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So I may be upgrading my 680's to 780's and transfering my 680's to another rig.

That rig runs a Antec 920 already so I want to just cool the cards. I have a left over 140 rad sitting doing nothing and would be perfect fit for the Lain Li open bench rad bracket as one side already has the antec rad.

My question is do you think it will cool both of them???.

I only use this system for the tv in my PC area for streaming sports and DVR stuff via a haupagge card. Will not be gaming or folding on these cards anymore.....

Overkill....yes....but who cares.....
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If that 140mm rad is 80mm thick then I guess it might work. Anything less I would advise against.

If the cards are going to be sitting at 0% load then it might be fine, but any decent load and you're going to want more rad. For sli 680s at max load, I would recommend at LEAST a 60mm or thicker 240mm rad. So you can base your decision on that. All it depends on really is what kind of load those cards are going to see.
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