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push the top card up and the bottom card down before you tighten them in. You can put something between them to keep them apart better.
    
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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.
I'd still try just removing the shroud on the MSI card. You might not need to spend money on a new case.
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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?
90c?! Yes, that is WAY too high. Get a bigger case or something, dude. You can't game with your cards hitting 90 degrees.
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90c?! Yes, that is WAY too high. Get a bigger case or something, dude. You can't game with your cards hitting 90 degrees.
ok so im running the twin frozr II by itself, and played a couple of games and the temps still hit the 80s. is this normal?
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In my HAF 922, I have plenty of space between my PSU and a second video card. Are you SURE that it won't fit?
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positive, there isn't even enough room to plug it in. the very bottom of the mobo meets the top of the psu, and thats where the 3rd slot is.
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If you still have both cards installed the MSI card is still not getting any airflow. 80c is still way to high.
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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?
Er a mid-tower doesn't mean you cannot have a wider spacing PCI-E...
The important is to look at ATX board. Your mid-tower can fit any ATX board you're fine unless you're stuck with mATX.

The ATX are all same size across the platforms with different brands. It's just depend on how each manufacturer design the placement of the PCI-E.
 
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If you still have both cards installed the MSI card is still not getting any airflow. 80c is still way to high.
no, i'm getting 80+ temps while playing something on a SINGLE installed MSI card.

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Er a mid-tower doesn't mean you cannot have a wider spacing PCI-E...
The important is to look at ATX board. Your mid-tower can fit any ATX board you're fine unless you're stuck with mATX.

The ATX are all same size across the platforms with different brands. It's just depend on how each manufacturer design the placement of the PCI-E.
that's not what i meant by needing a bigger tower, it's because i have the ability to have a gap in between two cards, but i can't due to my PSU being in the way, and having a mid-tower is causing that.
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no, i'm getting 80+ temps while playing something on a SINGLE installed MSI card.
That's pretty warm for that card by itself. Have you tried configuring your own fan profile using MSI Afterburner? You could make the card run cooler in crossfire too because for whatever reason many stock profiles don't ramp up the fans to 100% until your hitting 100C. If noise isn't a big deal for you, you could run the fan at 70-100% all the time.
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