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Hi Guys,
first time poster here (apologies if this is posted in the wrong section) who's been having a lot of difficulty over the last couple days finding an appropriate 6950 for my first build, either because of pricing in canada or availability.

I've found a decent deal on the EAH6950s, and I'm hoping to run TWO of them for an eyefinity (3 monitor) setup on an MSI P67a-gd53.

Based on all the research I've done, the only thing I need to worry about is if there will be enough space between the cards for adequate cooling due to their large size. Can anyone please shed some light on this for me?

Here's my build (only difference is I'm going for 1600 ram instead) I plan on overclocking a little bit so I can get the best gaming performance possible for the money
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.25 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($125.80 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.97 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1420.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-10-04 17:25 EDT-0400)
Edited by dibadiba - 10/4/11 at 2:27pm

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Yes they would fit but that would be the all you can fit on that bored unless you get a single slot pci x1 or x4 card to put behind the first PCI E slot
 
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Hi Guys,
first time poster here (apologies if this is posted in the wrong section) who's been having a lot of difficulty over the last couple days finding an appropriate 6950 for my first build, either because of pricing in canada or availability.

I've found a decent deal on the EAH6950s, and I'm hoping to run TWO of them for an eyefinity (3 monitor) setup on an MSI P67a-gd53.

Based on all the research I've done, the only thing I need to worry about is if there will be enough space between the cards for adequate cooling due to their large size. Can anyone please shed some light on this for me?

Here's my build (only difference is I'm going for 1600 ram instead) I plan on overclocking a little bit so I can get the best gaming performance possible for the money
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.25 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($125.80 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.97 @ DirectCanada)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($289.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1420.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-10-04 17:25 EDT-0400)
Nice build!

You could save money on your hdd and actually gain better performance with the samsung spinpoint f3 drive.

Yes two 6950's would fit but the bigger case you can afford the better with plenty of airflow
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Nice build!

You could save money on your hdd and actually gain better performance with the samsung spinpoint f3 drive.

Yes two 6950's would fit but the bigger case you can afford the better with plenty of airflow
thanks for the reply. I got similar advice on the samsung but the price up here in canada is actually a bit more (unless I'm looking in the wrong place).

Is there a different case you would recommend? I've heard a lot of good things about the size and airflow of the HAF-X (and it seems to beat anything at a comparable price)
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thanks for the reply. I got similar advice on the samsung but the price up here in canada is actually a bit more (unless I'm looking in the wrong place).

Is there a different case you would recommend? I've heard a lot of good things about the size and airflow of the HAF-X (and it seems to beat anything at a comparable price)


Haf X is great case, not one i would go for personally. nzxt phantom caught my eye ,
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