Originally Posted by Relaxy
well im going to buy a card today now the big question for me is will my soundcard fit and will the gpus overheat as the top card will be blowing air on the the other one? and will i7 2600k 4.5 ghz be enough for the 2 780 ? no bottleneck?
also my monitor is 60hz u might say buy a 120 hz monitor but in fouture games i wont get 120 fps so i think 60 hz is good
Dude youve asked if your sound card would fit numerous times and ive answered it so many times i dont think you are understanding?
1) You have a P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard.
2) If you go SLI, (two video cards -- even CF), the only vacant PCIe slot you can use without affecting your GPU airflow is the FIRST PCIe slot above your 1st graphics card.
3) You said you have a Noctua CPU Cooler that wont allow you to fit your sound card
4) If you put your sound card in between your GPU's if you can fit it; then you WILL be affecting your airflow.
5) If your airflow in your case is bad, if your cable management is bad; you will be getting bad airflow if you add in a sound card in between your GPU's
6) The 780's are Kepler cards, they arent Fermi GTX 480's; they arent going to get that hot if youre staying stock voltage. Out of the box; with no voltage mods, or user-changing BIOS flashes, the card will operate well below 70C depending on your fan speed; but for the most part Kepler cards are not that hot.
7) Even if you have a HAF X tower case, if you have bad cable management, and lots of "stuff" to blow airflow, you have a higher possiblity to deal with hot GPU's.
8) You either have to get a new motherboard that will allow your sound card to be mounted IF you want to keep your CPU cooler.
9) If you dont want to get a new motherboard, you have to get a new CPU cooler to fit your sound card.
10) If you go with a GTX 780 Then that is a Kepler- Architecture card and Kepler GPU's tend to not get AS hot as their former generation, Fermi. If you had a GTX 480's in SLI then i would probably advise you to really work on your aiflow; but you DONT, i think you will be fine.
11) These cards dont thermally throttle on their own, even in SLI; you have a one slot spacing which is what MOST people have in their systems. You should only be worrying about what coolers you get if you have 0 slot spacing (like SLI on a micro-ATX board -- look up the ASUS Maximus Gene. It supports SLI but doesnt have the one slot spacing in between which is critical for getting the best temps.
12) You have the one slot spacing so you have a better possibility for better temps than MOST of the people who dont have the freedom of having "one slot" spacing between GPUs.
13) If you case airflow is GOOD, there should be no reason why your GTX 780's will be overheating or causing to overheat other cards.
14) Sure your 2nd card will probably get hotter than the first, but like i said; if you have GOOD airflow..... that is not going to be a problem.
15) There are plenty of people who have WAY hotter cards like GTX 480's in SLI and they can still get away perfectly fine with one slot spacing. You on the other hand, have a Kepler GTX780 which is no way near the "heater" (what they would nickname) the GTX 480.
You are fine bro. Temps, you are fine.
Fitting your sound card? Get a new motherboard or a new CPU cooler. If you put it in between your GPU's you will run into airflow problems, its possible but you'll probably need to stick an extra fan blowing directly in between your GPU's
Your worse case scenario for temperatures will translate in you having to ramp up the fan speed a little higher which will mean a little more noise. The cards alone at stock though are fine temperature wise.They wont overheat on their own, have having one card above it wont cause it to ramp up a whole bunch. You have one slot spacing; i dont even know why you are worried. If you had 0 slot spacing; thats when you should be worrying.Edited by Aesthethc - 11/10/13 at 2:27pm