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will two of these fit next to each other or will the fans rub on the 2nd card below it?

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I want to sli these for my 5760x1080 3d surround setup and my current case works with my gtx 295's but im not sure if these will fit in the slots adjacent to each other.
    
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It will fit fine however the top card is going to run fairly hot. Next time buy a motherboard that has spacing between your two x16 PCI-E slots. To be honest though I would probably run it in the first and third slots, it's going to run x16/x8 instead of x16/x16, but that's really no big deal and the cards will run considerably cooler.
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i cant fit the card in the 3rd pcie slot is all, or i would. thanks for the info.
    
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It will be very close but it should be able to work without destroying the fans. The blades do protrude from the shroud so you will have to watch out for that, I would install both cards then before screwing them in gently lift the top one away from the bottom before screwing it in, and do the same to gently push down on the bottom card while screwing it in. Make sure that you have more than a few mm between them in case the top on sags or they move just a bit. You don't want them to have any chance of touching, the top one's fan will break and it could damage the bottom one in the process, and from what I've heard MSI and etailers like newegg call that installer's error and don't cover it.
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