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Which slot for my soundcard

Level 7
Hi I have just got a rog strix z590e motherboard with an i5 11600kf. I am going to populate all m.2 slots with no other storage. I will have my gtx 1080 in the first PCIe x16 slot. Do I put my soundcard in the 3rd PCIe slot? Will this make it 2x8 or will the first slot remain at x16?

Level 12
I would use slot 3 for sound card. Your gpu should still run at X16. Check nvidia control panel after install to verify X16 on graphics card.
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