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Oh well sorry I was just trying to help.
I understand. I was just clarifying that it wouldn't work. Otherwise it would definitely help.
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I understand. I was just clarifying that it wouldn't work. Otherwise it would definitely help.
You have nearly the same rig as I do lol.

Not many problems with the SLI temps as I have 2 Twin FRozr III cooler cards and have like a 200mm side intake another 120mm high CFM fan blowing from the side. fYI, this is with sandwich spacing.
    
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assuming your evga 580's are newer stock u should have the high flow brackets already on there
the backplates however u have to order yourself
I have both on mine
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92mm fan with a shroud on the end of it like in the pic.
 
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I used to run an x58 system with two gtx280's in a similar fashion, and later on 2x460s in their place. I had a Rampage 2 Gene, with identical spacing. I am under the impression that the 280s and 580 are about equal thermally (please correct me if I am wrong). The gtx280's however were reference, so it has a similar airflow setup. The 2x460s were msi cyclone editions, so once i switched to a card that had a bit of space between them, things improved.

Either way the setup is far from ideal in regards to gpu cooling. I ended up using 3x120 fans with a custom made L bracket to mount them around the gpus (2x120 beside them and 1x120 fan on the back), while it helped a ton, it did little to get the temps respectable.

I ended up going to a single GPU solution ultimately. That is until i switched platforms all together. I'd look to sell the 580s and get a triple slot 590 instead.

Take it for what it's worth, my
Edited by ErBall - 8/14/11 at 7:07pm
    
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post #16 of 17
Well you can check my thread for the spitfire/apx cooler. It's the only way I can think of of having non real sli spacing and decent temps.
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I have 2 580s in SLI, I have a 166cfm 200mm side fan and a 100cfm 120mm fan zip tied to the hdd cage directly in front of the video cards, both fans blow air onto the video cards. It keeps my temps low and is an easy set up.
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