I ended up ordering this 2070 Super. It says 50.2 mm in height. Assuming a single slot is 20 mm, this is about 2.5 slots. There will be a small amount of space for air to blow.what card? at least you still have at least one fan unrestricted, can't be that bad unless you have a really hot card or or OCing.
Two 120s in, and three out.It could be more of an issue to the sound card than the video card. (Based on temps)
Throttle point on a GPU is high 80* C range usually. The card will protect itself if it gets to hot by slowing speeds and increasing fan speeds.
A sound card has no such abilities and it’s possoble it may be too hot for a sound card. — but I’m assuming the sound card is below the video card and heat rises so it’ll probably be okay. Just make sure your case fans have food airflow.
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-GENE/What motherboard? The mATX boards I've seen still have a x1 PCI-E slot up top just like a full size ATX board, which is where I put my sound card.
Check for yourself. They have been showing up a bit more since the weekend.I have a hard time believing that.
I have considered it. I am wary of onboard audio. I have simply always had a sound card since the early nineties.Other than keeping it compact in a single case, have you considered just using an USB audio interface instead of the internal sound card? Would solve any cooling issues and most likely have better sound quality or less noise depending on what you buy.