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My mobo manual is very specific re: which slot to use for the soundcard

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My mobo manual (as in sig rig) is very specific about using a certain slot for the sound card. However, the heatsink screws from my GPU are too high.

Does it matter if I use a different slot?

Thanks

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I don't see why it should matter. Maybe the power delivery is different. Sound cards like clean power....Ehh...You probably won't notice.
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I don't see why it should matter. Maybe the power delivery is different. Sound cards like clean power....Ehh...You probably won't notice.
Yeah, it shouldn't matter. I would also guess there's some sort of power filtering circuitry that is only on that recommended slot, but you probably won't notice it.
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Thanks both.

If I know it can't damage it then the worst I can do is change it back if I hear a difference.
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Win 10 x64 LG E2350 23" 1920x1080 / Samsung 19.5" 1366x768 Razer Lycosa (Mirror Edition) Corsair HX850w 
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