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Digital_Trans 10-13-08 04:54 AM

Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or above?
 
I'm almost done with my new build and was wanting to know which configuration for SLI with running a Creative X-FI PCI-Express sound card would best work? At the moment the Creative PCI-E card is above the 280's in SLI. I do have room between the cards but often consider the heat factor which plays a rule if you sand which a sound card between the two graphics cards. So what would you guys suggest or advise?

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2554/dsc00329qg3.jpg

K007 10-13-08 05:45 AM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
in between

Kowan 10-13-08 10:53 AM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
My X-Fi is a PCI, so it sits between the 280s. No heat problem, but I do have a fan located at the end of the cards blowing over them.

Why are you considering placing it between when it's already installed above them?

Bman212121 10-13-08 11:24 AM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
I think where you have it is just fine. It also allows more room around the two GTX cards for air.

bacon12 10-13-08 12:36 PM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
I don't think it will work anywhere but the top black slot. I couldn't get mine to and several others on XS have the same issue.

hell_of_doom227 10-13-08 02:04 PM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Digital_Trans (Post 1807087)
I'm almost done with my new build and was wanting to know which configuration for SLI with running a Creative X-FI PCI-Express sound card would best work? At the moment the Creative PCI-E card is above the 280's in SLI. I do have room between the cards but often consider the heat factor which plays a rule if you sand which a sound card between the two graphics cards. So what would you guys suggest or advise?

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2554/dsc00329qg3.jpg

That's nice system you got there :)

How's blue ray? Can you burn some?

Digital_Trans 10-13-08 04:26 PM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hell_of_doom227 (Post 1807537)
That's nice system you got there :)

How's blue ray? Can you burn some?

Yes, to the hard drive. Blu-ray-R Discs are over priced at this time so the hard drive makes perfect to stock pile HD content onto.

john19055 10-14-08 05:48 AM

Re: Where should I put my Creative X-Fi PCI-Express? Between the 280's in SLI or abov
 
If it is not causeing any problems where it is at ,then I would leave it where you have it ,You have a nice looking rig.Where the fan is located I don't think it would cause any heat problems if you wanted to put it between the GTX280 cards ,but if it was me I would just leave it where it is at .It looks good.


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