Hey guys -
Just checkin in to ask a few questions. I have had my CFX setup for a few months now, works great. Love the scaling of the 68XX series. As it turns out however, the PCIe lanes are so close on my Sabertooth X58 that the top card really suffocates...
I tried adding the extra 120mm blowing at them, didn't really help much. I can't afford to get a watercooling loop right now either.
With summer ambients in home 23-25C, I am seeing idle/web browsing temps around 52-60C on the top card. The bottom card remains OK around 40-44C. I do have fan profiles on, and the top card is still hitting those temps with ~45% fan speed.
Do these temps seem a bit high for idle/normal usage? I don't want to risk degrading the GPU(s). Corsair is releasing a new window for my 650D within the next 5-6 weeks with some 120mm slots (likely 4) and I could see how that helps the temps, and maybe take out the bottom card for now.
Any suggestions/input? Are these temps dangerous? While gaming (Rift, BFBC2, TW:Shogun2, etc) the top doesn't go above 75-80C, while bottom never goes above 70C.