Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › ASUS DirectCU / DirectCUII Owners Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ASUS DirectCU / DirectCUII Owners Club - Page 49

post #481 of 1059
Hey erik, thanks for the reply. Are you considering going SLI soon in the ft02?

I guess the only alternative is to get two msi 580s or get 1 asus directcu and 1 msi 580. Decisions, decisions... I do like the design of the directcu... and having them both side by side is going to look rad. But yeah, I'm sure cooling is going to take a hit.

Some pics of the dc ii 580 in SLI at guru3d:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-gtx580-directcu-ii-sli-review/6

pr0n....
post #482 of 1059
If you have a 3 way SLI capable board and a case with 8 or more expansion slots, you can SLI DCII's using slot 1 and 3 and have 1 slot spacing between the cards.
Daily
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 3003A969 @ 4GHz 1.27v HT on Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA Geforce GTX Titan Superclocked OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 3x2Gb 9-9-9-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD555 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 3003A969 @ 4GHz 1.27v HT on Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA Geforce GTX Titan Superclocked OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 3x2Gb 9-9-9-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD555 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #483 of 1059
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by roachbro;14625855 
Hey erik, thanks for the reply. Are you considering going SLI soon in the ft02?

I guess the only alternative is to get two msi 580s or get 1 asus directcu and 1 msi 580. Decisions, decisions... I do like the design of the directcu... and having them both side by side is going to look rad. But yeah, I'm sure cooling is going to take a hit.

Some pics of the dc ii 580 in SLI at guru3d:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-gtx580-directcu-ii-sli-review/6

pr0n....

my mobo is capable of housing 2x580 sli with 1 slot spacing, but sound card is too much of an ask in my rig. the temps look pretty good in the link you provided actually, but with a soundcard sandwiched in between the 2 dc2s, i'm sure the top cards temp will shoot to the sky...

i will go for sli for sure, but probably not in the near future, as i think sli won't give me much return as i only have 1 monitor anyway. i will sli when gaming becomes laggy on a single monitor with a single 580, or when i feel the need to jump on the surround bandwagon smile.gif

what mobo do you have or planning on getting?
post #484 of 1059
MMJA, thanks I will take note of that.

erik, I was thinking about getting the Asrock extreme4 gen3 mobo which has 7 so the soundcard would be in slot 1 and the dc2s will be slots 2 and 5, basically not leaving any slots in between . However, in that guru3d review, it seems there is a slot in between them so I'm sure that helps.

I will be running a single display at 2560x1600. I just recently started using a 30inch at work and I can't see myself not using one at home now..
Edited by roachbro - 8/18/11 at 11:06am
post #485 of 1059
How about you guys use a blower fan to blow air inbetween the cards?
Not vouching for this seller but I've got one of these fans, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brushless-DC-Cooling-Blower-Fan-5V-12V-24V-75mm-x25mm-/170506111161?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b2f4c8b9#ht_2213wt_905 Now its for my laptop but the fan works well and you can't hear it at all. Maybe you could have the blower at the back of the card blowing fresh air in all the time? Never heard of anyone doing this but it appears to me to be a good solution. It's only 40cfm but it's better than nothing...
post #486 of 1059
I've got an Asus Rampage III Formula with a slot layout like this:

1 - PCIe x1
2 - PCIe x16
3 - blank
4 - PCIe x16
5 - PCIe x1
6 - PCIe x16
7 - PCI

So if I had a case with more than 8 expansion slots, I can SLI DCIIs in the first and third x16 slot and have a slot free between the cards. I'll still have room for a sound card in the top x1 slot, or even the x1 slot between the two cards. Only issue is the bottom card will cover the bottom edge of the motherboard where the USB headers and front panel connectors are.
Daily
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 3003A969 @ 4GHz 1.27v HT on Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA Geforce GTX Titan Superclocked OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 3x2Gb 9-9-9-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD555 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 3003A969 @ 4GHz 1.27v HT on Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA Geforce GTX Titan Superclocked OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 3x2Gb 9-9-9-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD555 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #487 of 1059
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S;14630298 
How about you guys use a blower fan to blow air inbetween the cards?
Not vouching for this seller but I've got one of these fans, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brushless-DC-Cooling-Blower-Fan-5V-12V-24V-75mm-x25mm-/170506111161?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b2f4c8b9#ht_2213wt_905 Now its for my laptop but the fan works well and you can't hear it at all. Maybe you could have the blower at the back of the card blowing fresh air in all the time? Never heard of anyone doing this but it appears to me to be a good solution. It's only 40cfm but it's better than nothing...

Well I have 2 fans blowing air into the case where the GPU is and adding another one would mean they both get extra cool air. Dont see any need for this.

Oh and I noticed just how damn hot my exhaust air is when playing some demanding games - that DCII cooling really makes miracles tongue.gif
StrykeR
(14 items)
 
  
Reply
StrykeR
(14 items)
 
  
Reply
post #488 of 1059
Quote:
Originally Posted by zpaf;14578521 
Hello there to all DirectCU people.

dscn0817r.jpg

So here's the idea. We all say there's a problem with the top card temp. So basically get probably 2 of these blower fans and put them at the back of the card, blowing air right into the fans...
140.jpg

Not only that, you could measure the mm between the two cards and this would even out the sag coming from the cards, then you would just need to prop up the bottom card closer to the bottom of the case... idea?
post #489 of 1059
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMJA;14625981 
If you have a 3 way SLI capable board and a case with 8 or more expansion slots, you can SLI DCII's using slot 1 and 3 and have 1 slot spacing between the cards.

You dont need 8 or more expansion slots for doing SLI DCII's.
My case is a silverstone tj07 with 7 slots and I can have CF DCII 6970 as you can see.
Has
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K Asus Maximus VI Impact Sapphire 290X Tri-X OC 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2800MHz PC3-22400 TridentX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 256GB Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 x64 Dell 3xU2311H 
PowerCase
SilverStone 750W SilverStone TJ07 
  hide details  
Reply
Has
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770K Asus Maximus VI Impact Sapphire 290X Tri-X OC 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2800MHz PC3-22400 TridentX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 256GB Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 x64 Dell 3xU2311H 
PowerCase
SilverStone 750W SilverStone TJ07 
  hide details  
Reply
post #490 of 1059
Quote:
Originally Posted by zpaf;14645610 
You dont need 8 or more expansion slots for doing SLI DCII's.
My case is a silverstone tj07 with 7 slots and I can have CF DCII 6970 as you can see.

That is assuming:

1. Your first PCIe x16 slot is slot number 1 on your mobo OR
2. There's no space between the two cards.

Since my first PCIe x16 slot is slot number 2 on my mobo, and I have a space between the two cards, I'll need a case with 8 expansion slots in my situation.
Daily
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 3003A969 @ 4GHz 1.27v HT on Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA Geforce GTX Titan Superclocked OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 3x2Gb 9-9-9-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD555 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 3003A969 @ 4GHz 1.27v HT on Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA Geforce GTX Titan Superclocked OCZ OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK 3x2Gb 9-9-9-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro Seagate Barracuda XT Seagate Barracuda Green Samsung 840 pro 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
BenQ DVD writer ThermalRight Venomous X w/ 2x Gelid Wing 12 PL ... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K90 Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W ERV1050EWT-01 NZXT Switch 810 Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD555 Asus Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › ASUS DirectCU / DirectCUII Owners Club