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Zotac GTX 480 3X SLi Classified Motherboard?

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August 20, 2010 5:41:31 AM

Simple yet hard question for me to find the answer to.


Will 3 Zotac GTX 480 AMP Editions fit in my EVGA 3 Way Classified motherboard?


No luck with google on this question so I am asking the experts.
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August 20, 2010 6:01:06 AM

each AMP edition takes up 3 slots, so i guess the answer is no =(

any particular reason you need 3?
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August 20, 2010 6:22:17 AM

I have always ran 3 way SLI and I have 3 monitors. I know its overkill but that is the setup I want. any ideas on how to cool the EVGA cards then?
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August 20, 2010 3:48:00 PM

monstermankc said:
I have always ran 3 way SLI and I have 3 monitors. I know its overkill but that is the setup I want. any ideas on how to cool the EVGA cards then?


What is your ambient (room) temp? And the rest of your spec's?
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August 20, 2010 9:32:12 PM

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Do you even have a cpu fast enough for that setup?

Intel i7 975
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August 20, 2010 9:33:05 PM

OvrClkr said:
What is your ambient (room) temp? And the rest of your spec's?



About 27 c
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August 20, 2010 9:40:35 PM

27c is way too hot to be running TRI-480's on AIR. You might want to look at a watercooling setup.
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August 20, 2010 10:12:21 PM

Im adding aan airconditioner to the room to cool it down. I will park it right next to the PC
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August 20, 2010 11:03:40 PM

OvrClkr said:
27c is way too hot to be running TRI-480's on AIR. You might want to look at a watercooling setup.

Would 18 c be ok?
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August 20, 2010 11:35:06 PM

monstermankc said:
Would 18 c be ok?


well you dont have to go as far as 18c, I was shooting for at least 24c. I assume you are not paying the electric bill :lol: 

anyways you should be fine with that A/C, take your time with the cable management to get optimum airflow in your case, a mess of wires can cause a disaster.
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August 20, 2010 11:37:48 PM

OvrClkr said:
well you dont have to go as far as 18c, I was shooting for at least 24c. I assume you are not paying the electric bill :lol: 

anyways you should be fine with that A/C, take your time with the cable management to get optimum airflow in your case, a mess of wires can cause a disaster.



He could be one of those who know how to steal electric. As for temps I agree and water cooling is cheaper in the long run than using a dedicated A/C. Blocks can be expensive but for you it will save you money.
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August 21, 2010 12:03:53 AM

nforce4max said:
He could be one of those who know how to steal electric. As for temps I agree and water cooling is cheaper in the long run than using a dedicated A/C. Blocks can be expensive but for you it will save you money.


yup, if I were to spend 1350.00$ on the GPU's alone I would not hesitate to put them under water. On air I wouldn't be able to tolerate the heat that is coming from the PC while pushing all 3 GPU's maxed out on 3 screens.. Hell no, my single 5850 can warm up the room when overvolted quite easily, I can only imagine what TRI-480's will do..
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August 29, 2010 2:12:42 AM

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August 29, 2010 11:33:53 AM

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