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I love seeing these kind of threads. My primary 5770 always runs about 10-15 degrees Celsius hotter than secondary. Hmmmmm
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I think on my board there is like a 2 slot gap between the cards. not sure though. Its my sig rig... will i be able to set 1 and 2?

And do you really have 4 ASUS Ares?!?!?!?!
I have two.. Unfortunately only 3 of the 4 gpus are working
Going to have a talk with Asus tomorrow
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dang son.

Did you acutally buy them or what?
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dang son.

Did you acutally buy them or what?
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so a statement was said that blower type cards were made to go next to eachother...
I have an mATX case, and with my TFIII 6950, if i put another card below it (TFII 6950... or a Sapphire 5850) my TFIII got HOT and LOUD fast...
would this not be quite the same if I went with a blower type card?
ie. a reference 6970 or 6950?

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blower type cards work better than axial (i think that's what they are called) fans when they are right next to eachother.

I have the same issue. My XFX has non-blower cooler, and if i put anything below it it gets really hot fast.
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No, you have not heard loud until you have heard a reference blower at 100%...

I don't think there is any inherent benefit from a blower design over something like a TF for crossfire setups other then expelling the exhaust heat out the back of the case. Specially in cases where there is a large side intake fan.
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Yea reference blowers are loud as hell. I want to actually avoid it as much as possible if i decide to either xfire these or get a new card. Hate refference coolers....

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so a statement was said that blower type cards were made to go next to eachother...
I have an mATX case, and with my TFIII 6950, if i put another card below it (TFII 6950... or a Sapphire 5850) my TFIII got HOT and LOUD fast...
would this not be quite the same if I went with a blower type card?
ie. a reference 6970 or 6950?

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Well if you just reversed it, ie the TFII underneath the 2nd card. You would be fine. But the TFIII should be quieter than the crap refference anyways.
    
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my mATX case doesn't have a side intake fan. Just a front fan. Debating if I want to change my intake and exhaust fan set up...

I have an H60, and the radiator is in my front intake port... so the cards heat up the CPU which in turn heats up the radiator... which in turn brings in warm air to feed the cards.

it feels like I am being super counter productive.
    
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Well if you just reversed it, ie the TFII underneath the 2nd card. You would be fine. But the TFIII should be quieter than the crap refference anyways.
I had a TF II as the bottom card, and the TF III above it.
and it sucked... it hit 90% fan speed pretty damn quickly
    
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