directly out from it
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post #10 of 10
There will be enough space. my sound card fit above my 680 before I went watercooling but once I put a backplate on the 680 it was a very tight fit so in fear of bending it, I moved it to another slot.
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