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HELP NEED A BOARD FOR DIRECT CU II GTX 580 SLI

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I'm talking to pros!!!!!!!!


I need to find the best motherboard to SLI a Asus DIRECT CU II GTX 580...

did asus make any boards especially for that series maybe?

i have a budget of like 280$ nothing moar. i pay cost price wink.gif
post #2 of 5
Y get Direct Cu2 on anything more than a 560ti. They all triple slot and super heavy. What is your socket type tho?

*EDIT: WHAT IS YOUR SOCKET TYPE AND MOTHERBOARD (IF YOU HAVE)
    
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post #3 of 5
It would help to mention what platform you plan on using. If you are starting from scratch or just upgrading a current system to allow for this. Do you currently have a board and lack the spacing for two of these behemoths?
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ok so i found a couple. Pretty much all of the Asus z68 boards : http://promotions.newegg.com/Asus/12-0573/index.html?cm_sp=Cat_Motherboards-_-Asus/12-0573-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fAsus%2f12-0573%2f696x288.jpg

MSI Z68 GD80 will support ur 580 DCUII : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130610

In fact pretty much all the boards on this page : http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600176035&IsNodeId=1&name=2

I would suggest sticking with Asus though. Extremely solid performance out of Asus
    
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but seriously, SLI'ing DCUII's is a fool's errand. they spew out such spectacular amounts of hot air (in every direction) that just one slot between them unoccupied will still likely cause them to start cooking each other under heavy load. if your case isn't absolutely cavernous, it'll quickly become an oven. furthermore, having them directly neighboring each other like a lot of people do with reference dual slot cards is entirely and completely out of the question, google to find the guy who had his top card hitting 90 degrees with the other around 60 or 70. and that's still six slots...

sell the DCUII if you've already bought it and get two dual-slot cards for SLI, dude. save you a headache and then some.
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| Intel | 510 SSD | 120GB | | Western Digital | Caviar Black | 1TB | | XSPC | Raystorm | | XSPC | Razer 580 | 2-way SLI | 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
| Intel Core i7 | 2600K | 4.2GHz @ 1.33v | | ASUS | Maximus IV Extreme | | ASUS | ENGTX 580 | 933MHz @ 1.138v | 2-way SLI | | G.Skill | RipjawsX | 2133MHz | 8GB | 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
| Intel | 510 SSD | 120GB | | Western Digital | Caviar Black | 1TB | | XSPC | Raystorm | | XSPC | Razor 580 | Dual SLI | 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
| XSPC | Dual RX360 | | Dual MCP-655 | Variable-Speed | | Koolance | RP-452x2 | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCase
| Acer | P243W | 1920 x 1200 | | Enermax | MODU87+ | 900W | | CaseLabs | M8 + Pedestal | 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
| Intel Core i7 | 2600K | 4.2GHz @ 1.33v | | ASUS | Maximus IV Extreme | | ASUS | ENGTX 580 | 933MHz @ 1.138v | 2-way SLI | | G.Skill | RipjawsX | 2133MHz | 8GB | 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
| Intel | 510 SSD | 120GB | | Western Digital | Caviar Black | 1TB | | XSPC | Raystorm | | XSPC | Razer 580 | 2-way SLI | 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
| XSPC | RX360 | | Phobya | Xtreme 200| | MCP 655 | Variable-Speed | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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| Acer | P243W | 1920 x 1200 | | Enermax | MODU87+ | 900W | | CoolerMaster | HAF X | 
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