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Bit useless for me to take a picture but wondering if anyone has experience with these cards, I had plans to hopefully tri-fire when I pick up Bulldozer soon, 3rd card doesn't need to be PCS+ but would be nice they perform very nicely.

Problem I'm having is clearance issues due to the heatsink and heatsink bracket.

I actually had to remove my PCI card that I had installed between the cards because the fan was butting up and rubbing against it. I couldn't imagine how these cards could crossfire if they were put directly against each other.

So before I jump on any Tri-fire build I want to figure this out.

Also if my 850W would support tri-fire, I read yes but not sure.

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There is no immediate problems but it bothers me that its creeping into the slot in front of it and the slot behind it by a small amount.
Edited by Neokolzia - 7/26/11 at 8:25pm
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Bump, Still honestly not sure about these in tri-fire would love to know more without having to trial and error.
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That 850w would be pushing it.
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Given that I can't unlock or Overclock the cards they'll be at their stock Watt Draw, though planning on using a Bulldozer so. I would imagine it would be pushing it.

I'll likely stick with Normal Crossfire for now, just a bit more worried though moving to a Bulldozer board and clearance issues, unless of course I go to the extent of putting the cards in slot 1 and 3, instead of 1 and 2 =\\...
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probably be fine in 3 way crossfire.

since they have 2 fans, it should be enough to overcome the lack of clearance.

My XFX card only has one fan, and you cannot place a card directly below it.
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mmm now I wasn't talking specifically about airflow issues, though the top card does get uncomfortably hot under max load =\\ 86C at 100% fan.

but rather a Actual Physical dimension problem with the cards, they just don't seem to beable to fit together.

I had a PCI Wireless card that it was rubbing into, so I had to take it out.

But I'd hate to imagine it rubbing against the heatsink screws of the other card.

its weird its like they overhang into the 3rd slot and the slot behind it a touch.

I guess I've been spoiled too much by AMD Reference models... I gotta say I like the backplate feel make the card feel much more solid.
Edited by Neokolzia - 8/12/11 at 2:14am
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