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So if i get 2 Kfa2 Anarchy with the 3 fans, how much hotter will the top card run?

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It should actually be a considerable amount. I would expect 10-15 degrees. Now the AXP cooler is an excellent cooler so the temperatures should still be pretty good, but you'll just have to limit your OC and overvolting based on the temperature on the top hotter card. Now if you went with two dual slot coolers the temperature difference between top and bottom would be smaller because of the slot of space for the top card to breathe, but the max temps would be higher or the noise would be much worse than your cooler. So the temperatures will be decent but not quite ideal, but the noise will still be very good.
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@ Juano,

I noticed that you have a MSI Lightning as well as a 90° rotated motherboard case. I recently changed from HD6970 CF to a MSI GTX580 Lightning XE.

This card idles around 35°C and under load when driving my 2560x1440 U2711 monitor I've yet to see it go above 69°C when playing games (even last weekends virtual non-stop BF3 beta marathon session)

Now I'm thinking of adding another card (MSI GTX580 Lightning XE) for SLI, and the PCI-E layout of my MIVE-Z has a one slot gap between the cards. My FT02 case has the AP181's blowing cool air up through the rear of the cards.

Do you think I would be OK temp wise? I've seen some posts where non-reference cards are placed next to each other and the temps rocket. However, I'm hoping that a one slot gap, plus the great cooling of my case should prevent this.
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post #4 of 19
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What about the PNY GefORCE REFERENCE COOLER?
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post #5 of 19
For multi-gpu setups, it is always recommended to use the stock cooler (Which exhausts the hot air out of the case) over any non-reference cooler (Which exhausts the hot air inside the case).

I'd go for those PNY GTX580 instead.
    
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
For multi-gpu setups, it is always recommended to use the stock cooler (Which exhausts the hot air out of the case) over any non-reference cooler (Which exhausts the hot air inside the case).

I'd go for those PNY GTX580 instead.
Well speaking of exhausting hot air out of the case, what about the Gainward GOOD edition with dual fan? Will be louder than reference?
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I have AXP in my HD 6970s. 65C Top card, 55C bottom card. Silent, Old stock cooler, 75C Top, 80C bottom.
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The KFA2 is now out of stock so it's either the PNY cards for the Ganward Good. Thoughs?
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Have you sold the 6970s yet
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I sure have mate. But the kfa2's are out of stock. What should i go for?
Gainward GOOD dual fan or PNY?
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