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Ok 2nd fix, Return/sell your 580s and get the Gainward GTX 580 'Phantom' which has 3Gigs of video memory . Its only 50 bucks more expensive then the standard. Has better cooling which shouldnt conflict with having 3 and lastly 1.5gigs on the standard gtx580 isnt enough for the resolution you have. This was a blessing in disguise.


The Palit and Gainward 3GB would be my preference but they have 2 issues.

1) The top mounted fans are positioned toward the rear of the case and in tri-sli will likely have the same issue. The reference design blower/impeller design allows for air to be taken from the fron of the card and exhausts through the rear of the card.

2) It is a non-reference board, so getting aftermarket waterblocks on them may be a bit of an issue frown.gif

I would love the additional 1.5GB of vram for widescreen gaming but I aside from being out of stock on the egg.... lol
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if you have a SR2.
why don't you space the Cards out so the temps don't go over 100c.

Thse are dual slot cards, so there is no way to evenly space them out with 7 pci-e slots
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I have the 6870 versions of those cards. 2 in crossfire, top slot hits 64c max 2nd slit hits 55c max. That's with auto fans settings. I know there not 580's but I thought ut might help ya.
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I have the 6870 versions of those cards. 2 in crossfire, top slot hits 64c max 2nd slit hits 55c max. That's with auto fans settings. I know there not 580's but I thought ut might help ya.

Right now I cant even get through a vantage run at stock speeds with 100% manual fan and two 120mm fans helping exhaust the heat
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oooo pretty...do want!
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Where's the review?
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Right now I cant even get through a vantage run at stock speeds with 100% manual fan and two 120mm fans helping exhaust the heat
just a thought, check the back hs mounting screws, mine were a little loose when i got mine. its one thing i alwats check. Mine are sitting right ontop of eachother and still at auto, dont even hit high 60's. i will have to do a vantage run with fans at 100% and see what temps im getting. again i know these are not your 580's but we have the same cooling solution and i dont see how yours are getting so hot unless the stock tim/hs was applied incorrectly.

ALSO i am in a house with these installed in my tech bench in a room that sits at 70F(21.1C)
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post #28 of 55
ShtSh00ttr i think your wrong about the gainward phantom card.
From what i read its reference board with added rams on the back thats all. So supposedly your blocks will work fine.
And 3g or vram will boost ur minimum fps by alot... on 3 monitors of course.
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ShtSh00ttr i think your wrong about the gainward phantom card.
From what i read its reference board with added rams on the back thats all. So supposedly your blocks will work fine.
And 3g or vram will boost ur minimum fps by alot... on 3 monitors of course.

If thats the case then I have to watch the egg like a hawk for those 3GB cards to come back in stock. I **REALLY** hope your right!
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Checked all screws.. everything is tight. Also, Card #3 rattles like hell with fan over 66%.
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