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triple slot coolers to become the norm in the future? it's a possibility.

I wouldn't be surprised. More cases are coming out with 10 slots that fit these coolers in SLI. The gpus are getting more powerful and need more heat removed. Look at how well the 480's respond to triple slot coolers. If they are going to move to the 375w PCIe 2.0 standard these coolers will be necessary.
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If triple slot coolers become the norm then I can imagine XL-ATX boards to become the norm as well as cases like the HAF-X.

I'm getting a pair of gtx570s and what I'm planning on doing is buying this and putting it in the top PCI-e slot then getting a dual slot brand like the MSI gtx570 twin frozor or Gigabyte gtx570 windforce3x for the bottom slot. If I make sure they are both clocked the same it should work fine.
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I have updated the first post to be more of a review on the card now. I will be adding a couple new screen shots up soon. I hope you enjoy this casual review.
    
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I just got the same card except in the 580 flavor, looks like it's the exact same cooler!
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Nice pictures, impressions and certainly one monster of a card. This does have a backplate on it correct? I believe it does so that you shouldn't have to worry about the PCB flexing but man you can still see the weight of it pulling it down. How stable or sturdy do you feel it is when installed? Gratz on the card.
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Originally Posted by juano;12601837 
Nice pictures, impressions and certainly one monster of a card. This does have a backplate on it correct? I believe it does so that you shouldn't have to worry about the PCB flexing but man you can still see the weight of it pulling it down. How stable or sturdy do you feel it is when installed? Gratz on the card.

Yes there is a full back plate for this card. As far as the weight goes, its not absurdly heavy, but I also have the card screwed in the case 3x in the PCI holes.
It feels fine to me, as far as being sturdy.
    
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I was so tempted to order this for my current build but decided on a 2-slot eVGA instead because of price/future SLI

But i have to admit, its a good looking card and a sweet cooler, Grats man
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post #18 of 539
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Originally Posted by ExplosiveBacon;12527445 
hmmm, they should make a four slot version!!!! Instead of your case feeling empty without sli, you could have this and feel like a man. That would be awesome sauce!!!biggrin.gif

Baby steps. Baby steps. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by KenjiS;12601985 
I was so tempted to order this for my current build but decided on a 2-slot eVGA instead because of price/future SLI

But i have to admit, its a good looking card and a sweet cooler, Grats man

Thank you... I thought about that too... but between all the 570s I've seen reported as failing when OC'ed... and maybe these new higher quality parts would help with that... not to mention I only have an mATX case, with nothing else going into my PCI slots... and SLIing in those can cause a good bit of heat build up in the upper card.
    
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Thank you... I thought about that too... but between all the 570s I've seen reported as failing when OC'ed... and maybe these new higher quality parts would help with that... not to mention I only have an mATX case, with nothing else going into my PCI slots... and SLIing in those can cause a good bit of heat build up in the upper card.

I can understand that and i was even pretty sure i could SLI the Asus anyways, I also got a rather good price on the eVGA (after rebates around $300) so im really not complaining...im not too concerned with heat in my new rig...But i also have a FAR bigger case than you
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