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post #1 of 18
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I'm working on parts for a hackintosh rig, so I'm somewhat limited in my parts usage. I'm using an ASUS X58 Sabertooth, and I want a 3way SLi system using either EVGA's GTX580 (3GB), or the new ZOTAC AMP2.

My questions are these:
-ZOTAC's GTX580 is still a GTX580. Why is a ZOTAC card different from an EVGA card?

-Will the Sabertooth fit all three ZOTAC cards?

-Does lack of ZOTAC software on the computer (Hackintosh=OS X, the software is for Winblows) affect the way the card will run?

-If an EVGA GTX580 is compatible with OS X, is there any reason why a ZOTAC GTX580 will not be?

-How cool to the ZOTAC's stay? Would three of them (preoverclocked to 815mhz) be too hot?

Many thankings for whatever helpings.

Right, since Hackintosh is against the ToS here (why is that?), only answer the questions that don't pertain to OS X or Hackintosh.
 
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post #2 of 18
ehhh no speaking of hackintosh on the forums... its against the rules.
post #3 of 18
Just install windows, no need to limit yourself by installing OSX.
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post #4 of 18
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That doesn't count as helpings, so no thankings for you sir.
 
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post #5 of 18
You are better off going to their official forums as they'd be the best at helping with part configurations. Unfortunately, it is against TOS to talk about hackintosh here. Sorry...
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post #6 of 18
Not touching on the Hackintosh specifics here but SLI is not supported under OS X. Multi GPU setups work just fine but both Crossfire and SLI are Windows only.
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post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
See edit.

Also, I was planning on using both OS's on this rig, both Winblows and OS X. But if hackintosh is against the ToS...

I now just need the other questions answered.
 
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post #8 of 18
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I'm sitting by the refresh button hoping that someone will reply.
 
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post #9 of 18
Go with AMP2 the cooler though is VERY Tall..

BUT if your going 3way sli then you can go with these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500186

The Sabertooth should be able to fit all the cards on there...but will be filling up the board completely ...
WHICH SABERTOOTH DO YOU HAVE?

So staying cool these cards do as long as you are pulling the air out of the case..
(duh)
\\

i believe all gtx580s are very similar the main being different cooling methods on the cards...i do not see why it would not work out...

If your worried about cooling down the cards Get a big fan and put it right next to it...ive got honeywell fan (those small ones from target) blowing air right into the case and keeps everything super cool...
(not being a douche just saying )

Hope this is basic quick to point
yes this set up will work perfectly
Edited by odin2free - 8/13/11 at 9:42am
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post #10 of 18
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131665
This sabertooth.

So you're saying three AMP2 cards won't fit?
 
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