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Yeah, great board, but there is not a lot of room for SLI. I need the x16/x16, so the top card will really get hot if I SLI. For now I'll go with that 4GB Phantom only, and maybe in the future I'll get a 2nd one for SLI. That will then have to go on top, so it better be slim. Watercooled, maybe?

Water cooling takes the problem out of the picture.

Was even thinking of just watercooling the top card if go sli or cf, But getting just one big card
and will run two down the road with probably an Ivy Setup.

Later;)
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Get a good monitor or you will do the cards no justice. You will only have bragging rights. Was going get a 680 but decided to go AMD got 2 7970’s plus water blocks for one monitor…….. overkill. So I got two more monitors for eyefinity . Loving it. Made my 570’s seem like Intel HD3000
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You don't need x16/x16, it doesnt make much difference, i just went from pcie 2.0 x8/x8 to pcie 3.0 x8/x8, which is basically pcie2.0 x16/x16, and there is very minimal difference, 2-5 fps on the games i tested at the most
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Get a good monitor or you will do the cards no justice. You will only have bragging rights. Was going get a 680 but decided to go AMD got 2 7970’s plus water blocks for one monitor…….. overkill. So I got two more monitors for eyefinity . Loving it. Made my 570’s seem like Intel HD3000

agreed People who are buying 680s or even 580s to sli at 1080p are just wasting their money since they aren't seeing the benefits of the cards.
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agreed People who are buying 680s or even 580s to sli at 1080p are just wasting their money since they aren't seeing the benefits of the cards.
they are if its an 120hz monitor
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they are if its an 120hz monitor

my monitor(tv) is suppose to be 120 hz but from what I heard its not a true 120hz monitor
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my monitor(tv) is suppose to be 120 hz but from what I heard its not a true 120hz monitor
Hence why I said monitor, 120hz tvs are not true 120hz
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Get a good monitor or you will do the cards no justice. You will only have bragging rights. Was going get a 680 but decided to go AMD got 2 7970’s plus water blocks for one monitor…….. overkill. So I got two more monitors for eyefinity . Loving it. Made my 570’s seem like Intel HD3000
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they are if its an 120hz monitor

Not sure if I'll get a 120hz 1080p or a 60hz 2560x1440 monitor, but I certainly will upgrade. Good to know that I won't have to change graphics card(s) though.

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You don't need x16/x16, it doesnt make much difference, i just went from pcie 2.0 x8/x8 to pcie 3.0 x8/x8, which is basically pcie2.0 x16/x16, and there is very minimal difference, 2-5 fps on the games i tested at the most

That's interesting. I can probably fit a 2 slot graphics card in my bottom PCIe slot, though it will slightly push on a bunch of cables. Still, should give better airflow. My motherboard should then run x16/x8.
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2GB is plenty for anything at the moment , its the horse power that matters .
    
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2GB is plenty for anything at the moment , its the horse power that matters .

I wouldn't say plenty. I believe Skyrim is at about 1.6GB vanilla (1080p, Ultra). Then you add AA, SSAO, 4096x4096 textures, maybe a few extra monitors... Seems stupid to spend $1800 on graphics cards and be limited by VRAM.

Since I want to future-proof (I don't buy graphics cards often), I decided to get the 4GB.
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