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post #3511 of 13812
Hi guys, i am thinking about getting a switch 810 could anyone help me by answering this thread?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1253006/help-picking-a-newer-case#post_17157941

basically, will my two video cards fit in the switch 810 with space?

Currently they occupy the 1 and 2 slots for pci-e but have no space and get incredibly loud, its a flaw with motherboard design but I don't want to upgrade cpu or motherboard. I am looking for a newer case to do some mods and such so i was hoping this case would have the adequate space. ( I realize slot1+2 is best for performance but it is not that much of a limit and the noise factor is important to me)

ty and +1 rep if u help.
post #3512 of 13812
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Originally Posted by JAM3S121 View Post

Hi guys, i am thinking about getting a switch 810 could anyone help me by answering this thread?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1253006/help-picking-a-newer-case#post_17157941
basically, will my two video cards fit in the switch 810 with space?
Currently they occupy the 1 and 2 slots for pci-e but have no space and get incredibly loud, its a flaw with motherboard design but I don't want to upgrade cpu or motherboard. I am looking for a newer case to do some mods and such so i was hoping this case would have the adequate space. ( I realize slot1+2 is best for performance but it is not that much of a limit and the noise factor is important to me)
ty and +1 rep if u help.

Your cards will definitely fit, since your current case is a Mid tower, and this is Full. As far as better air, you might be ok with the two angled fans, that you can direct towards your cards. Also, the two front fans as intake would help supply fresh air to the cards aa well.

The bummer is your mobo. With the slots like that, there is no space between, so even if this case will supply more fresh air to the area, I'm not sure how well it will help cool off those cards.
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post #3513 of 13812
Well the issue is honestly only the top card, the bottom card has air fed directly into it currently with a bottom mounted fan and even in crysis 2 or bf3 it stays below 65c usually, the top card on the other hand has a hard time staying below 85c which is SO LOUD. I feel like if it had some space it would be perfectly fine.

I also have such a urge to mod a case and I am thinking about watercooling for my next build, would be a nice head start since this case seems like the ABSOLUTE BEST price/performance in the full tower line up and it actually looks great!
post #3514 of 13812
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Well the issue is honestly only the top card, the bottom card has air fed directly into it currently with a bottom mounted fan and even in crysis 2 or bf3 it stays below 65c usually, the top card on the other hand has a hard time staying below 85c which is SO LOUD. I feel like if it had some space it would be perfectly fine.
I also have such a urge to mod a case and I am thinking about watercooling for my next build, would be a nice head start since this case seems like the ABSOLUTE BEST price/performance in the full tower line up and it actually looks great!

The top card will always be hotter when running 2 cards. As the bottom card barely gets used. With the mobo you have, the cards have no cap in them, so all the heat stays within them.
Some mobos has a 3 slot cap inbetween the pci-e slots, others are 2.

Even with better airflow, like the Switch 810, temps will still be higher for the top card. Only way to stop this, is to get 1 powerful card or watercool both cards.
To get all the best airflow, you will need to fill both front/internal HDD cage with 140mm fans.
    
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post #3515 of 13812
some ways to improve temps are to attach fans directly to the cards, and raise the lower card's fan speed, as it will move more air.
my GPU drops 7-8 degrees when the side panel fan is turned up.
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post #3516 of 13812
Yeah I completely understand. I ultimately plan to buy a new haswell rig, but I don't want to wait so long to upgrade and I honestly just have a itch to buy a new case.. I love putting it all together and I want a reason to use all the sleeving I bought for my power supply then scratched my cm 690 ii window haha.

I have a sycthe kaze master ace fan controler and will most likely put in two of these phantek fans http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15628/fan-983/Phanteks_140mm_x_25mm_UFB_Bearing_Fan_-_White_Frame_Blue_Blade_PH-F140TS_BL_Sale_Price.html?tl=g36c15s775

the current case has no room for any more fans

I don't think heat will be so bad with space between the card to actually breathe and it will all look great.



edit i have a side panel fan on it, it seems to do nothing but add noise frown.gif I really think the switch 810 will provide better results sure it will probably only be 5-10c at BEST but I also want a new case for water cooling when haswell comes out.
Edited by JAM3S121 - 5/4/12 at 11:58pm
post #3517 of 13812
Water cool them. Now I say.....
post #3518 of 13812
i have twin frozr 2 cards, dont believe they make blocks them and they are only 560 ti's frown.gif
post #3519 of 13812
It will be fine. Prob will drop a few degrees just from the change into this case. This thing is huge and moves tons of air. I also really agree with the guy that was talking about the mobo. I hate it when they put the slot that close together. Still, I think the bigger case with better air movement will help.
post #3520 of 13812
just wait man!, tape a fan on there for now tongue.gif
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