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We actually need MORE INFO to help advise you best ...

 

Like ... I assume this means you already HAVE at least one HD-6950 1 GB card ? and were asking if getting another for X-Fire would be better or upgrading to the HIS HD-6970 would be better ?
Obviously just another 1 GB HD-6950 would be CHEAPER ... but if you don't have a GPU right now, I wouldn't get a 1 GB card ... get the 2 GB 6950 cards, and TWO 2 GB 6950's would cost more than one HD-6970, then again can your PSU handle X-Fire ? or do you need to upgrade that in the process ? WE don't know any of your RIG specs ! thinking.gif

Obviously X-Fired 6950's will be " FASTER " in a FPS sense than a single HD-6970 ... but of course then you are MAXED out, while if you went 6970 you could X-fire a second 6970 in the future.

Also what resolution / monitors are you using / playing at ? that can impact things ... as 2GB would be better for EyeFinity and/or Larger Resolutions.

Lastly, that HIS isn't that bad, and I guess it's on sale, so it's a GOOD DEAL ... but personally IF I was getting an HD-6970 I'd get one of these three cards ;
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581 - MSI 6970 Lightning
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102957 - SAPPhIRE 6970 Dual Fan/Dual Bios
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102956 - SAPPhIRE 6970 FleX BattleField3 Game Edition

sorry forgot to mention this is for a new build monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080p heres the build im looking at .
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...

Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active ...
Model #:W0319RU

( windows 7 and games installed here ) SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

(Data) Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST1000DM003

Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System
Model #:KUHLER H2O 920

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Guys, I have a question,

Can i fit 2 EVGA GTX 580's and a X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro into those 3 PCIe slots if i watercool my GPUs?
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Guys, I have a question,
Can i fit 2 EVGA GTX 580's and a X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro into those 3 PCIe slots if i watercool my GPUs?

yes of course it will just use this extension

http://www.microsatacables.com/all-products/pci-e-express-4x-riser-card-with-flexible-cable/
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No, i meant without using an extension cable.

Has anyone done it?

2x GPUs with waterblocks (which effectively makes them one slot) and a sound card plugged into the motherboard itself?
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No, i meant without using an extension cable.
Has anyone done it?
2x GPUs with waterblocks (which effectively makes them one slot) and a sound card plugged into the motherboard itself?


There's no problem with spacing. You don't want to do that because when you plug in the sound card it will take the PCIe lanes away from the second 580 in SLI. So, not recommended.

 

The cards will run @x8/x4. The second 580 will like turtle on Xanax.  
 

 

 

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Thanks for the response. What a bummer.
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Just got all my parts yesterday and I am in a situation I'm unsure about. Using the Silver Arrow cooler, I have to run it sideways meaning air is either pulled from the bottom to top or pushed from the top to bottom. I am sli'ing 2 cards so I have to run it like that. My question is, is it better to push the air onto the back of the pcb on the top card or pull the air. I have bought 4 fans for this as well. 2 Ultra Kaze which do fit in between the cooler and 2 Slip Streams. Whatever 2 I don't use on the cooler will be jerry rigged to blow directly on the video cards to help cool them.
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Just got all my parts yesterday and I am in a situation I'm unsure about. Using the Silver Arrow cooler, I have to run it sideways meaning air is either pulled from the bottom to top or pushed from the top to bottom. I am sli'ing 2 cards so I have to run it like that. My question is, is it better to push the air onto the back of the pcb on the top card or pull the air. I have bought 4 fans for this as well. 2 Ultra Kaze which do fit in between the cooler and 2 Slip Streams. Whatever 2 I don't use on the cooler will be jerry rigged to blow directly on the video cards to help cool them.
Thanks
Terry

I suppose that another way to ask this question is, "Is it better to have warm air from my GPU going into my CPU cooler or to push warm air from the CPU cooler on to my GPUs"...and when asked that way, neither seems like a good option. I would switch coolers. The SA may be awesome when vented out the back, but I'd rather have something a tad less awesome vented out the back than an SA oriented vertically.

Of course, that's just one noob's opinion. wink.gif

cheers,
Scuba
Edited by Scuba Steve in VA - 2/1/12 at 12:39pm
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If the budget allowed it then I would have went with something else. For now until I can get about 100$ for a Corsair H80/100, I have to use what I have. I just put the cards in and after looking at it some more I would think the best soulution would be pulling the hot air through the cpu cooler because the top card will already be hot. Maybe using the bigger fans may help move the air faster.

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My M4GZ is having issues with waking from sleep.
It won't send print jobs to the wireless printer and my Canon CanoScan LiDE 700F needs it's software to be started manually. Any ideas? confused.gif

Thanks in advance.
It has been a while since I visited, but I see that LA_Kings_Fan is still doing a great job of keeping up with the club - thanks! thumb.gifwave2.gif
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