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Will these suffice?

The ENGTX570 DCIIs have something like 600% increase in fan cooling. As long as the fans on the graphics cards are getting an open supply of air from your case, you should be golden. The biggest trick is when you are SLIing 2 of them at 3 pcie slots each, there arent very many MB options out there that will give you any space in between them. Hence why I put the electrical tape spacers in. You can see the side spacer pretty clearly in the pic. I'd also like to point out the power jack that is holding up the cards as well. They are heavy, and if you are going to force any space in between them, you're really going to need some sort of support like this.
Awesome, I cant wait to get it in SLI. Im sorry if there were pic's already displayed. I am logged in from work which blocks and filters some images so I never know what Im missing .
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Awesome, I cant wait to get it in SLI. Im sorry if there were pic's already displayed. I am logged in from work which blocks and filters some images so I never know what Im missing .
Well, I had the pics up on the HAF-X club thread, but not here. I meant to post pics of the cards in SLI anyways, seeing as I've heard discussion about people wanting to do it, but haven't seen anything myself. I was really concerned when I ordered all the parts for my rig whether or not I was going to have any issues fitting two of these cards on the same board. I can verify that it works fine, but you def want to put some sort of spacers in between them or your top card will overheat under heavy loads. For people watercooling thier gpus, there's probably no sense in getting the DCIIs. The biggest feature about them is thier drastically improved onboard cooling system.
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Hey guys I have been searching for one of these far and wide and they have them at Tiger Direct.
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Hey guys I have been searching for one of these far and wide and they have them at Tiger Direct.
There are always vendors on amazon that are selling. Sometimes you can find a pretty sweet deal. I think right now someone is selling them for almost $40USD under tigerdirect. (shipping not considered, although you might find free shipping through amazon on some vendors with amazon prime.)

Edit: Just realized the amazon ones are refurb at the moment. Sorry :/
Edited by Arimis5226 - 9/15/11 at 10:49am
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Well, I had the pics up on the HAF-X club thread, but not here. I meant to post pics of the cards in SLI anyways, seeing as I've heard discussion about people wanting to do it, but haven't seen anything myself. I was really concerned when I ordered all the parts for my rig whether or not I was going to have any issues fitting two of these cards on the same board. I can verify that it works fine, but you def want to put some sort of spacers in between them or your top card will overheat under heavy loads. For people watercooling thier gpus, there's probably no sense in getting the DCIIs. The biggest feature about them is thier drastically improved onboard cooling system.
Well it was on special at Canadacomputers with $40 off so I got one today. Just wondering if you could direct me not only to some overclock guides which for the CPU which I think you have written. My other main question is...do or did you have any issues in SLI with crashing and such and what did you do to fix it? I seem to have some crashes and locking up going in 3DMark11 and Unigine, BSC2 seemed to work fine though.

Thanks for the help Arimis!
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Well it was on special at Canadacomputers with $40 off so I got one today. Just wondering if you could direct me not only to some overclock guides which for the CPU which I think you have written. My other main question is...do or did you have any issues in SLI with crashing and such and what did you do to fix it? I seem to have some crashes and locking up going in 3DMark11 and Unigine, BSC2 seemed to work fine though.

Thanks for the help Arimis!
The drivers have crashed here and there. Will send me back to desktop. Some games don't like SLI with the most up to date 570 drivers. If I found a game that was a pesk, I would take it out of SLI for that application only, and push the video to my lower gpu to keep temps lower. Nothing I haven't been able to work around. Not all games do it though, just some. WoW and DoW weren't very SLI friendly with my nvidia and in game settings. Several others work fine. Didn't really see any change to fps with SLI in either of those two games, anyways. It may have something to do with the fact that, if a game doesn't support SLI, you have to force alternating frames. Some games are stable with that, other's not so much. I've been working with the nvidia feedback guys to hash out a few little issues. A few DX11 issues have come up, but I'm leaning towards the application and not the drivers. Hope this helps. I haven't tweaked these for OC yet. Just my CPU, and ram (not timing yet).

Edit: Most annoying issue i've found is with DOWII: Retribution. I have to leave the terrain detail settigns on low, lest I get bad stuttering during the in game video tests. All other settings on highest. I'm thinking after talking with some of the support folks, this is likely a DX11 issue, with conflicts with application and drivers being mismatched on some level. Easy to work around, just annoying as I can't crank ALL settings up.
Edited by Arimis5226 - 9/16/11 at 2:39pm
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The drivers have crashed here and there. Will send me back to desktop. Some games don't like SLI with the most up to date 570 drivers. If I found a game that was a pesk, I would take it out of SLI for that application only, and push the video to my lower gpu to keep temps lower. Nothing I haven't been able to work around. Not all games do it though, just some. WoW and DoW weren't very SLI friendly with my nvidia and in game settings. Several others work fine. Didn't really see any change to fps with SLI in either of those two games, anyways. It may have something to do with the fact that, if a game doesn't support SLI, you have to force alternating frames. Some games are stable with that, other's not so much. I've been working with the nvidia feedback guys to hash out a few little issues. A few DX11 issues have come up, but I'm leaning towards the application and not the drivers. Hope this helps. I haven't tweaked these for OC yet. Just my CPU, and ram (not timing yet).

Edit: Most annoying issue i've found is with DOWII: Retribution. I have to leave the terrain detail settigns on low, lest I get bad stuttering during the in game video tests. All other settings on highest. I'm thinking after talking with some of the support folks, this is likely a DX11 issue, with conflicts with application and drivers being mismatched on some level. Easy to work around, just annoying as I can't crank ALL settings up.
Great information to know thanks man!

As for the the overclocking, i was talking about your CPU. I see your at 4.4 stable. I was wondering if you had written up a spec list so I could try setting mine to the same settings.

Thanks again!
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I own one DCII that may enjoy a partner in a near futur

Great card ... running mine at 858mhz 1.025v and its rock solid. Quiet and cool.
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So I seem to have got rid of almost all bugs with these in SLI.
One thing i noticed when looking at the Vcore on the cards is that they were different...according to Nvidia Inspector. One was 0.963v on bus2 and 1.013v on bus1. I adjusted them to 1.013v and updated my Smartdoctor to 2.80 and its seems to be staying that way and working. Are they supposed to differ?

I also enabled Smartcooling and adjusted my sliders. I am able to stay below 65c on the top card and the bottom sits at about 42c on full load or playing crysis 2 on ultra dx11 high res textures... lookings amazing. The fans run at 64% at times, which is loud, but with headphones dont notice anyway. I was pretty impressed with that since before I adjusted the fan control I hit 91c pretty fast.

I got 3DMark 11 working with SLI finally, at stock it outputs P10180.

Cards are at stock and working great with some minor crashing of games (Crysis 2).

Just thought I'd give an update. Really loving these cards.
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Great information to know thanks man!

As for the the overclocking, i was talking about your CPU. I see your at 4.4 stable. I was wondering if you had written up a spec list so I could try setting mine to the same settings.

Thanks again!
I've actually gotten it up to 4.5 now, but I'm hitting a wall with my temps. I'll probably be reseating the heatsink soon. As for guides, I've honestly just gotten started in the whole OC bit. The Sandy Stable Club thread is where I went to learn most of what got me to where I'm at. If you want a real break down of my settings, let me know. I'm just not sure what good they would do you. Every mobo has slightly diff options. Go check out the club (click on the link in my sig). You can find a boat load of info in the very first post, and there are many people there who know a heck of a lot more than I do. (Better place to post cpu questions as well) PM me if you need/would like more direction. Good luck, and don't burn it up!
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