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I will be helping a buddy of mine build a beast of a rig. He has the EVGA X58 Classified 3 motherboard.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55797&vpn=141-GT-E770-A1&manufacture=eVGA

He will be getting 3 hydro copper 2 580's. He has an ASUS Xonar Essence ST sound card that needs to be put into the PCI slot between PCIE slots.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=46390&vpn=Xonar%20Essence%20ST&manufacture=ASUS

With the hydro copper connections raised a bit will the sound card fit in between with the connections going above it?

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by AMC;15226327 

With the hydro copper connections raised a bit will the sound card fit in between with the connections going above it?

Thanks in advance.

the fittings are miles a way from the pcb so the sound card wont even come in to play, Is that what you are asking?

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Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/8/11 at 1:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15226397 
the fittings are miles a way from the pcb so the sound card wont even come in to play, Is that what you are asking?

4wsqH.jpg

Yes I am. Thanks for the pic. But the Asus sound card has a heatsink that is raised a bit over the bracket so I don't know if that will be a problem.
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I have a Thunderbolt card (included with Rampage Black Edition) that sits fine between two 590 Hydro Copper cards.

This card's pcb extends about 1/4 inch beyond the top of the bracket and the cover sits flush with the pcb. I just measured and there is about 1/4 inch between the top of the card (cover) and the perpendicular line to where the threads on the vid card's water block are. (did that all make sense?).

Assuming the threaded holes on the 580 cards are spaced away from the card similar to the 590 things should work for you. It may be tight if you are using 5/8 OD compression fittings and may not work if you are using 3/4 OD compression fittings on the vid cards. I suspect you would be fine if you use vid card specific connectors.

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Originally Posted by Tuthsok;15226779 
I have a Thunderbolt card (included with Rampage Black Edition) that sits fine between two 590 Hydro Copper cards.

This card's pcb extends about 1/4 inch beyond the top of the bracket and the cover sits flush with the pcb. I just measured and there is about 1/4 inch between the top of the card (cover) and the perpendicular line to where the threads on the vid card's water block are. (did that all make sense?).

Assuming the threaded holes on the 580 cards are spaced away from the card similar to the 590 things should work for you. It may be tight if you are using 5/8 OD compression fittings and may not work if you are using 3/4 OD compression fittings on the vid cards. I suspect you would be fine if you use vid card specific connectors.

Cheers,

That made perfect sense. Thank you. +rep thumb.gif He will be using 1/2"ID and 3/4"OD compression. Unless there are better connectors for connecting the 580's together?
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Quote:
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That made perfect sense. Thank you. +rep thumb.gif He will be using 1/2"ID and 3/4"OD compression. Unless there are better connectors for connecting the 580's together?

I would go with these:

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=873

and/or these:

http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=872

Which ever is appropriate for where the cards end up sitting. Koolance models come in both silver and black. Other companies make these as well.
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Spacing of the actual cards isn't a big deal with water-cooled GPU's, its the hoses/cabling/connecters arrangement that needs to be thought out.
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Thanks for those links. I just want to make sure that the connectors connecting the cards will indeed go over the Asus card.
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