Problem is these (ECS GTX460 Black) come equipped with gigantic coolers!
They take apoximately 3 pci slots and considering the dual fans and gtx460chip consume lots of power. Please recommend me a motherboard with sufficient pci space for two of these cards and a PSU with sufficient power for these power hungry cards. Thanks in advance!!
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Yes, I've decided on these cards specifically because of their cooling power (its amazing). I never overclocked anything but provided i would have to at some point....these cards would allow me to do so and not sacrifice low temperatures/stability!
I found this motherboard to be spacious enough but with my current luck it seems it only supports crossfire!
Well not just those cards are good. The DirectCu for the 6850 in CF run much better (not by much but they do run better) that 460's in SLI. That overclock to about the same.
Low temps don't always mean stability as well. It also has to do with how the person OCs. I can keep my 5850 below 70 running the fan 100% and it will run stable. It performs at the level of the 5870 (a little over) once overclocked.