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Asus and Zotac gtx 580 need help

I just bought a new zotac gtx 580 for my system, I already an asus gtx 580 dcu2 :)
My questions are :

1. Will I have any SLI issues because of different brands ? and slightly different clocks ?
2. Does my cards too close to each other ? Will it cause extra heat? (see the pic below)



Haven't got my psu yet (out of stock)
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  1. Why don't you have the 6/8pin power connectors hooked up to the Zotac?

    You shouldn't experience any trouble using a different brands.Although when you use a card that has higher clocks than the other card it is lowered to the card with the lower clocks so they run at the same speed.

    Heat shouldn't be a problem for you.You have a full slot or two between the cards so they will breath nicely.If you are worried about the temps on the top card I would put the Asus card in the top slot since it has better cooling and can deal with the elevated temps of being a top card in SLI.

    Actually I just looked at that picture again,how much space is their between the bottom card and the PSU?
  2. purple stank said:
    Why don't you have the 6/8pin power connectors hooked up to the Zotac?

    You shouldn't experience any trouble using a different brands.Although when you use a card that has higher clocks than the other card it is lowered to the card with the lower clocks so they run at the same speed.

    Heat shouldn't be a problem for you.You have a full slot or two between the cards so they will breath nicely.If you are worried about the temps on the top card I would put the Asus card in the top slot since it has better cooling and can deal with the elevated temps of being a top card in SLI.

    Actually I just looked at that picture again,how much space is their between the bottom card and the PSU?


    No power connectors because I haven't recieved the psu (delivery in 1 week)

    Not much space, but I can pass my hand thru it :sarcastic:

    I called the customer support and they said that the psu will fit in :na:
    What pisses me off is why they gave me an Asus dcu2 ? I asked for normal gpu ffs... they gave the dcu2 for the price of the basic gpu.
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    You shouldn't be using the card at all if it has no power connectors.

    That's a good deal.The Asus DC is a really really good aftermarket cooler.I would rather have that then a reference design.

    Either way you shouldn't have any problems with heat.

    What is the make/model of the PSU?
  4. purple stank said:
    You shouldn't be using the card at all if it has no power connectors.

    That's a good deal.The Asus DC is a really really good aftermarket cooler.I would rather have that then a reference design.

    Either way you shouldn't have any problems with heat.

    What is the make/model of the PSU?


    my current psu is thermaltake grand gold x 750w
    I'll be getting the Corsair hx 1000w
  5. Alright.That's a good choice.
  6. Best answer selected by -ken-.
  7. thanks 4 the help mate :)
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