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Hi, I just got a MSI Lightning XTREME into my Asus Sabertooth x58. I plan to run SLI in the future, but due to the pci-e slot layout on my board, the card will lie directly below my current 1. Yes, I know the card exhausts heat into the case and I am not sure whether my airflow layout is good enough.

Temps in idle are 35degrees on 1 1080p screen, 38 degrees on 2 1080p screens.

Furmark is ran on 1 1080p display and peaked at 70 degrees for a second before averaging at 62 degrees. Test ran for 5 minutes.



This is how my case is laid out, YES I know the CPU 8 pin cable is dangling infront. I need to get an extension for that as the HAF X is ridiculously high. The 200mm side fan is an intake. You will see that there is a 120mm Turbine Master attached right to the HDD bays blowing directly at the cards.

Do you think with this airflow layout there will be any problems with the MSI Lightning temps at 5670x1080 res?
    
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post #2 of 17
No you should be fine. If you are stressing it 100% regardless of resolution you are within 1-2c of the hottest temp you will ever see.
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post #3 of 17
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Thanks, but when I put in the 2nd card right next to the 1st card, the hot air in the case will rise. should I leave the airflow layout like it is, intake below and exhaust at the top? or should I change the side 200mm to exhaust (If it makes any difference).

PS adding another 200mm fan at the top and possibly changing the 120mm exhaust at the side to a Turbine Master Mach 1.8 ( AWESOME FAN - High airflow + extremely quiet)
    
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post #4 of 17
Here's a picture I posted in another thread.



I'm running a 580 Lighting and a 580 Twin Frozr II in SLI. I have no exhaust fans, the rear and top fans are removed. I have 1 NZXT 166cfm 200mm fan in the side, 1 NZXT 166cfm 200mm and 2 Scythe 88cfm 120mm fans in the front, all as intake. I'll soon be replacing those 88cfm fans for a couple 100cfm Scythes.
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Hmm, so I guess I am fine even with the Sli cards right next to each other layout? and is your top card really cooler than the bottom card from what I am seeing?
    
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post #6 of 17
Top card will always be hotter due to it drawing in heat from the lower card. The way you have fans is fine.
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Hmm, so I guess I am fine even with the Sli cards right next to each other layout? and is your top card really cooler than the bottom card from what I am seeing?
Yes, I know it seems odd at first, but the reason it's like that is because my sound card essentially blocks the rear fan on my bottom card.


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Top card will always be hotter due to it drawing in heat from the lower card. The way you have fans is fine.
Not always. Check out my screen shot.
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post #8 of 17
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Aite then, this makes me more confident about Sli Will probably switch out the rear exhaust fan and the side 200mm for a higher cfm fan soon. It's hard to find a good 200mm fan though, I can only find the 200mm CoolerMaster fans everywhere which is pretty much the same as the stock 1s. :/
    
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Doesn't the HAF X come with an 8pin extension? It came with mine.
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Yes, I know it seems odd at first, but the reason it's like that is because my sound card essentially blocks the rear fan on my bottom card.



Not always. Check out my screen shot.
Just because MSI is showing that card on the top doesn't mean its the physical card on the top.
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