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I am running surround. Really the only game that I play that is a problem is Rift, where I am able to play on VHigh with 40+ fps constant. But it's more than playable for me without any lag/framing problems at any time.

Although I just turn down some of the settings though (shadows, etc), since I'm not an OCD graphical person like some where they need everything 100% or it doesn't look good.

I thought about doing some benches, just don't have the time.
I've got a massive analysis that should be ready during the first week of May:

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/10...l#post13305719
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Pfft, why let a little thing like that stop you?
yummy tri-sli gtx 470
post #33 of 48
At your resolution, you'd see a large improvement anyway. It's a very potent card at that. Mine doesn't overclock as high as others, but mine is merely a 465 that was unlocked.

If I could SLI without having any power issues or bottlenecking problems, I'd go for it in an instant.
     
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I <3 my SLI 470's.

However, I do have two full slots between them, a big case w/good airflow, and the sweet TFII copper coolers, so heat and noise are no problem for me.

However running two reference cooled 470's on a board w/o space between them (as I had going at one time in the past) ... noise can definitely be an issue if you're bothered by it.

In either case, though ... V-Sync is your friend
    
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Haha on my 780i board the cards (470s) ran pretty hot and loud even with space between them and a fan profile set to 100% lol

Luckily my new board has space as well. All the more reason to WC
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I run one of mine WC and my other one using the MSI Twin Frozer II HSF

keeps my air cooled card on average 20*C higher than my WC'ed and 20*C lower than what it would be on stock cooler
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Question, will my p6td deluxe have enough breathing room for both the cards and will my haf932 give enough air to feed the beasts?
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its a HAF..High Air Flow..unless your fans are running low..your board seems fine..
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Question, will my p6td deluxe have enough breathing room for both the cards and will my haf932 give enough air to feed the beasts?
You'll have one full slot between cards, that's definitely a lot better than none. And all the HAF cases have decent airflow. So I'd say yeah you're in a pretty good situation there. I mean really everything will work okay even in the worst of scenarios, esp. if you don't go overboard with overclocking ... the only question really is how noisy is the situation going to be in order to keep temps at a reasonable level.
    
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You'll have one full slot between cards, that's definitely a lot better than none. And all the HAF cases have decent airflow. So I'd say yeah you're in a pretty good situation there. I mean really everything will work okay even in the worst of scenarios, esp. if you don't go overboard with overclocking ... the only question really is how noisy is the situation going to be in order to keep temps at a reasonable level.
i don't mean to exaggerate but i run my 470's on 750/1500/1700 on 1.0v daily and there's no space between the 2nd card and i tune my fan up to 70% which is still edible(for me) and i do land upto 68c gaming with 98-99% usage across the cards..so for his case he's gonna be even fine..i mean more than FINE..
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