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post #21 of 35
No problems and unfortunately no, i don't have a vent slot for the psu, it's a cheap case :/, gonna change it for the corsair 650D when ill have the money.
Edited by 222Panther222 - 3/27/11 at 9:19pm
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you could grab some electric tape and fold over a few time, and then stick it where the power connectors are
    
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Yeah I had the same issue with my 5770s, but nice thing about gigabyte is they put an extra slot between the cards ^_^
 
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Yeah I think your best bet is to just move the 2nd card to the 3rd slot then get a long bridge. Since it doesn't lower performance like 222Panther222 showed with his link, you should be able to enjoy a lot lower temperatures and quieter fans haha!

Goodluck and hope you get it sorted.
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Originally Posted by theonedub View Post
Side panel fan is all it takes to resolve temps. Sometimes it works better as an exhaust rather than an intake, but either way temps will not be an issue if you can get the fan on them.
That is not enough to resolve the issue. The top card will still run significantly hotter. Usually not to the point where the top card will be damaged, but rather to the point where you'll see 10-20C higher temps at more prominent noise levels. You're talking to someone who has played with way too many graphics cards in oh so many configurations
    
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Hi ppl

These cards are making me very uneasy about my new build, do they really need to design them that they are this close to each other. I had to spread them a bit otherwise they are touching each other, the bottom can short circuit with the top metal plate at the power connections on the PCB board.

Maybe i should insulate the top plate somehow.

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back plates? if the fit?
    
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you've picked the wrong board/case combo for an SLI setup. I'm guessing you won't be able to put the bottom card in the lowest slot on the board because it'll hit the PSU, and/or otherwise collide with some case component like the rear panel. So you're stuck having them very close together, and the top card is almost certain to run very warmly in this circumstance.

I'd grab a board w/at least one extra slot between the cards, preferably 2 slots (like mine ).

That, or go easy on the overvolting/overclocking.
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post #28 of 35
a better designed board will help. i'm in the same situation currently and the top card runs hot and loud like a GTX 470
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post #29 of 35
i would put the 2nd gpu in a 3rd pciex slot if it is available...
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Don't worry mine is even closer to each other, the top one is 20c higher than the above one but i guess it's sli disadvantage..
That's definitely not a normal part of SLI

My top card is ~5c warmer at most.
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