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HI!

Since the 3 slots form factor of this card is somewhat exotic, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I'm trying to find out if a Matrix GTX 580's SLI would fit on a Gigabyte G1.Sniper.2. I've seen it done on some ASUS motherboards, but I was looking for some proofs it would also work on a Sniper 2. From the look of my system, it would seem the second card would be *extremely* close to the backplate of the first one. If anyone has done it, please feel free to submit what are your temps, pics etc. with your Matrix's SLI setup. Thanks!
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I'm trying to do the same thing but with the GTX 580 DC II, also a triple slot beast with a Sabertooth P67 board.

According to my measurement, it should fit. Might be a snug / tight fit at an extreme (only if the top card sags) but it should just fit like any other card. Just compare the Sabertooth P67 to the Sniper.
Edited by mikeseth - 10/4/11 at 8:13pm
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It should fit assuming your occupying pcie slots 1+3
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Your mobo can accommodate two triple slot GPUs, as long as you have an extra slot of room below the end of your motherboard which your case does allow for. Still I would go for two dual slot GPUs to allow a slot of space for airflow between them. The triple slot cards do have an effective cooler but it would be starved sandwiched together like that. I'd recommend the Lightning X, it's more expensive than the Matrix but if you are going SLI then the extra VRAM would be a worthwhile investment.

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Originally Posted by pchow05 View Post
It should fit assuming your occupying pcie slots 1+3
2+5 on that board. 1+3 is a dual slot spacing but those aren't even PCIex16 lanes on his board.
Edited by juano - 10/4/11 at 8:14pm
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Thank you guys for the answers, from what I've read, good cooling can't be achieved with such a limited spacing between these two behemoths. I'll just hold the one and tune my OC up a little more. I still prefer 2560x1440 even if that mean losing some image quality. BF3 beta is still very playable at Ultra everything with blurr off.
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