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How many lawsuits occur, how many people cut me off in traffic, and how many American's butcher the English language in public conversations. It's a very complex system I'm considering taking it down, it serves no real purpose. Might add a "New Build" fund.

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I think single slot cards are usually louder. Since they have less heatsink surface area they have to run the fans at higher speeds to get the same cooling effect.

I see absolutely no reason to use a single slot card if you don't need to. There are only 2 uses that I can see for this card.

1. People who don't have room for a dual slot card.
2. Folders who want to cram as many cards as possible into a computer in a non SLI/Crossfire setup.

You can get a 6870 or possibly a 6950 for the price of that single slot card...
    
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To be entirely honest, nothing substantial - I just thought it would be neat to have something a little bit unique or unusual. Or, maybe, the promise of being able to put two or three of them together in a smaller space, but then I suppose I'd really have a heat crisis on my hands.
The thing is pretty much all motherboards now space the PCI-e slots out with dual slot cards in mind. Unless you get a board like the Gigabyte X58A-UD9 and cram 7 on it.
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