i'm trying to install my sound card (X-Fi Fatality) onto the MSI x58 Pro-e but the card ends up being right next to the heatsink for the northbridge chip(?), and I'm concerned that the heatsink will burn my card since it is making physical contact with it. the graphics card (5770) is 2-slot so it covers the other pci-e 1x slot. the graphics and sound card are also very close to eachother.
can i run the card on the 2nd Pci-e 2 slot as the main card (this mobo is 16x/16x/1x for the pci-e 2 slot)? will i need to change anything in the bios? thanks