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Ok guys my problem is that my number one gtx 460 gets way too hot for my liking! Not really looking to water cool these bad boys because I want to save my money for future upgrades. I did some research and learned that I can move the second 460 to my third pci slot no problem. I understand there will be negligible performance decrease but I am fine with that since I just game.

Now here is where the problem comes into play. We all know that the GTX 460 can only be used in two way sli. So there is only one bridge connection on each card. The triple sli bridge I have hits my gpu cooler. So my question is would it make the sli bridge connector unusable if I just removed the three connectors on the left side. I understand that this will obviously make it unusable for a future tri sli rig but I plan to give this mobo and cpu to my wife in a year anyways so no big deal. Thank yall ahead for any help!

edit: If there is a cheap option I can buy online that would suffice I would be interested but preferably no more than twenty USD.
Edited by junction34 - 6/17/11 at 4:48pm
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post #2 of 14

Can't you just buy a long ribbon sli connector?

They're ugly, but at least you're not destroying something that is more expensive.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Can't you just buy a long ribbon sli connector?

They're ugly, but at least you're not destroying something that is more expensive.


Like this...

Amazon.com: Nvidia 120mm long SLI flexible bridge cable interconnect connector: Electronics
Best option. Wouldn't want to accidentally short out you computer.
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Sweet thanks guys I figured something out there like this existed but I was unable to find anything online. Thank you for the quick responses!
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Ok all the ones on amazon are either not available or the one that is has horrible reviews. Any other places that have these I can find them on frozen or performance pc.
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I have one you can have .PM me your addy ill send it to you
Edited by mothow - 6/30/11 at 4:36pm
    
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evga store sells them
thats where I got mine before I replaced with it my 3-way bridge
btw the 2-way is longer then 3-way bridge
i dunno if u mind that it says evga on the bridge since your running msi cards
did your mobo not come with a bridge?
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It did come with a bridge but it too wide to use on 460s since they have only one sli bridge connection.
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Mothow thank you so much Ill send you a pm with the details now!!!
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Your Welcome.I should have it mailed out today for you
    
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