First time I have posted here for the many years I have looked at it
So the question I have is:
I'm currently planning a new system build, got most of it sorted out and have decided to go for the EVGA X58 SLI Classified motherboard. As far as I can tell, fantastic board with lots and lots of cool features but I only have one problem with it, and that is the PCI-E x1 slot on the board under the chipset heat pipes. From what I have seen an X-Fi Fatal1ty will fit there just fine but I have decided to go for the Asus Xonar D2X which by looks alone I think is longer than the X-Fi card.
So my question is will the sound card be able to fit into that space without getting obstructed by that little bit of annoying heat pipe sticking out of the chipset cooler?