Asus P5N-D 275GTX SLI compatible?

Hi,

I'd like to know if two 275GTX will fit in with an Asus P5N-D with Nvidia i750 chipset

i heard the slots are rather close together and was wondering if that would be a problem.

Also planning on getting an Antec 900 case (if thats relevant).

thanks
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  1. They will fit but snugly and you'll have enough room to slide one or two credit cards between. I would rather get one GTX 295 than to have to worry about the heat and the fan noise from two cards just to blow away the extra heat from 2 cards so close together. If you're not going to game on a 26 or 30 inch monitor, why the SLI GTX 275s?
  2. Hi. I'm getting a Dell 23 inch monitor that does a resolution of 2048x1152. I want to get a single GTX 275 to run DX10 on max quality for now. of the games I play, the biggest resource hog is Company of Heroes. In multiplayer 3v3 or 4v4 games it can get quite laggy on even high end cards today.

    but I wanted to get an SLI board just so that I would have the option of getting an additional 275 GTX in the future, if I find that I need a better rig for future games like starcraft 2, order of war, etc (i'm a real-time strategy enthusiast).

    I'm getting "SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER" and "ANTEC 900 CASING" with a E8400 3.0 GHz and 4GB of 800 MHz DDR2 RAM

    Also, any idea if the PCI 2.0 slots will be the same used by 5870 and GT 300 series of cards?
  3. sorry i meant to say,
    In multiplayer 3v3 or 4v4 games it can get quite laggy on modern mid-range cards. from benchmarks i've seen, seems a single 275GTX will handle it fine on that resolution and full AA and AF

    Do you think my case/cooler etc these would help the heat problem if i do go SLI? Do you expect it to be quite bad?
  4. I play CoH on an e8400 OC'd to 3.6 Ghz and the GTX 260 handles the framerates okay, even when I play skirmish against 4 experts computer players . I play on DX9 so I'm not sure about DX10 other than some games runs noticeable slower on DX10. A single GTS 275 should compliment the e8400 quite but unless you OC to 3.6 Ghz you're holding back that GTX 275.

    I leave out the side panel out of my P5N-D sli rig just to help cool the videocards. That's why I'll never build an SLI rig again. Any SLI rig is not as as convenient than a single card set up. SLI means more problems.


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  5. wow that sounds neato. Do you think with my CPU cooler and Corsair DDr2 800 RAM i can overclock my E8400? ... What about the Q8400 2.66 GHz Quad Core. what that be a better option to run in sync iwth a GTX 275?

    thanks
  6. For gaming, the e8400 wins over the Q8400 by a mile. The DDR2 800 is fine as they'll run on stock at 1600 FSB, 9 multi X 400 = 3.6 GHz. Look up Youtuibe on the e8400 and P5N-D overclocking tips.
  7. thanks a lot man that's great :) i just wondered if i'd need any special cooling or if what i'm getting should be okay. would help if u cud let me know what ur case/cpu-cooling are
  8. @HundreIslandsBoy

    I have a P5N-D in Sli with 8800s. His cards are much bigger, do you think he'll have any problem's with the P5N-D SATA location?
  9. starams5 said:
    @HundreIslandsBoy

    I have a P5N-D in Sli with 8800s. His cards are much bigger, do you think he'll have any problem's with the P5N-D SATA location?


    Good point. I just took a look at my P5N-D and imagined a 10.6 inch card in there. At best you'll still have two SATA ports. At worst, one left that isn't blocked.
  10. great thanks for the info. Could you just let me know if my CPU cooler + case combo is good enough for overclocking? ... what type of Case and CPU cooler do u have?
  11. With the E8400 you should have no problems OCing the P5N-D, I run my E8500@4.001GHz comfortably. If you don't mind me recommending some good memory for this board see link, I run it at 1100 MHz 1.3v with no problems.

    Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) KHX8500D2K2/4G
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104073
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=583754
  12. ^ that's 2.3v not 1.3v on the mem, blocked from editing message.
  13. nice, thats cool. Guess i'll go for that setup then. :) thanks guys!
  14. Any GTX 200 series cards will fit on the Asus P5N-D in SLI.

    The problem you will have is with the 4 Sata Ports on the board getting in the way of the 2nd Pci-e slot.

    I just put in a P5N-D and 2 GTX 260 55nm 216 core cards. It was not easy because I had to use the two 90 degree Sata cords that came with the motherboard. I had to plug in one (90 degree or L) sata in the first spot and the other in the last slot. I could only use 2 of my 4 sata ports on the motherboard. I had to disconnect one of my dvd burners because there is no other way to get the 2nd card (or bottom card) to fit with out cutting on the cards housing to use more than 2 sata ports.
  15. hollywood2001 said:
    Any GTX 200 series cards will fit on the Asus P5N-D in SLI.

    The problem you will have is with the 4 Sata Ports on the board getting in the way of the 2nd Pci-e slot.

    I just put in a P5N-D and 2 GTX 260 55nm 216 core cards. It was not easy because I had to use the two 90 degree Sata cords that came with the motherboard. I had to plug in one (90 degree or L) sata in the first spot and the other in the last slot. I could only use 2 of my 4 sata ports on the motherboard. I had to disconnect one of my dvd burners because there is no other way to get the 2nd card (or bottom card) to fit with out cutting on the cards housing to use more than 2 sata ports.


    Hollywood, I just bought the same board (P5N-D) and two BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 55 cards. I was kicking myself in the arse when I started setting it up and had the same issues that you mentioned. Even so, you were able to get the card to seat OK with one stat connected at top the other on the bottom? Also, what OS are you using? I'm going to use XP pro. Any tips on bios/os setup before my "Smoke test" (initial start ans run up)??

    I have: 4GB (2X3GB sticks) Corsair (Twin2X4096-6400C4DHX G), Kingston HyperX memory cooler, 1000 watt PS, Zalman CNPS9900A CPU cooler, CM690 with 12 fans (yes 12 total), 2 Kazemaster controllers, 1 NZXT Sentry Lx controller all going into a cooler master CM 690 case.
  16. hi all, heres some pics of my solution to the sli P5N-D setup covering the sata ports. ive run both 8800gts sli and now gtx275 sli. the later are bigger and cover all ports, but the 8800 only covered 1. anyway thats not important, as i found a cheap and effective way to free them all up.

    Its a PCI-X Riser Adapter :bounce:



    http://www.darkwire.com.au/html/pci_bus_adapters_and_extenders.html#PCI

    basically it lift the second card up high enough to access all sata ports. ive fixed the card in with 2x motherboard risers. this screws in and supports the 2nd card plating from below , as well as allowing a screw to be put in the top thread hole and fix the card in place. (pictured) they actually have a thinner thread on top as compared with below, so they wont screw right into each other. but this is fine as it makes it just the right height anyway :)









  17. Hey man, you are awesome! I have been trying to find a solution for this issue for months! I was about to buy another motherboard. You saved me allot of money. Thank you so much!
    haydent said:
    hi all, heres some pics of my solution to the sli P5N-D setup covering the sata ports. ive run both 8800gts sli and now gtx275 sli. the later are bigger and cover all ports, but the 8800 only covered 1. anyway thats not important, as i found a cheap and effective way to free them all up.

    Its a PCI-X Riser Adapter :bounce:

    http://www.darkwire.com.au/assets/images/PCI_Express_Riser.jpg

    http://www.darkwire.com.au/html/pci_bus_adapters_and_extenders.html#PCI

    basically it lift the second card up high enough to access all sata ports. ive fixed the card in with 2x motherboard risers. this screws in and supports the 2nd card plating from below , as well as allowing a screw to be put in the top thread hole and fix the card in place. (pictured) they actually have a thinner thread on top as compared with below, so they wont screw right into each other. but this is fine as it makes it just the right height anyway :)

    http://www.startists.tv/_image/sli/DSC02466.jpg

    http://www.startists.tv/_image/sli/DSC02467.JPG

    http://www.startists.tv/_image/sli/DSC02468.jpg

    http://www.startists.tv/_image/sli/DSC02469.JPG

    http://www.startists.tv/_image/sli/DSC02472.JPG
  18. no problem dude, great to hear that, i find the board not too bad at all. i can get my e8500 to run 4ghz easy with a my zalman air cooler.

    id also been thinking that you could use one of the ribbon risers from that store to access one of the pcix x1 or pci slots that are covered by either of the cards.
  19. That's a nice PCI-X Riser Adapter, all the others I've seen are angled. Thanks for the link, should help other P5N-D users. The fit over the sata ports seem to have a lot do with not only the size of the card but how the fan housing is made as well. Some cards have the box shaped housing and those are the toughest. The cards with the rounded housings are much easier to deal with over those sata ports. I can run 8800GT's (rounded housing) over the sata ports with no problem, another guy posted at the ASUS forum with two 8800GT's (box housing) and his cards wouldn't fit.

    Hello hundredislandsboy, long time no see.
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