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cool thanks for fast replies. so with this setup i would be 100% safe with no extra cooling and shud be completely fine right?
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is the x8 slot going to hinder performance at all though?
not really.. i remeber reading something about this it was like 100% performance on 16x slot, 95% in 8x slot, 85%-90% on 4x slot. But performance in real gaming is 1-3 fps so not a real big difference

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cool thanks for fast replies. so with this setup i would be 100% safe with no extra cooling and shud be completely fine right?
I got three gtx 470's smashed together and got no issues, as long as you give any card enough air you should be fine at stock
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great! thanks for the quick replies everyone. i think ill go through with it
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now comes the question of which card i should take for my second card. i am currently using this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130568

and im think about taking my second one as either of the following 2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127510

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127534

which one? anyone got any better ideas? which will run coolest/quietest? suggestions?
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I think the MSI hawk will perform the best out of those two.
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I think the MSI hawk will perform the best out of those two.
thanks! anyone else got any opinions?
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very cool review! thanks. hawk definitely looks superior.
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Get the Hawk, and put it on the top, w/the exhausting card below it. That way less heat will rise up to the top card, because the top card is the one that always runs warmer due to there being a hot card beneath it.

However, there's a good chance you will not be able to mount any two-slot card in the bottom-most slot on that board with the case you have, because the cooler will likely hit the PSU at the bottom.

Even w/o any gap, though, with the exhausting card below, and awesomely-cooled Hawk on the top, your temps on both cards should totally stay within reason.

And don't listen to the naysayer ... SLI on BFBC2 works fine and dandy. The scaling is great, and I don't notice any microstutter. With my mildly OC'd 470's in SLI, I play it 100% maxed out, including 32xAA, at 1920x1200, and never really drop below 50fps. Of course, that's on single player, I've never tried the multi-player.
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I can also confirm that there is no microstutter on BFBC2 when using SLI 460's. They scale very well and the performance is brilliant.
     
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