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Originally Posted by Elyminator View Post

honestly the only good worth while option is water cooling (admittedly not the most ideal situations to be in)... otherwise its pretty much a deal with it kind of thing in any matx case that's why almost all atx boards have a slot between the cards.
Thanks for the input, and yeah I kinda agree that SLI is impractical in this case unless they're underwater, but as space is severely limited and I've not attempted a custom loop (yet), I don't think this is the place to start...
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Not specifically with this case, but generally from my experience with NVIDIA stock cooler (Titan Black in my case), it only works well in SLI as long as you have space between the cards. The moment you put them side by side, temperature and noise are through the roof. And of course side-by-side is the only way to run two cards in a mATX m/b in this case. Watercooling is an option but then you'd need to do something about the side window - most waterblocks are too tall and will press against it.
Thanks.
Yep - single card for me.
Really hoping that Big Pascal will be a true single card 4K beast. Or perhaps a GTX 990, with dual 980's on one card... we'll see soon enough I guess.
post #2213 of 3774
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Originally Posted by Yogafire View Post

Thanks for the input, and yeah I kinda agree that SLI is impractical in this case unless they're underwater, but as space is severely limited and I've not attempted a custom loop (yet), I don't think this is the place to start...
admittedly not the easiest case to do iy in but. it can be done the hardest part is getting the second radiator in and all you jave to do for that is make a mount and screw it in
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Maybe place the case horizontally, and mount radiators outside on its sides? That way you have 3 x 240 mm rads (left, right, front) and still plenty of room inside. That's really the only way I can think of to put two GPUs and enough radiators to cool them into this case. Or just get a 540.
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Can fit a quite a bit in here if you try... 2x240mm radiators one in push one in push pull will fit with a 980ti or two... It's not OCNs idea of enough radiator space but I imagine it should work reasonably well...

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Love this case thumb.gif

Which 90mm fan are you running in the back there? the white blades ones i've seen are from arctic cooling or fractal design...

Just curious how loud/what the sound signature is like, as i'm thinking of putting two 90mm in the back to direct the airflow over my board more controlled like...
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Which 90mm fan are you running in the back there? the white blades ones i've seen are from arctic cooling or fractal design...

Just curious how loud/what the sound signature is like, as i'm thinking of putting two 90mm in the back to direct the airflow over my board more controlled like...

It's the Artic F8 Silent, it really is silent the only thing I hear in my case is the 980 👊🏻 I was also thinking about getting 2 but one is enough for now.
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Thanks man - a labour of love, and yeah, I'm pleased with the white. All good apart from the heat issue and I don't really think the Air 240 is suitable for a custom loop with SLI - just not the space IMO. Ah well, I bought the TXs for a bargain on eBay so will probably just keep one or maybe sell them both and get an EVGA 989ti SC / FTW ACX for some silence for a change... 🙂
Did think about push pull, but the H105 is a bit thick so it would be a major squeeze, so I think I'm resigned to single GPU.
All good fun anyone and keeps me off the streets...

I had SLi'd Titan X's in the case as well, but moved to a single Titan x and finally to a water cooled 980ti because I couldn't handle the noise of the SLI set up at all, had fans ramping up to 80% with temps going up to 85 on the top card.

Unfortunately, I don't think the case does very well with air cooled SLI setup.
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New to the forum and pretty new to building. I did my first build back in Oct 2015 in the Air 240 and when I decided to do another build, I loved the 240 so much I stuck to that case for both. Would love some comments and suggestions on my builds! First build (black case): i5 6600k, Maximus VIII Gene, Ripjaws V 32gb, NH-L12 w/ PPC-3000 PWM, GTX 970, HX750i. Second build (white): i7 5820K, Asus X99-m WS, Corsair LPX 32gb, NH-U9S, 980ti SLI, HX1000i. Also incase it helps anyone, originally I had two EVGA 980ti SC ACX 2.0 cooled cards and it was terrible. My top card would hit 85C and cause both cards to throttle down to the base clock. Then one of the fans went out on my bottom card. So I exchanged them for these reference cooled ones and its much better! Top card runs at 68C and bottom at 63C, no more throttling!




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