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Cooling for 2-3 GTX470 in sli?

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I'm about to buy a new computer. I will be running at least two GTX470 in sli. Crysis 2 is around the corner and what not.

Now, I'm using a 30" monitor. As such I'd want to play in either 2560*1600 or 1280*800. It seems as though Crysis 2 is doesn't require THAT much from the hardware, but I doubt 2x470 will be enough for max resolution. My question is, will 3x470 be enough? If not, I don't see any reason to go with 3 cards at this point. I think. hrms.

I also assume cooling of some kind is recommended. What would you suggest in terms of air?
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in terms of air you really dont have any options, due to any aftermarket cooler will be a 3 slot cooler which will eliminate the possibilty of 3 way sli,

do u mind filling out in your signature what your current/future specs are, that way we can help you better,

also i would just sugest to get 2 cards and maybe later down the road get a 3rd card, we have no clue how well crysis 2 will run becuase all we were given are dx9 eperiences, so how taxing will it be in dx11 we dont know,
i will speculate that it will be pretty taxing because from what i hear they are going to patch dx11 into the game later down the road, and unless they have been optimizing the engines dx11 features which does not seem to be whats happening, this things is going to be another crysis 1

but this is all speculation
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my sig rig:

nuff said

EDIT: I also wanted to get 3 way sli (considering the gtx 470s were $140) but I opted for a cooler and quieter rig
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I added the very most likely items that I'll get in my signature. Some things are still "being researched".

I guess I'll go with dual 470 for now and be happy with it. Could always upgrade the cards later at some point and take it from there.
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