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Hi guys, I'm trying to finalize my decision on a Gene-Z (already purchased, but having second thoughts). I have a question on SLI on the Gene-Z.

I have a Corsair 650D case and I am thinking that I will eventually want to run two 560 ti video cards in SLI. Considering the 650D does not have a side fan, is heat going to be such a big issue on the Gene-Z that I should consider a full ATX board. I really like the Gene Z, but this one question has been nagging at me for the past 12 hours.

Thanks!
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Hi guys, I'm trying to finalize my decision on a Gene-Z (already purchased, but having second thoughts). I have a question on SLI on the Gene-Z.

I have a Corsair 650D case and I am thinking that I will eventually want to run two 560 ti video cards in SLI. Considering the 650D does not have a side fan, is heat going to be such a big issue on the Gene-Z that I should consider a full ATX board. I really like the Gene Z, but this one question has been nagging at me for the past 12 hours.

Thanks!
Are you thinking reference or non-reference coolers?
Reference will get hotter and the 650D doesn't have the best airflow.
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Another noob question: the power connector next to the CPU is an 8-pin and comes half-covered from the factory. I just plugged in a 4-pin connector. Is there any disadvantage to this - am I depriving the MB of voltage or anything?
See manual page 2-34 and 2-44 where the latter show you can plug 4 or 8. My PS offered 8.
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Are you thinking reference or non-reference coolers?
Reference will get hotter and the 650D doesn't have the best airflow.
I was leaning towards the Asus or MSI cards. But I've heard about how tight they can be in SLI. I think I've decided to refuse delivery on the Gene-Z and go with the Asus p8z68-v Pro as it seems to have similar capabilities. Kind of sad to give it up, but I'd hate to have to fight temperatures down the road.
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I was leaning towards the Asus or MSI cards. But I've heard about how tight they can be in SLI. I think I've decided to refuse delivery on the Gene-Z and go with the Asus p8z68-v Pro as it seems to have similar capabilities. Kind of sad to give it up, but I'd hate to have to fight temperatures down the road.
Honestly, that is probably for the best. SLI/CFX is a selling feature, but unless you are wc'ing I wouldn't. I had an X58A-UD3R with two GTX 570's right next to each other and the top card just got to toasty for my comfort.
To each their own though..
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post #2416 of 7108
May I join owners list?

I swear, there's a M4GZ in there!
Full specs in my sig





Temperatures after playing some SC2 with 2600K@4.5GHz@1.35V (Yeah, that sucks...) :



SFF

EDIT : Others shots with previous build (M3G + 875K)




Edited by aster - 9/1/11 at 9:07am
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May I join owners list?

I swear, there's a M4GZ in there!
Full specs in my sig
Wow. I really like that rig. Is it all passive except for that one fan?
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Nope, it couldn't work :/

Pictures 1-2 is the actual rig with all stuff. Fans are there but hidden.
Pictures 3-4-5 shows old rig without fans.

I don't have pics showing all fans, so here is the list:
Two Scythe Slipstream Slim 120*120*12.5 in front between grill and rads for intake
One Nexus PWM 120*120*20 on the upper front rad so it's push/pull
Two Aerocool Streamliner 140*140*20 under the bottom 140 rads for intake
One Scythe slim 120 under PSU for exhaust
One Silverstone radial blower for exhaust

That's not a silent rig, as you can see on the HWM screen, fans are in 1000RPM range, but it's acceptable for me. I don't pay attention while I'm playing.
It's pretty heavy giving it's small size but i can easily take it to LAN parties with SUGO-PACK and my GF tolerates it since it's tiny
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Another noob question: the power connector next to the CPU is an 8-pin and comes half-covered from the factory. I just plugged in a 4-pin connector. Is there any disadvantage to this - am I depriving the MB of voltage or anything?
YES ... I asked that question WAY BACK ... take the cap off and plug in both 4 pin conectors from your PSU.
   
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It's big, too. Three slots - huge! Like the color, but the price... it sucks the oxygen out of the room!

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NOPE ... try $1,500 like I said
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121470
NewEgg has the ASUS MARS II dual GeForce GTX 580x2 (Fermi)

... there ya go snakemed your next card
... and it's even got the BLACK & RED color scheme working for it
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