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post #1 of 19
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Hey all have a small drama hope some one can help.

Need to fit

2- gtx 570

1 sound card.

Have 3 pcie slots.

Can run the top 2 at 16x and the bottom one at 1x
Or top 1 at 16x and bottom 2 at 8x

Now if I run both cards I'n top 2 at 16x and sound card I'n bottom slot at 1x there is f$&k all room for air to get I'n to the second card

So can I run top slot at 16x
Then sound card at 8x
Then bottom card at 8x will this be ok.
Thanks heaps. Hope that's all understandable. Lol
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post #2 of 19
the difference between 16x and 8x should not be that much.. if it is the only solution.. try it. otherwise you could get an usb soundcard or something with a different connection than pci..
post #3 of 19
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Its a brand new 7.1 forte sound card it has to fit some where I also have another pcie1 slot up top for sound card.
So that's not a problem it's running the 2 570s I want 16x but i need to run them very close together and the will get very hot I think.
I can run the 2nd card I'n the bottom slot but only at 8x.
I really don't want to do that if performance is going to suffer.
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post #4 of 19
lets find out about hawtne55.. how close is close????
maybe put a fan to the gpus like this on about 700rpm
________________________________


.........CPU
.................................................. .....................<---- Front

X GPU.....||
.............||<---120mm fan
Y GPU.....||

__________________________________

i think with a good airflow provided by additional smart placed fan(s) should make it possible..


and again.. how close is this close?^^
Edited by smex - 2/24/11 at 5:50am
post #5 of 19
You could look at a riser for that sound card and fix it somewhere else ?
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Close as can't get my finger between them. Lol 1cm if that.
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post #7 of 19
it could work :/
look at my starving "blueprint".. how much space under X? how much under Y?
post #8 of 19
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Very close

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post #9 of 19
aah holy cr4p!.. thought about removing the plastic surrounding your cards? than you can better cool additively with one or two more fans. i think i´d do that like this.

if we look from the upper side on ya rig:

______________________________
.....................|
.....................|<--gpus.. the other is under it ............................<<--Front
___________|
....X......X..
______________________________

2 x 120 at X X ?!
Edited by smex - 2/24/11 at 6:05am
post #10 of 19
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O now I get it. Not sure aboutointing a fan there as my water pump is sitting there.
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