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They will get pretty hot. Especially with a twin frozr style cooler that does not exhaust out the rear of the case. If you have good air flow in the case it can work. The top card will probably be about 10-15c hotter. Depending on air flow.
You may be better off selling that card and getting a good single card solution. I personally don't recommend a dual gpu card but thats just me. 580 or 680 are both great choices. But its your dough. If you have the room is always better to get a full size mobo.
But this little thing is awesome so its hard to give up for the price.

Coild


I know that is better a full size mobo but we can say i wrong bought this one you think that maybe its better to sell the card get a 680 and consider in future to get a second 680 changing the mobo?


Also are There maybe another gtx 570 from another Brand who Fit better in my solution with cooling system of the gpu?
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Don't buy another GTX 570. You're going to hit problems with VRAM hungry games. It's best to look to the 3GB ATI cards or the GTX 680

I personally haven't seen a reason to want to upgrade to Ivy Bridge. Might as well get a 680 or 7970 and stick with your current motherboard. Just my opinion and all that
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The mobo change would be to let in a future be possibile a sli system
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The mobo change would be to let in a future be possibile a sli system

Right now I would get a good single card. Whatever you can afford. Then down the road worry about the mobo change. Its better to put all your money into a new gpu. Then part into a weaker gpu that you plan to sli and part to the mobo. At least thats my .02. Not a good idea to get a card where you feel the need for sli right away. 680 should play any game out there at 1080p. Not sure what monitor you are using.
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Hey gene-z peeps, long time no see. Any world on how stable the newest 3203 BIOS is on Asus website? EDIT: *nvm* Looks its been a helluva nightmare with recent BIOS's, i'll stick with my stable 0902 BIOS.

 

Yesterday I  attached a speed new toy to "NightFire" thanks to OCN. Man, its nice, my first SSD and for free!  Hurray for sexy red 6Gb ports! Now I just need a GTX 680 and then im really cooking mATX style!

 

 

 

 

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Did you verify that C1E is set to "Enabled" and not the default "Auto"? Also, make sure Win7 power profile is set to balanced.
Advanced->CPU Configuration->CPU C1E->"Enabled"



OMG!!! Just changing this settingand now after 7 months since building the damn system, I FINALLY have my CPU Clock to drop down to idle speed! Now if I could just figure out how to get the damn voltage to change also with it. Repped for sure!

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Now if I could just figure out how to get the damn voltage to change also with it. Repped for sure!

Use offset voltage. Mine is about 0.94 at 1600.

Here is a guide:

http://rog.asus.com/51092012/overclocking/overclocking-using-offset-mode-for-cpu-core-voltage/
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Did you verify that C1E is set to "Enabled" and not the default "Auto"? Also, make sure Win7 power profile is set to balanced.

Advanced->CPU Configuration->CPU C1E->"Enabled"




OMG!!! Just changing this settingand now after 7 months since building the damn system, I FINALLY have my CPU Clock to drop down to idle speed! Now if I could just figure out how to get the damn voltage to change also with it. Repped for sure!

lol congrats.
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Use offset voltage. Mine is about 0.94 at 1600.
Here is a guide:
http://rog.asus.com/51092012/overclocking/overclocking-using-offset-mode-for-cpu-core-voltage/


Whats your offset amount?

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Whats your offset amount?

I use the offset method as well, and it's going to depend on how much you overclock, what you use for LLC, and the peculiarities of you CPU. If you follow that guide, you should get to 4.5 with ease, assuming good air cooling. Then you can start fidgeting and dial in a really efficient overclock
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