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GTX-560's in SLI in 3.0 slots?

Hey everyone, i was looking to possibly upgrade and add a second GPU into my rig.

Im using the AsRock Extreme4 Gen3 P67 mobo and a Evga 560 Superclocked 1gb Graphics Card.

These are in a Cooler Master Haf912 case, and due to the placement of the PSU, it makes fitting a PCI 2.0 card into the PCI 2.0 slot impossible, it simply will not fit.

Fortunatly it is backwards compatable with PCIE 3.0's so i just threw it in there.

So my question would be, am I able to put another card into the second 3.0 slot and run them in SLI? i dont see why it would not be able to run both in SLI like this, but I just wanna make sure before i go ahead and buy another 200$ card, and if not im just going to upgrade to a single 580.

Heres the card btw
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664&Tpk=14-130-664

Thanks for the help.
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  1. Well it should be technically fine.
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    You want to put your main video card in the first full length slot closest to the cpu socket. That bottom pci-e 2.0 slot is only a x4 slot and you would have not been happy with the performance of your video card in that slot. The new Pci-e 3.0 slots are all bacwards compatable and you can put any 2.0 or 2.1 card in any of those slots , even both if you are going with SLI.
  3. inzone said:
    You want to put your main video card in the first full length slot closest to the cpu socket. That bottom pci-e 2.0 slot is only a x4 slot and you would have not been happy with the performance of your video card in that slot. The new Pci-e 3.0 slots are all bacwards compatable and you can put any 2.0 or 2.1 card in any of those slots , even both if you are going with SLI.


    awesome, i thought it should be fine but wanted to be sure, i currently have it in the top 3.0 slot now, gonna pick up another GPU when my tax return kicks back then ill be set, thanks for the help guys.
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