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3 slot cards will be smack right on top of each other, so you'd best have ample cooling in your case. If you use 3 slot cards, the extra slots will be covered up so there's no dilemma since you won't have physical access. Go to a 2 slot cooler like the TF2/3 and that's a non-issue.
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cheers hirolla, cleared up alot there,
so 2gb will work in xfire on that mobo... and you dont know of any issues with blocking the fans of a the 2nd card??

just worried about this cause i want this system to last and be well future proof. Ive read the xfire 6950's are pretty kick-ass so will be lookin to that sometime next year... as far as the 2gb 1gb decision,, again, im thinkin of the next few years and want this sys to cope with whats thrown at it, be that new games or another monitor etc,,, so i guess 2gb may be the way to go, esp as its only 30usd more...... just aas long as i wont run into issues with the fans in xfire... what you think??

Also, as regards not runnin a sound card with the 2gb,, is there a work around for this? I mean will it be possible to use a diff slot, not PCI if i want/need a sound card in future?? IDE?? i will always be able to use standalone speakers if needed so this is not a major concern,, just curious.. the cards are the major issue!!

Thanks again
With xfire Asus 2GB versions the cards will be right on top of one another, you'll probably have a few mils of space between them. This isn't really a major issue since those coolers keep the cards relatively cool but you should still make sure you have good airflow in the case; if your case supports side panel fans, that would be really good.

As for not being able to run a sound card, you have a few options such as USB DACs or receivers. DACs are relatively cheap, you can get a good quality one for around $150, which usually have headphone amps incorporated in them too. There's a couple of threads about different audio setups/recommendations that you might want to look in to in the Audio section of the forum.
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sorry tsm106, pretty new to this an learnin fast but not sure what u mean by 2 slot cooler,, TF 2/3?? is this a reference to a diff brand 6950?? or an aftermarket cooler??
As i said earlier, bein in vietnam my options for diff named cards is limited, severely, so only got Asus or Gigabyte.. and pretty set on that 2gb Asus,, provided it will not be an issue with a later xfire configuration on this mobo

what u think?
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TF 2/3 is the Twin Frozr II and III by MSI.
    
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excellent,, thanks again hirollo,, lookin at a cooler master HAF 922.. the reviews ive read have been good and there seems to be plenty of space for extra fans,, u reckon this will work fine if i sort out fans before xfiring??
have a few other cooler master choces at roughly same prices, off the top of my head (at work with no catalogues!) was the 690 II advance (I think)

any thoughts??

guess im goin with the 2gb Asus then,, finally a resolution on that, bloody r=wreckin my head for a few days an holdin up my plans)) cheers all!!
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aghh,, got it, MSI, but actually don got it,, not stocked here, at least not the 6950's. think some places got lower end MSI's..
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excellent,, thanks again hirollo,, lookin at a cooler master HAF 922.. the reviews ive read have been good and there seems to be plenty of space for extra fans,, u reckon this will work fine if i sort out fans before xfiring??
have a few other cooler master choces at roughly same prices, off the top of my head (at work with no catalogues!) was the 690 II advance (I think)

any thoughts??

guess im goin with the 2gb Asus then,, finally a resolution on that, bloody r=wreckin my head for a few days an holdin up my plans)) cheers all!!
Yeah the 2GB is a good choice. Direct CU coolers are really great. My HD6870 is running at 970/1200, 21 degrees idle and never goes above 55 on full load really.

Don't worry about the cards that are stacked up against each other. Either the HAF-922 or CM690 Advanced, they both have really great cooling capabilities. I would go with the CM690 Advanced or get something bigger like the HAF-X. You have the option of up to ten fans in the CM690, and if positioned right, you could have GREAT airflow in that case. Otherwise, the HAF-X will give you the best air cooling for the price range, and it comes with enough fans, which are quite huge so they push and pull a lot of air, and you have A LOT of space to work with considering you are getting relatively large graphics cards.

But, that's just my opinion. Good luck man. =)
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cheers all, gonna go have a look at them 2 cases an decide between them,, 10 fans on the advanced eh,, sounds good, guess i will need an 850w power supply then,, was thinkiin ot might be overkill, at least until i get the 2nd 6950,, but i guess now it will def be necessary then

thanks again guys, mind made up on most parts but i;m sure ill be back with some more questions in the very near future!! gonna be buyin in the next week or 2!!
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well, im back sooner than i thought.. jsut thought of somethin an could do with some input
think i rem hearing the Asus P8p67 had no inbuilt NIC, so from my understanding I would need a network card to access the internet, which would need a PCI slot,,,, meaning my xfire 6950's would mean a sacrifice of internet connectivity!!
Am i right on this or is there another way?? or am i completly wrong??
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All motherboard that are being sold today have built-in NIC.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...specifications
    
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