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PNY for sli. exhaust...
    
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@BradleyW: Since you're not looking to watercool, I would avoid the reference/blower-type cards since they are loud and hot. Go for the Gainwards unless you can find some nice deal for another GTX580 with dual or even triple fans.

Another idea is to have one PNY on the bottom and the Gainward on top. This is to avoid having the top Gainward from having about a 10°C difference in temps from the bottom Gainward. Though mismatching gpus don't always look good, nor overclock as well, so it might not be a good idea.

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His case design dictates the heat and airflow rather than the on board fans themselves.
That's true, but the GPUs exhaust heat differently.

The Gainwards use an exhaust design similar to my Hawks where the heat is expelled through the back/front/side and if I didn't have a side window exhaust fan, my system temps would be 4-5C hotter.

The PNY only blows heat one direction, so it effectively keeps the heat out of the case. This also means it's louder and hotter though.
Edited by Kokin - 10/16/11 at 5:23pm
    
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Quote:
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Sorry, it's for my rig below.
why. why oh why do you want a 580 sli over 6970 tri fire. Is 6970 cfx not good enough for you? because 580 sli is no better.
     
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get the ones that exhaust out the back!
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Quote:
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why. why oh why do you want a 580 sli over 6970 tri fire. Is 6970 cfx not good enough for you? because 580 sli is no better.
Every review i see the 580 is the highest performing card in pretty much 9/10 games even in CF.

Would i be right saying that the gainward fans blow air into the card by sucking air within the case or does it just extract air from the card and into the case?
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Every review i see the 580 is the highest performing card in pretty much 9/10 games even in CF.

Would i be right saying that the gainward fans blow air into the card by sucking air within the case or does it just extract air from the card and into the case?
You're using an HD display right @ 60hz? if thats the case, NO you won't be seeing anything.

And for this price, it only makes sense to get a third 6970.

The only game there that is equal with a 580 sli to a 6970 tri is BFBC2.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ifire_review/5
     
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Well there goes my 580's. Deal on 1 of my gpu's just flopped.
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a single 580 comes above a 6970 in all the games i looked at so wouldnt 2?
I should game.
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a single 580 comes above a 6970 in all the games i looked at so wouldnt 2?
No. it depends on games, but they perform on par with it each, with certain games the 580 moving ahead by a few points, and the 6970 moving ahead in others. reference above reviews.

and 69xx has fantastic scaling, better than the 5xx scaling, thats why you see an equivalence. The 6970 performs on par with a 570 in single. but in cfx its comparable to a 580 sli.
     
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Looks like an upgrade to me...



Maybe the OP wants to enjoy DX11 features instead of turning them down in CCC?

The GTX 580 is a superior DX11 card, as time goes on it will only become more and more obvious. Battlefield 3, if it delivers a decent amount of tessellation will be another title AMD's best can't match first gen GF100 cards.
    
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