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--x1-----Sound Card
--x16----GTX260
--x16---GTX260
--x1---


or

--x1---
--x16----GTX260
--x16----GTX260
--x1-----Sound Card?

Since heat rises etc I'm a little concerned with the heat of my new sound card, what do you guys think?
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mine is enjoying a meaty 470 sandwich
the soundcard is pretty thin so it allows more airspace to the bottom of the upper card
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Put it ontop.

it will be suffocated on the bottom

And the sound card can get VERY VERY hot before it messes up
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I put mines below my video card, since i have a fan on the side panel and a fan on the drive bay point right at both.
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post #5 of 8
Heat rises with a LOT less force than even a low power fan can provide, besides, the 260s have exhaust coolers, right? I'd say it didn't matter too much if you have good case airflow.
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post #6 of 8
I have my Xonar mounted below my GPUs and it doesnt get very hot at all so I'm reccomending that
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post
mine is enjoying a meaty 470 sandwich
the soundcard is pretty thin so it allows more airspace to the bottom of the upper card
I killed my last soundcard in this fashion.

Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Put it ontop.

it will be suffocated on the bottom

And the sound card can get VERY VERY hot before it messes up
It's much cooler at the bottom, and my GPUs killed my last card.

Quote:
Originally Posted by phantomphenom View Post
I put mines below my video card, since i have a fan on the side panel and a fan on the drive bay point right at both.
Yeah, there's a side fan on my case too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Heat rises with a LOT less force than even a low power fan can provide, besides, the 260s have exhaust coolers, right? I'd say it didn't matter too much if you have good case airflow.
Yeah, but the top (main) card runs hotter than the bottom one.

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Originally Posted by Grobinov View Post
I have my Xonar mounted below my GPUs and it doesnt get very hot at all so I'm reccomending that
Yeah, probably going to do that.
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put it on top of the Video cards.
    
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