Guys need some advice here.. I am finally going to upgrade my motherboard.. My current Asus P8H61 doesn't have PCI slot and i want to add a xonar DG.. So the PCI slot is the main thing.. According to my budget i selected two motherboards and i can't decide which one to get..
I would definitely go with Gigabyte one because it is new, USB3.0 header in mobo ( My casing has front USB3.0 ) and Cheaper.. My problem is the pci slot.. Gigabyte one has two PCI lanes right under the GPU.. I am sure my Axle GTX 550ti will cover a one slot.. If i install my sound card to the second slot will it block the airflow to the gpu? I have no idea it will block the airflow or not because i have never used a PCI card in my life.. If i go with the intel one, It has PCIex16 slot, 2xPCIex1 slot and 3 PCI Slots.. PIC are at the bottom so i don't think sound card will cause a problem..
4GB x 2 1333mhz
Coolermaster CM690II plus
4 coolermaster 120mm fans
Current GPU temperatures
Idle - 35C ( room temp is high )
Load - 70C