Originally Posted by desastrux
would my noctua nh-d14 and the HAF 942's cooling be enough to keep SLI 460 temps down. Sound really isnt an issue, i just want the best bang for my buck. and to be future proof. cuz i dont plan on upgrading for at least a few years. yea they will come out with better computers, but seriously what more could u need. hardly anyone can max out thier current high-end rigs.
also, i have never overclocked before but i plan on reading into it a lot more and overclocking my cpu, and gpu.
OP you should fill out your system specs http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
The NH-D14 is a CPU cooler and has nothing to do with GPU temps. The HAF X should have plenty of airflow to help out the GPU temps.
What motherboard you have will play a large role in SLI temps. I have one of the worst for SLI and one of the best. On my P6X58D-E the slots are terribly close together and present a challenge to running SLI. A few minor adjustments though and it wasn't too big of a problem. Except that all of my PCI slots are blocked with the second card in. Then on the other hand my P55 board is about as ideal for SLI as it gets in my opinion. No messing about at all just slap them in and go + I didn't loose my PCI sound card with it.
OK now I have to say I love my 460's. I wanted moar graphics power and I wanted it now and boy do these babies ever fill that need. Since I already had one 460 laying around picking up a second one was a cheap upgrade for me that made a huge difference.
That said I can't see going dual cards right out of the box with maybe a few exceptions. I really do think it is just a better route to buy the single most powerfull card you can. Then down the road pick up a second one.