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What do you mean by that exactly?

I used to have that problem with USB connectors on my UD9. My last card would sit on top of the USB connectors and the power/reset/leds connectors.

What I did was take strong cutters and cut the USB connector a bit at the bottom to make it shorter, and that enabled me to put it under the card.
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You cut the metal part on the MB or the plastic part on the connector? BTW in my case it was enough to get rid of the handy Asus Q-Connector (a sort of white bridge) which gave the cm I needed.
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No, didn't though the MB, only the connector itself.
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You've got two front fans, there is no way it should be idling this high, especially with space between.

Judging by the pictures, start with a large can of compressed air on everything, especially the front fans. Repeat every 6 weeks.

The other thing I'd suggest is trying to get some cable management going to improve the airflow. I know the case isn't superior for cable management, but the reviews are saying you can get some going. Chiefly try to get that 24-pin cable out from between the front fans and the 580s.
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Mafia2020:
The Gainward GTX580 Good Edition is bi-directional cooling card, meaning half of its heat is being exhausted out from the front of the card. Therefore, the 2 front 120mm case fans should not be spinning fast as their intake air will/might just push the hot exhausted air back into the 2 cards.

Read my post (#12) in this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ii-best-2.html

Note the 2 provisions which I mentioned. All the ideas that I mentioned there also apply to your situation, short term and mid term (because even when you use aftermarket coolers, you will still have to deal with hot air dumped inside the case).

Try to follow those as many as possible. (It is good that you already have the V8 oriented upward)
I hope it helps you.
Edited by windfire - 4/14/11 at 9:17am
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Apparently, by enabling the 20mm Side Fan bundled with my case I managed to effectively reduce temperatures, especially for the upper card; these are the latest:

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Idle 45°/45°
Under Load 78°/78°
Note: These temps I got from running 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11, which (I suppose are more stressing than real life videogames).

@Apocalypse: Gonna try your suggestions.
@Windfire: I am not sure my card is the "Good Edition"? It isn't mentioned anywhere on the boxes.
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make your own fan profile and let your cards game at 91-93C
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@Littledonny: I noticed you have a configuration similar to mine (Asus Rampage II Extreme + 470 SLI); I wonder if 1) You had troubles fitting the second card in the lowest position due to the physical interference of USB Connectors and Various LEDs 2) If your cards are sporting a custom cooling (3-slot per card) and if yes, if you could fit the lowest card without problem..
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