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post #11 of 22
get a non reference card and put that one on the top and put the regular one on the bottom.
post #12 of 22
Has everyone outside of Crazy gone, ummm crazy? This is typical PCIe placement. Buy another card and you are good to go. So what if the top card is a few C warmer. My Mobo is no different and I wouldn't think twice about NOT putting a second card in there. We've all been doing this for years.
    
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i had a similar problem when i SLI'd my 9800's, i managed to purchess a 9800 that only took up a single slot

Unfortuantly, the only way to do a single, or 1.5 slot 560TI, AFAIK, is with a watercooling block

i would NOT try to fit to dualslot cards in there, as that looks like a good way to overheat something.
    
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post #14 of 22
we have the same board!. the fix is simple really. just get a high CFM 120mm fan and have it pointed on the intake of the cards. I'm using a far more hotter card with two gtx 480's overclocked and my temps are fine. before it was 12-15 degrees difference on temps now it's 5 or less(mainly because I have two monitors and 3d clocks on the top card doesn't downclock). when I first did it it wasn't that effective. when I replaced it with a better fan and push/pull it on the "air chamber" that I specifically made for it(made it out of a pvc pipe and molded a plastic base so I can mount 120mm fans. temps dropped significantly



post #15 of 22
Seriously guys, what's with the misinformation! OP, your two 560Ti's will be fine in that configuration, that's a pretty standard situation with SLi/Xfire. Just keep an eye on temps.
    
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Seriously guys, what's with the misinformation! OP, your two 560Ti's will be fine in that configuration, that's a pretty standard situation with SLi/Xfire. Just keep an eye on temps.
agree. if my two gtx 480's overclocked can do fine with this spacing certainly two gtx 560 Ti that runs much coller will be fine with that board.
post #17 of 22
You'll run hotter like that. But if you put a good fan (or two, depending on how everything sits) in the side window of your Storm Scout you should be able to get enough air to keep things reasonable. If the shroud on the Hawk can be removed without taking the fans with it, that may help get air in there.
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post #18 of 22
you will be fine if you do nothing but if u have ocd like me then a +10c difference between your cards under load will drive you mad.
i also use jprovido's method with a 120mm fan blowing at the 2 cards in combination with my antec spot fan to shove air in between my cards. it definitely helps alot.
also i tried removing my cards shrouds but it drastically increased temps so I wouldnt try that.
post #19 of 22
I am just going to post AGAIN what I already said. Some of the replies in here are just

Has everyone outside of Crazy gone, ummm crazy? This is typical PCIe placement. Buy another card and you are good to go. So what if the top card is a few C warmer. My Mobo is no different and I wouldn't think twice about NOT putting a second card in there. We've all been doing this for years.
    
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post #20 of 22
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Thanks for your suggestions everyone! I'm going to look into those options.

My HAWK is like, 950Mhz and needs cooling a fair deal, think I'll put that one at the bottom and then either a TF II or some other brand at the top. I'm not sure how to put another fan inside the case - I have one on the side-panel of my Storm Scout, there's space for another but the tubes from my CPU water cooling hit the side panel so I don't think I can (I'm not sure, maybe I could move them a bit/). I have a fan at the top of the case and one big one at the front of the case. I suppose I could somehow mount a fan to go in-between the gap of the graphics card and HDD bay.

Other than that, the option to get a better single card GPU is.. sort of there.

Thanks for your help so far everyone!
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