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I am serious.


Pics will follow upon delivery.

A friend of a friend of a friend who knows a guy who has a friend managed to get me onto 'The List'. And since I was such a friendly guy and told them they could get as many 5870's on my name as they could find (assuming it wouldn't go through anyway) I am now the proud owner of 10x 5870's.



Wat do?

Well first off this means I will probably never need to buy a video graphics card again for the next 10 years or so. This also means I can outfit my renderfarm with some sick a$$ GPU rendering power. Or a folding farm, or have my own LAN party all with myself (foreveralone.jpg).

Now my idea is to make these 5870's even more awesome so I was thinking of outfitting my current rig with a triple 5870 setup. I have the following hardware:

UD5 1366 motherboard, I can fit 3 of these on there right?:


I have a Corsair HX850 PSU that is proven to be able to handle all 3 with ease, a Phantom case:



Machine is running a intel 970@ 4.4 Ghz and 24GB of ram.

Now I was wondering if there are any good after market Dual Slot 5870 coolers that are reasonably quiet?

I have had a 5970 with the excellent triple slot Accelero Xtreme cooler, the problem is that if I want that cooler on it I need a bigger motherboard and case since I need 9 slots of space at least.

As you can see the UD5 will only hold either 3 dual slot cards or 2 triple slots cards.

Now I personally do not really like the reference design of the cooler. It is nicely 2 slot but that's about it. It makes too much noise in a triple setup too.

I researched all afternoon for cooling options and only got to these 2 options if I want to keep it dual slot:

-Keep the reference cooler.
-Install a Scythe Musashi and cram it.
-Look for other options (help!).

The problem is that even though I absolutely love the musashi on a 4890 (see pic) it is not better cooling wise on a 5870 than the reference cooler. It also might not entirely fit in a dual slot configuration :s .

Meh.

So do any of you guys have some awesome experiences with dual slot coolers for the 5870 and do any of you have ideas with what I should do with a bunch of 5870's?

Thanks again guys!

*EDIT* I have moved up a bit on the list, total number is now 12 cards. LOLZ
Edited by Shademaster - 4/26/11 at 3:17pm
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post #2 of 71
dam you! Nice one buddy
Edit: yes you can fit 3 in. slot 1,3 and 4
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post #3 of 71
sell them all and buy a gtx 590
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post #4 of 71
I can has one?


anyway that's freaking sweet. Grats.
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post #5 of 71
me = jealous
post #6 of 71
Well with the musashi...........holy crap 31 viewers active on this thread lol.

well it may not cool as well, but it's quieter.
    
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post #7 of 71
You should keep some for yourself and then have giveaways for the rest of them on here!
post #8 of 71
Your probably going to be CPU bottlenecked. I suggest you sell a few and get a 990x or a 970
post #9 of 71
Water cool them. Then fold for us in Chimp Challenge.
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post #10 of 71
Stick with the refrence cooler the hot air will be expelled out of the back of your case if you went aftermarket you would turn your case in to an oven if you really can't stand the noise go with a water cooling setup for the cards and oc them like crazy
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