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2.5 really

It might as well be 3. 2.5 still interferer with the 3rd slot. wink.gif
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post #12 of 39
yup

but at 2.5, it leaves some extra space for airflow if you crossfire.
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2.5 really.

I use the Gelid, $30 and its super quiet, never breaks 75c

Looks like you wouldnt have any PCI slots open though with crossfire

Youd have to lose your soundcard and your USB 3.0 card...

i was searching for the photo to show you , no room for more than 2 slots not gonna lose the sound card ever lol

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post #14 of 39
youd have ot move the SB up top and lose the USB 3.0 card..

its an XFI though, i thinks its 4x isnt it?

edit: nm. its 1x.

it looks like you have the armor on, and decent fans, so i wouldnt worry about that southbridge fan, just put the blank bank in, ad the x-fi should fit fine in the top slot.
Edited by The Mac - 4/24/14 at 11:17am
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youd have ot move the SB up top and lose the USB 3.0 card..

its an XFI though, i thinks its 4x isnt it?

edit: nm. its 1x.

it looks like you have the armor on, and decent fans, so i wouldnt worry about that southbridge fan, just put the blank bank in, ad the x-fi should fit fine in the top slot.

yea it's 1x for it to go up the sabertooth fan will have to go redface.gif , i wanted to keep the mobo fans on, also i need the extra 2 usb ports provided by that little tiny usb card my back i/o has no more free usb slots because of all my pripherals and so , idk kinda dilemma lol, if i can only make sure that letting it get up to 90c is 100% fine but guess u never know

edit : here is a photo showing the side panel


Edited by invincible20xx - 4/24/14 at 11:34am
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post #16 of 39
90c temp is fine, its engineered for 95c 24x7, its the loudness thats the issue.
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90c temp is fine, its engineered for 95c 24x7, its the loudness thats the issue.

they are not loud because fans are usually no higher than 45% which is not silent but it's still quit .... it's just the temps that is making me worried wish there was some application that would let me under volt without screwing up my 2d voltages and making my desktop lock up as soon as i hit apply ... rolleyes.gif
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post #18 of 39
lower temps will get you better OC headroom...not that you really need any with crossfire...
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they are not loud because fans are usually no higher than 45% which is not silent but it's still quit .... it's just the temps that is making me worried wish there was some application that would let me under volt without screwing up my 2d voltages and making my desktop lock up as soon as i hit apply ... rolleyes.gif

You've got some good cooling already by the looks of it.
Don't worry. These cards are fine at 90c. I understand your worried about the temperatures. It's completely understandable in fact. But please remember, to say 90c is the temperature in crossfire, your doing very well! I've seen people sit at 100c+ in crossfire on these cards.
Here is something you could do! Test the temps of each card on their own. See if one runs hotter than the other. If so, put the hotter card as the slave card. This is a good little trick and it works to reduce overall temps by 2-3c.
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Did you not research the 290 series, especially the reference models?
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