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I am redoing my build soon with Sandy Bridge innards (Maximus IV Extreme + i7 2600k). I was wondering, is it safe to position crossfired cards like this:

NOTE: PICTURE IS NOT MINE. JUST AN EXAMPLE.


Keep in mind, I have this nifty HAF-X, so I do have that duct for the video cards w/ a noctua NF-P12 fan in it (it won't fit over the cards if they are spaced apart).

Basically...is it safe?
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yes why not
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It should be fine, just keep an eye on the temperatures as always.
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
It should be fine, just keep an eye on the temperatures as always.
Yes, of course.

Noise never really bothered me so I usually just have the fans at 35-40% all the time anyway. Plus that duct for the HAF-X should help a lot.

In return for your prompt responses, I leave you this:
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I don't see why it isn't safe. You just have to check temps.

I have my cards in the same position and it hits about 80c each at 100% fan speed on both cards.
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