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10 Nov 2010   #291
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I am planning an SLI setup in the future, and I bought my motherboard with adequately spaced PCIe slots to avoid that exact issue


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11 Nov 2010   #292
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good to know as I thought that spacing was standardized?
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11 Nov 2010   #293
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
A quick question: When you run SLI or Crossfire rigs doesn't the card on the bottom rob the card or cards above it of a clean cool airflow ? I would suspect that the bottom card would run much lower temps to it's cards above it?
Yup... It makes a big difference. Before I got my current 8800GTS 512mb, I was running two 320mb cards in SLI. Keep in mind I had overclocked them as well, but after a few hours of gaming the top card would hit about 82 degrees while the bottom only got to about 76 or 77.

I ended up modding my side panel and putting two 12cm fans directly over the cards to blast air onto them from outside the case, which did help quite a lot.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I am planning an SLI setup in the future, and I bought my motherboard with adequately spaced PCIe slots to avoid that exact issue
Spacing is important, but it won't make as much of a difference as you'd think... My XFX 750a-SLI board has pretty decent spacing for the slots, I still had about 1.5cm-2cm between my cards and each were the standard double slot thickness that's become so common.

In all honesty, unless you have some sort of setup to push air into your case specifically for the graphics cards, I can promise you, your top card will get a fair amount warmer.
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11 Nov 2010   #294
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I see a lot of motherboards with the PCIex16 slots one away from eachother, i.e. with a single slot between them, and I made sure to buy one with two between them
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11 Nov 2010   #295
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I see a lot of motherboards with the PCIex16 slots one away from eachother, i.e. with a single slot between them, and I made sure to buy one with two between them
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I know exactly what you mean... I did the same when I was researching the components for my current setup. My board also has decent space between the two slots...


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11 Nov 2010   #296
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

NEW: CM Storm Sniper, Lamptron FC-5 v2 fan controller, 140mm Noise Blocker bottom fan, replaced rear fan with a 120mm Scythe Kaze Ultra (3000 rpm), have a 200mm Antec Big Boy ready (if needed). Upgrading PSU next week so I'll try to get the cable management a bit tidier if I can (it's hard to get it better than it is due to the ASUS U3S6 pci-e card for my SSD) but it's pretty good. I'm very happy but I didn't realise the case was so big. Had to rearrange everything so it'd fit.

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11 Nov 2010   #297
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
NEW: CM Storm Sniper, Lamptron FC-5 fan controller, 140mm Noise Blocker bottom fan, replaced rear fan with a 120mm Scythe Kaze Ultra (3000 rpm), have a 200mm Antec Big Boy ready (if needed). Upgrading PSU next week so I'll try to get the cable management a bit tidier if I can (it's hard to get it better than it is due to needed the ASUS U3S6 pci-e card for my SSD) but it's pretty good. I'm very happy but I didn't realise the case was so big. Had to rearrange everything so it'd fit.

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Looks good!
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11 Nov 2010   #298
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Thanks. Still messier than I'd like (cable management is a bi+ch!)
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11 Nov 2010   #299
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's a great looking case, good job

What PSU are you getting?

Make sure it has long cables, for that big case.
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11 Nov 2010   #300
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Thanks. Need to finish it but i was at for like 4 hours and couldn't cope any more.
I'm getting a Corsair AX750 Gold.
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