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Originally Posted by ShtSh00ttr;12335273 
Checked all screws.. everything is tight. Also, Card #3 rattles like hell with fan over 66%.

another dumb question. i have seen reviews of the windforce x3's having problems starting up(fans running first time) where you have to blow on them. once you do that, they all work fine from then on. One of my cards had 2 fans(middle and end) not start up till i blew on them. so, r u sure all your fans are spinning?

Rattling makes me think something is not attatched correctly. maybe one of the fans(usually have 2 screws connecting them to the hs) are loose? trying everything i can think of.

Vantage run with stock clocks(since i cant overclock my 6870's due to having NO FRIGGIN VOLTAGE CONTROL) and fans at 100% on card hits 55C and the other hits 47C.

Hope i have helped in some way.
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Wow, pretty cards... doo wannt...


You know... you could get my Ascension and turn it into a wind tunnel with those 22x yate loons biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3;12335427 
Wow, pretty cards... doo wannt...


You know... you could get my Ascension and turn it into a wind tunnel with those 22x yate loons biggrin.gif


You are making me think too much LOL
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The only thing I've found is that EK is making blocks for the gtx 570 version and haven't read anything about the 580 version. From what I've read, the Phantom has a custom PCB layout that is similar to the original 580.
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I wonder why OEMs still make 570 and 580s with their own heatpiped designs? I thought it was common knowledge that the reference vapor chamber is much superior to any heatpiped design unless you get like 8 massive heatpipes and a triple slot cooler like the Accelero.
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I find it incredible that so many motherboard manufacturers stick the PCI-E slots right next to each other so that there's no space between dual-slot cards in SLI.

One of the reasons that I have the ASRock Extreme6 is that even with Tri-SLI (16x / 8x / 8x biggrin.gif) there is a space between each dual-slot video card.

With dual-slot cards, isn't it possible to run Tri-SLI with a space in between each card with the SR-2?
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http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/21800-gainward-gtx-580-3gb-phantom-tested/21800-gainward-gtx-580-3gb-phantom-tested?start=1
check here, It looks like the card has great cooling, Once you get all the 3 cards together can you jimmy rig a fan right on top or behind the videocards to blow air through it, You can also see if the Gainword phantom is thinner than the cards you ordered.
The 3gigs of ram is actually a must on the resolution your running. I think the member Vegaprime or something on overclock.net ran some benchmarks and anything below 2gigs were not enough as SLi does not increase available memory usage...
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I find it incredible that so many motherboard manufacturers stick the PCI-E slots right next to each other so that there's no space between dual-slot cards in SLI.

One of the reasons that I have the ASRock Extreme6 is that even with Tri-SLI (16x / 8x / 8x biggrin.gif) there is a space between each dual-slot video card.

With dual-slot cards, isn't it possible to run Tri-SLI with a space in between each card with the SR-2?


There is but I also have a Sata 6.0 PCIE Raid Adapter which occupies one slot. Also would need 3 flexible sli connectors...

Guess its time to go back to water with 3 single slot form factor cards up against each other and be done with it .............
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RMA in progress.... 3 x MSI N580GTX HydroGen/OC in route I hope.
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Shtsh00ttr I think your making a huge mistake sticking with 1.5gigs of memory. Read some reviews this guy did. Dont waste all this money and be bogged down by memory.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/903852-3x-30-portrait-6970-cf-eyefinity.html
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