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btw here is a photo of my setup feel free to add me to the club,

also notice how sandwiched the cards are together? top card topping out @ 86 degrees 100% fan speed during gaming ( depending on game some games only work it up to 82 degrees )

Gonna use a PCIE riser cable to shift the bottom card downwards in the case by about 5-10cm. should fix the heat problem

I had a 980Ti and swapped it out for 2 of these 390x in CF.... mostly due to the fact I now have a Free Sync monitor.
Edited by Irev - 6/17/16 at 4:30am
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btw here is a photo of my setup feel free to add me to the club,

also notice how sandwiched the cards are together? top card topping out @ 86 degrees 100% fan speed during gaming ( depending on game some games only work it up to 82 degrees )

Gonna use a PCIE riser cable to shift the bottom card downwards in the case by about 5-10cm. should fix the heat problem

I had a 980Ti and swapped it out for 2 of these 390x in CF.... mostly due to the fact I now have a Free Sync monitor.

Nice looking cards in there. thumb.gif

The PCIe spacing seems weird. But it may just be the cards. rolleyes.gif

A 980TI has nothing for 2 of these.
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btw here is a photo of my setup feel free to add me to the club,

also notice how sandwiched the cards are together? top card topping out @ 86 degrees 100% fan speed during gaming ( depending on game some games only work it up to 82 degrees )

Gonna use a PCIE riser cable to shift the bottom card downwards in the case by about 5-10cm. should fix the heat problem

I had a 980Ti and swapped it out for 2 of these 390x in CF.... mostly due to the fact I now have a Free Sync monitor.

As a temporary solution, I would just ghetto-rig a high static pressure 120mm fan so that it forces air in the space between the cards. I think you could even get away by using zip-ties to strap it to the cards themselves. That and mind your case airflow, as you may need to also ramp up the fans manually (That's worth a lot of degrees, so don't ignore it).

Also keep in mind that two cards that consume 250W-ish each are going to run hot. Couple that with an air cooler for the CPU (That's an NH-D15, right?) and your case fans have to move north of 600W of heat out of the case. That's no easy task to ask of them.
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Nice looking cards in there. thumb.gif

The PCIe spacing seems weird. But it may just be the cards. rolleyes.gif

A 980TI has nothing for 2 of these.

The pcie spacing is horrible, I cant believe that no board manufacturers have implemented a solution to this problem.... If I run bottom card in lowest slot I think it drops to x4 speeds...... I'll have to use a pcie riser cable.... The top card would be fine if it didnt suck all hot air in from bottom card, granted the air cooling on these power color cards is amazing (but noisey)
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The pcie spacing is horrible, I cant believe that no board manufacturers have implemented a solution to this problem.... If I run bottom card in lowest slot I think it drops to x4 speeds...... I'll have to use a pcie riser cable.... The top card would be fine if it didnt suck all hot air in from bottom card, granted the air cooling on these power color cards is amazing (but noisey)

What board is that? Z107 or Z97?

Mainstream Intels are terribad with X-Fire/SLI unless on Water. Xtreme series are different. You will have ample of spacing due to the native support for Quad cards.
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What board is that? Z107 or Z97?

Mainstream Intels are terribad with X-Fire/SLI unless on Water. Xtreme series are different. You will have ample of spacing due to the native support for Quad cards.


Z97x killer fatality by asrock.... My only real option to eliminate heat issue is to.have decent spacing.between cards... Apart from water cooling of course... If the 6cm of extra space doesn't fix it I'll need a.bigger.case
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Z97x killer fatality by asrock.... My only real option to eliminate heat issue is to.have decent spacing.between cards... Apart from water cooling of course... If the 6cm of extra space doesn't fix it I'll need a.bigger.case

Water will cost you a lot. So is a mobo with quad support.

Look up^ a fan on top of the cards will probably be your best bet for now. High Static/Speed/Airflow fan. A vented side panel will also be of great help.
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I am giving serious thought to getting a second one of these card in crossfire.

I have this motherboard - https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/A88XGAMER/, which looks like it has a larger gap between the cars that the one above.

Irev - do you see much improvement in performance over just the one card?
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I am giving serious thought to getting a second one of these card in crossfire.

I have this motherboard - https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/A88XGAMER/, which looks like it has a larger gap between the cars that the one above.

Irev - do you see much improvement in performance over just the one card?

Isn't one too much for the cpu already?
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Isn't one too much for the cpu already?

Depends on the cpu, me personally i wouldnt crossfire with anything less then an i7. Id love to see how the new rx handle i5s or even i3s.
    
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