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Hi, i have on msi gtx 580 lightning and one gtx 580 matrix on a ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z, and i was wondering if i could fit a third one if i put the lightning on the top, the second one that im going to buy(EVGA GTX 580) in number 2, and matrix in number four? my case is NZXT Switch 810
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I wouldn't count on it considering the Matrix has a 3 slot cooler and the lightning is two slots I think you are going to run out of space. Make sure you measure things up before you buy that third 580 good luck.thumb.gif
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Ok, thx
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PCI-E 1 and PCI-E 2 for 2slot cards
PCI-E 4 for Matrix

I had similar setup with P67 UD7 B3. Just make sure you have a very VERY VERY good airflow and extra fans to keep the cards comfy, otherwise you might get 90c temps under load in card 1 or card 2. But yeah, I did similar setup, worked for me.


*Ghostly echo* airflow....extra fans.....airflow... *Ghostly echo ends* thumb.gif

P.S. also keep in mind that both matrix and lightning are blowing all that hot air into the case, so your mobo/cpu/ram temps will raise too. I assume EVGA 580 your grabbing is either classy or ref to push at least the middle card's air out ?
Edited by Kriant - 10/29/12 at 11:46pm
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It's a reference card yes biggrin.gif
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