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HWMonitor or just use MSI AfterBurner

GPU-Z can also work as well, just run 2 copies of it for both GPU's.

But I would take care of that spacing first, especially with the MSI drooping that bad.
 
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I just run GPU observer in my sidebar.
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What if I switch them around? It seems like the side with the fans run hotter
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Quote:
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What if I switch them around? It seems like the side with the fans run hotter
Yes, i was about to suggest this. Put the MSi card on the bottom.
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What if I switch them around? It seems like the side with the fans run hotter
The MSI card has a much better cooler so if one of them is going to be getting limited airflow, it should be that one. Like I said in my earlier post, why not remove the shroud so the fans and heatsinks are more open?
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Wow, that is a terrible mobo layout. You should have at least one empty slot in between for SLi/Xfire.
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Wow, that is a terrible mobo layout. You should have at least one empty slot in between for SLi/Xfire.
well, yes of course. but i explained that i couldn't because i have a mid-tower so my PSU is in the way.

anyway, im playing the witcher 2 and watching my temps, and so far i've hit 90c. so should i be worried? am i going to need a full tower? if i do upgrade, it'll be a haf 932, that will give me enough room, correct?
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Ya that's definitely pushing it on temps. I would look at getting a HAF X full tower. Not only for the separation but the GPU duct also helps temps especially when running crossfire.
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you think a haf 932 will do the trick? i have the opportunity to jump on a good deal for one so i want to be sure.
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