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So I just ordered a second 560 Ti so that I can run SLI. It should be here this week sometime. I have some questions though;

The only bridge I have is the one that came with the Galaxy card, and it is solid and short. Should I be running these cards right next to eachother in the case? Or should I/can I space them to allow for more air flow? If so, which bridge do I need?

Also, as far as airflow goes, what's the ideal set up? I assume that these cards (Galaxy and MSI TFII) dump the hot air into the case? I'll attach a pic of my current setup and let me know if you'd recommend something different. Thank you!
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So I just ordered a second 560 Ti so that I can run SLI. It should be here this week sometime. I have some questions though;

The only bridge I have is the one that came with the Galaxy card, and it is solid and short. Should I be running these cards right next to eachother in the case? Or should I/can I space them to allow for more air flow? If so, which bridge do I need?

Also, as far as airflow goes, what's the ideal set up? I assume that these cards (Galaxy and MSI TFII) dump the hot air into the case? I'll attach a pic of my current setup and let me know if you'd recommend something different. Thank you!
I believe both dump air into the case(unless external exhaust, IDK if they got 560s like that yet), but I'd put the TFII on top as it cools better.
    
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I believe both dump air into the case(unless external exhaust, IDK if they got 560s like that yet), but I'd put the TFII on top as it cools better.
Ok makes sense. I was thinking I would put it on top since it should cool better than the Galaxy card.

I found a bunch of the flexible SLI bridges on ebay. I guess that I'll try running the cards next to eachother for now and see what kind of temps I get?
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Ok makes sense. I was thinking I would put it on top since it should cool better than the Galaxy card.

I found a bunch of the flexible SLI bridges on ebay. I guess that I'll try running the cards next to eachother for now and see what kind of temps I get?
The card should come with one.
    
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My MSI 560 ti's did not come with a bridge.
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Just to let you know :



PCIe 1 and 2 operate at x16 in single mode or x8/x8 in dual
PCIe 3 operates in x4 mode

Using your SLI with slot 1 and 3 gives x4 on the second GPU.

But anyway, you already have 3 slot in between slot 1 and 2. Using 2slot cards leave 1slot between the cards. Thats fine !


Edit : Ur supposed to have a 2slot SLI bridge with your motherboard.
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Guess I should have looked inside my case at the MB again.

Thank you boulard! Repped.

Yeah, I have a bridge from my Galaxy 560 Ti, but it's not flexible. I'm not sure it'll reach now... I'll have to take a look at the set up more closely.

Edit: Just saw your edit Boulard. Let me take a look.
Edited by Reloaded83 - 8/14/11 at 5:21pm
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Ok, just found the bridge, and you're right, it did come with the mobo, not the video card.

And I test fitted it, and it will reach exactly where it needs to with that one slot gap in the middle. Thank you VERY much!

So my last question then is, should I leave the side panel 140mm fan as an intake, or change it to an exhaust?
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NP milord !

Leave it as an intake. It will bring fresh air to the GPU.
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