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Hi, guys. Here's the deal, currently I have a 2.5 slot Palit Jetstream GTX 680 and plan on getting a 2nd 680 soon. I've always wondered what all the hype about the Asus GTX 680 DCII was about so this is the card I plan to get, especially since prices are around the same for my jetstream now a days compared to when I got my Palit a year ago. My question is should I set the 3 slot Asus card on top and have no space between it and the Jetstream or keep the Jetstream on top and place the Asus below? The Asus will have more breathing room if I placed it on the lower slot as there is around 1 or 2 slots distance from the power supply.

Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks!
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Hi, guys. Here's the deal, currently I have a 2.5 slot Palit Jetstream GTX 680 and plan on getting a 2nd 680 soon. I've always wondered what all the hype about the Asus GTX 680 DCII was about so this is the card I plan to get, especially since prices are around the same for my jetstream now a days compared to when I got my Palit a year ago. My question is should I set the 3 slot Asus card on top and have no space between it and the Jetstream or keep the Jetstream on top and place the Asus below? The Asus will have more breathing room if I placed it on the lower slot as there is around 1 or 2 slots distance from the power supply.

Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks!

Sell your 680 now, get cards that have a blower as the cooling solution. one card will always be hotter than the other, even if you use blowers in SLI.

If you buy the ASUS, put it on the bottom so that it can breathe.
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Sell your 680 now, get cards that have a blower as the cooling solution. one card will always be hotter than the other, even if you use blowers in SLI.

If you buy the ASUS, put it on the bottom so that it can breathe.

By blowers you mean the reference design types that EVGA usually uses right? Yeah selling my 680 has been a thought, but I can't afford a 780 SLI and a single 780 won't be as powerful as 2 680's. If I do sell my 680, I can probably get a 770 SLI but I'd have to add around $150 or more so I'm still deciding.

Follow up question would be is a triple slot cooler really that much more effective than a double slot one like EVGA? Lots of hype with the EVGA Superclocked 680 before as well so I could get that instead of the Asus.
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By blowers you mean the reference design types that EVGA usually uses right? Yeah selling my 680 has been a thought, but I can't afford a 780 SLI and a single 780 won't be as powerful as 2 680's. If I do sell my 680, I can probably get a 770 SLI but I'd have to add around $150 or more so I'm still deciding.

Follow up question would be is a triple slot cooler really that much more effective than a double slot one like EVGA? Lots of hype with the EVGA Superclocked 680 before as well so I could get that instead of the Asus.

Yes, reference-esque blowers like EVGA has on the GTX 780s. Try to find some reference GTX 680s.

The triple slot cooler usually performs as well as other coolers, but at lower noise. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_680_Direct_Cu_II/32.html
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Yes, reference-esque blowers like EVGA has on the GTX 780s. Try to find some reference GTX 680s.

The triple slot cooler usually performs as well as other coolers, but at lower noise. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_680_Direct_Cu_II/32.html

I see, I don't mind noise, my speakers drown out any noise and the H100 kit is already noisy. I thought the Pre-Titan reference design wasn't really all that good since they are made of plastic and don't cool all that well?
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I see, I don't mind noise, my speakers drown out any noise and the H100 kit is already noisy. I thought the Pre-Titan reference design wasn't really all that good since they are made of plastic and don't cool all that well?

That is true. Most of the time, people replace the TIM and thermal pads that came from the manufacturer.
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I don't know much a used GTX 680:mad:kffoc
Edited by Cassidyelyn - 8/9/13 at 10:02am
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