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Building SLI With Non-Reference Cards

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Some of you may have noticed a posting I created yesterday meant to bring attention to overheating SLI cards. From my research over the past few months I have encountered numerous people who have attempted to build a 2 or 3 way SLI system using cards equipped with non-reference coolers occupying adjacent PCI slots like described in their GPU manuals, who then have run into unsolvable thermal issues that result in complete shutdown or at the very least GPU throttle down at over 97C.

With setups like this the coolers use air from the case to cool and also exhaust waste heat inside the case creating a recycling effect. When combined with a like GPU in an adjacent PCI slot the unsolvable thermal issues present themselves.

This seemed to be true with no matter what case was used or how many fans were in use.

That post was meant to be a humorous way of getting the word out to anyone thinking of using these cards in a setup like the one described.

You may also have noticed that post is now gone, and you know what... I can respect that.

This is certainly not a private blog, and in my original post I mentioned specific brands and cards that have this issue.

I could see how a posting like this would put a moderator in a bad position, since I'm sure many of these manufacturers help maintain this site.

The cards mentioned previously are fine pieces of equipment and are among the fastest cards you can purchase when they are a single GPU solution, or in an SLI setup where you can afford to place a gap between the cards.

I would like there to be some type of a post where people can go to learn about designing a proper SLI setup using these cards, and I hope this one will be allowed to stay.

If there is still an issue with this post I would like to invite any moderator to private message me so we can discuss what I would need to edit in this post in order for it to be OK.

I also encourage others who have experienced SLI overheat issues to share their stories and tell others who are considering building a similar system, but you may want to refrain from citing specific manufacturers and cards in order to keep this post open.

Thanks again everyone.
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Intel 520 SSD/510/1.5 TB Caviar B Samsung Blu-Ray Corsair Water Cooler Windows 8.1 64 bit 
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Asus VG278 Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master HAFX 
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Good post. Rep
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