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Hello fellows:

I have an Asus p67 deluxe and an Asus Sonar Dx. I want to buy 2 gtx 570 Direct Cu ii and i'd like to know if it all will fit no problem.

Also, is it possible to change which one is the primary pci slot in BIOS?

Thx in advance.
    
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Yes its fine the sli cards will fit, .. you even have a 1 slot gap so the 3slot will fit, but i think a refence card will run cooler as the tops asus cooler will be mms from the 2nd pcb


edit .. didnt read the changing slot.. answer no.. the black one isnt for 2 way sli


And if the sound card is pcie x1 Yes it will go above the GPU. if its only pci.. then no
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nope, the PCI slotes are predetermined, the northmost slot is always primary, but you can decide which card is primary in nvidia.

it doesnt matter with the other types, as i just realised.
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nope, the PCI slotes are predetermined, the northmost slot is always primary, but you can decide which card is primary in nvidia.
I meant 1 pci gap most are

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Why buy a 3-slot cooler 570? Stick with a standard 2-slot and you're guaranteed to fit both w/ other mobo and setups if you ever decide to change.
 
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MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr II would be a better card for you

http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N570G...ozr-II-OC.html
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Originally Posted by Esmil View Post
Hello fellows:

I have an Asus p67 deluxe and an Asus Sonar Dx. I want to buy 2 gtx 570 Direct Cu ii and i'd like to know if it all will fit no problem.

Also, is it possible to change which one is the primary pci slot in BIOS?

Thx in advance.
All three cards can be fitted into your motherboard. See pic below. The Xonar card goes to 1st slot (PCIe x1) while the 2 graphics cards go to the navy blue and white PCIe x16 slots.

And it is not possible to reassign the slot order.
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Hmm... What i'm afraid of is that the DC ii takes three slots so I only have the up most pci x1 slot that is next to the northbridge heatsink and I don't know if it will interfere with the sound card. What you guys think?
    
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It's really hard to get an answer on this.

There won't be much room left between the cards if you use those....
Asus states that the DirectCUII cards use 2.5 slots...not much room for air between the two cards....

I'd recommend MSI GTX570 power edition cards instead. They have the upgraded beefed up VRMs, AND are using two slots..

http://www.guru3d.com/news/msi-gefor...power-edition/

For the sound card, I don't think it would fit....but the sound chip on the p8p67 deluxe is already decent..

Another option...single card....GTX 580 3GB, GTX590 or Radeon HD6990...if you really need a better sound card....and need the usage of more PCI and PCI-E slots....
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Hmm... What i'm afraid of is that the DC ii takes three slots so I only have the up most pci x1 slot that is next to the northbridge heatsink and I don't know if it will interfere with the sound card. What you guys think?
There should not be any physical conflict when you use an Xonar sound card on the 1st PCIe x1 slot.

With his reporting a sound issue of an Xonar D2X, a user of that motherboard has implied that there is not conflict at all.
Link: http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f77/he...i-e-1x-246000/)
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