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I'm uploading pictures now guys, I'm tempted to make a build blog, of what I do, how I do it etc...

The pictures will be pretty clear as to why it won't fit, I'd assume, unless the PCI slots in the sabertooth are further over to the left, (if you see the pictures you'll understand).

I'll put some descriptions up too.
    
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Photo bucket album

As you can see, where my finger is on one of the pictures, there won't be enough room for that Twin Frozr II, unless you guys think otherwise?

Firstly, will the new motherboard, the sabertooth have a different clearance cause it's a bigger board, I.E. so the PCI slots are further to the right?

I'm not impressed with my H50 at all, although load temperatures don't exceed 54 degrees when gaming, I don't like the noise at all. It's far too loud for me personally. So selling it to my friend is the way forwards.

What do you guys think?

P.S. Didn't realise there was a picture of my girlfriend and I 2 years ago hahah, oh well, take a look if you wish
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What am I even saying, my current card takes three slots, the first slot is going to be for my USB 3.0, second slot for the Zotac GTX 470, takes up 3 slots, then the twin frozr II will be ever so close to the Zotac, unless I swich them round. It should fit... but barely, and I doubt it'd be any good at cooling?

Edit: On second thoughts, it'd work, as the rear of the case has vent holes which would increase airflow if I moved the Zotac to the 5th slot. By slot I just mean the openings on the case, and as you can see, there are 7 of them, the zotac is inthe 2nd, and the next graphics card would be n the 5th hopefully leaving enough room.
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Here's what I have so far:

    
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there is plenty of space there far as I can tell, after market coolers always make your sli/xfire close there isn't really any way round it you just have to make sure there is plenty of airflow temp wise your top card will never be as cool as it used to be cant really avoid that.
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there is plenty of space there far as I can tell, after market coolers always make your sli/xfire close there isn't really any way round it you just have to make sure there is plenty of airflow temp wise your top card will never be as cool as it used to be cant really avoid that.
Well my case is mounted at 90 degrees so... may make the airflow a little better. And with regards to which one goes on top (that's what she said), I'd say the Zotac.

Cause that cooler is pretty decent, and can shift some serious air. How loud are SLI systems, never had one!?
    
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I don't think 750W PSU is enough for two GTX 470's, I'd feel safer with 850w, but that's just me.
    
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Well my case is mounted at 90 degrees so... may make the airflow a little better. And with regards to which one goes on top (that's what she said), I'd say the Zotac.

Cause that cooler is pretty decent, and can shift some serious air. How loud are SLI systems, never had one!?
Loudness is dependent on case, ambient temps, fan profiles, GPU, etc. When I had a Crossfire setup I never noticed any difference between one card going full blast and two.
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I don't think 750W PSU is enough for two GTX 470's, I'd feel safer with 850w, but that's just me.
750w is more than enough for SB and 2x fermi's

850w+ for tri sli 470's
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currently have crossfire 5870's when they were stock cooled they sounded like a plane taking off every time I booted up my machine now they are not too bad at all

Depends allot I guess how much noise you find uncomfortable and how aggressively you push the fan vs temp up mine run at about 25c delta on 20% fan under heavy load which is slightly warm but more or less silent

a gtx 460 uses what 250w under load? leaving you with plenty of head room on a 750 tbh
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