I have heard that this particular Motherboard sits the x8/x8 PCIe slots relatively close to one another, and that if I were to SLI 460s on this board I may need to opt for reference cards with no cooler modifications.
Any experience with this board? Could I use, for example, MSI's 1GB Cyclone GTX 460 cards? They have a relatively large fan added.
I build off EVGA exclusively for all my SLI rigs, and the PCIe slots aren't any different than other MOBO's standard spread. Keep in mind the GPU itself stripped (w/o coolers) is ~ 1/4" wide, and the cooling is Front->Rear. The non-reference + SLI GPU can still pull the air fine.
However, I must note - the non-reference do a better job cooling the GPU but they also do a nice job heating the case so add a/an large top venting fan(s).
Thanks, after further evaluation- I think I will hold off for the EVGA 460 anyways, as the current MSI 460 is offered with a rebate and general consensus is that MSI is a terrible vendor to expect rebate honoring from.