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looking at that picture the bottom two cards are going to have a tight fit, as for the case i think will be ok its the gap between the bottom two cards that will be tight and maybe very little space for airflow.
what i would do is buy two cards and try them out to see what performance you get, plus try them in the bottom two slots and see the spacing.. if all is good and you want more performance then buy a 3rd thumb.gif

Perhaps should I go with an EATX motherboard for more room? I know I'm a madman for running on air, but I just don't see spending $800 on WC equipment worth it. tongue.gif
     
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Perhaps should I go with an EATX motherboard for more room? I know I'm a madman for running on air, but I just don't see spending $800 on WC equipment worth it. tongue.gif

nah not a madman, just crazy LOL jks
i still reckon try two first and see how the fit before you drop money on a new mobo.. that being said
the ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 would be a awsome choice and should house your 3 cards and a sound card fairly easy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131808 thumb.gif
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nah not a madman, just crazy LOL jks
i still reckon try two first and see how the fit before you drop money on a new mobo.. that being said
the ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 would be a awsome choice and should house your 3 cards and a sound card fairly easy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131808 thumb.gif

But you see, if I get that board, I can't afford a sound card tongue.gif only reason I liked the extreme9 was because it came with one.

And anyway, that Asus is a little out of my budget for the motherboard... Extreme9 was kind of the max for me.
     
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But you see, if I get that board, I can't afford a sound card tongue.gif only reason I liked the extreme9 was because it came with one.
And anyway, that Asus is a little out of my budget for the motherboard... Extreme9 was kind of the max for me.

ahhhh ok smile.gif
well i go back to my origianl sugestion of first buy two cards and see how they fit in the bottom two slots, if you have a nive little gap say about a cm you will be fine.. then install the cards in the top and next slot and buy another if you really want to thumb.gif
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ahhhh ok smile.gif
well i go back to my origianl sugestion of first buy two cards and see how they fit in the bottom two slots, if you have a nive little gap say about a cm you will be fine.. then install the cards in the top and next slot and buy another if you really want to thumb.gif

Alright, will do. Thanks for all your help man! +rep for you smile.gif

OT: Wish I could afford that Asus... looks really sexy. tongue.gif
     
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Alright, will do. Thanks for all your help man! +rep for you smile.gif
OT: Wish I could afford that Asus... looks really sexy. tongue.gif

nps, i wish the wife would let me build an x79 rig just so i can have a play with hex core biggrin.gif
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nps, i wish the wife would let me build an x79 rig just so i can have a play with hex core biggrin.gif

Heh, I'm going with the 3820 biggrin.gif
     
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Heh, I'm going with the 3820 biggrin.gif

ahh yes i thought about that one as its around the same price as an I7 SB, but now im waiting for IB amd going to build a IB rig from scratch as i want to keep this one aswell as use a z77 mobo then wait for skylake for my next build..

if you didnt the I73820 is paritally unlocked and with a milti of x43, but you can do bclk strap OC and the chip can hit 4.8GHz.. though how far you can push it comes down to the board as well.. im not sure with your board but have aplay and see how far you can push it thumb.gif
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i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
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Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
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Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
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I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
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Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
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1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

ahhhh ok smile.gif
well i go back to my origianl sugestion of first buy two cards and see how they fit in the bottom two slots, if you have a nive little gap say about a cm you will be fine.. then install the cards in the top and next slot and buy another if you really want to thumb.gif

i just stumbled on this thread, this will give you an idea on spacing of your two bottom cards.. deferent platform but you get the idea and i think it should be ok with your board thumb.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1219809/adult-warning-gpu-pornography-inside#post_16542831
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Wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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Going to be chaep
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Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

i just stumbled on this thread, this will give you an idea on spacing of your two bottom cards.. deferent platform but you get the idea and i think it should be ok with your board thumb.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1219809/adult-warning-gpu-pornography-inside#post_16542831

Yeah, I was looking at that and drooling all over the keyboard biggrin.gif but someone suggested putting a fan at the end of the GPUS, so I'll definitely do a little experimenting if I end up with three. smile.gif
     
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Intel 330 Series 240 GB SSD Western Digital Green 2 TB HDD Corsair H100i 2x Corsair SP120  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H55 Windows 7 Ultimate Wasabi-Mango QHD277 2560x1440 IPS Panel Corsair K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W Modular BitFenix Phenom M Logitech G500 Corsair MM2000 Standard Mouse pad 
AudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Schiit Magni Sound Amp MrSpeakers Mad Dogs Semi-closed Headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 Asus Rampage IV Extreme Radeon HD 6450 ( =[ ) G Skill RipjawsX 8 GB (2 x 4) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 128g SSD (2x) Hitachi 1.5 TB HDD Asus DVD/CD Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212 +  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VE248H (x3) + Asus VE258H Logitech G510  Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Full-tower case Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
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AMD Athlon X3 450  Biostar Micro-ATX BFG Geforce 7800 GT G.Skill value series 2 x 2 DDR3 1333 
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