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Okay here it goes, Which 580's out of this selection would you recommend to run in SLI? I need to order these soon, The Asus Direct one is too bulky for my liking, so that is out of the question.

I have these to select from:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...914&subid=1812

I would prefer quieter/cooler ones if there is any percides the Asus
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Okay here it goes, Which 580's out of this selection would you recommend to run in SLI? I need to order these soon, The Asus Direct one is too bulky for my liking, so that is out of the question.

I have these to select from:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...914&subid=1812

I would prefer quieter/cooler ones if there is any percides the Asus
Go with the MSI, they run very cool, decent warranties, its the only company id reccomend besides asus/evga
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Go with the MSI, they run very cool, decent warranties, its the only company id reccomend besides asus/evga
I was told that the MSI ones do not exaughst the heat out of the case like the other cards which leaves heat in the case? I have two top fans on my Haf x case though pushing the hot air out. How loud of the MSI fans?
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If space isn't an issue I'd say the Asus, great warranty and done by serial number so easier to resell, runs cool, and just looks bad ass> If not asus then the MSI for sure
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The asus cards are awesome, but then you have to deal with the spacing issue. I would recommend the msi twin frozr II. Awesome cards and they run very cool and quiet.
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A setup I've seen recommended multiple times is a reference card bottom with a cooler like the twin frozr top, bottom card exhausts most of it's heat out of the case, limiting how much it heats up the top card, so it normalizes the heating. Bottom card will be hotter than if it was a non-reference, but the top card will be cooler than if the bottom card was non-reference. My opinion on it is if you go reference go EVGA for the warranty, if not, for 2-slots go MSI twin frozr, if you can afford 3-slots, go Asus.

With SLI 580s, that's enough money invested that I'd really consider just settling for EVGA's reference card.

Granted, your motherboard does have room for SLI Asus DCUIIs (2 spaces between your x8 lanes) ... I know you said you weren't fond of them, but if you're looking for quiet and cool....
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Of those listed, I would go for the Twin frozr II
But since it doesnt have VRM cooling, I would really suggest you try and find the gigabyte Windforce X3, as its a reference PCB, a really good cooler, and VRM heatsinks
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A setup I've seen recommended multiple times is a reference card bottom with a cooler like the twin frozr top, bottom card exhausts most of it's heat out of the case, limiting how much it heats up the top card, so it normalizes the heating. Bottom card will be hotter than if it was a non-reference, but the top card will be cooler than if the bottom card was non-reference. My opinion on it is if you go reference go EVGA for the warranty, if not, for 2-slots go MSI twin frozr, if you can afford 3-slots, go Asus.

With SLI 580s, that's enough money invested that I'd really consider just settling for EVGA's reference card.

Granted, your motherboard does have room for SLI Asus DCUIIs (2 spaces between your x8 lanes) ... I know you said you weren't fond of them, but if you're looking for quiet and cool....
Yes but the real question im pondering with these is even though there will be space to fit them in, will they actually have space between them? I dont want them sandwitched against eachother.
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Of those listed, I would go for the Twin frozr II
But since it doesnt have VRM cooling, I would really suggest you try and find the gigabyte Windforce X3, as its a reference PCB, a really good cooler, and VRM heatsinks
i could pick these up from another retailer, why do you recommend them to be so good? I never even knew of them until you said.
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Yes but the real question im pondering with these is even though there will be space to fit them in, will they actually have space between them? I dont want them sandwitched against eachother.
Only the slot cover is 3 slots wide. The cooler itself is only ~2.5-2.7 slots wide. There will be enough room.
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