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Custom Cooler GPU SLI, How to manage Airflow?

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a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 7:41:30 PM

Hi, I intend to SLI 2 Gigabyte 670 Windforce or 2 MSI N670 PE in my Corsair 500R Case with the following fan setup:

2X 140mm front intake( XIGMATEK CLF-F1454 140mm 60 CFM/16dba)->replaced stock 2X120 intake
1X 120 mm bottom intake(original stock front fan, no data avaliable)
1X 200mm side intake (original stock side fan, no data avaliable)
2X 120mm exhaust fan(mounted rear & top rear)
CPU Air Cooler directed at Rear exhaust.

The mobo is ASRock Z77 Extreme 4( there are decent space between the two PCIExpress slots) and the CPU is i5-3570K.

Is my current set up good enough to keep everything in the system Cool during SLI? Do I need to add fans/drop fans/flip fans?

If you have experience SLIing with Custom Cooler GPU please post your airflow set up and whether it was satisfactory to you.

p.s If you had success SLIing in a close case like Antec P280/Fractic Design Define series that info would be greatly appreciated.
August 21, 2012 8:11:09 PM

question is will you overclock?
also wont side fan destroy your airflow in case?

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revro
a b U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 8:19:28 PM

revro said:
question is will you overclock?
also wont side fan destroy your airflow in case?

best
revro


I will Overclock the CPU certainly, but that should be something my PH-TC14PE can handle.

The GPU will be overclocked if in SLI I still can't get close to 120 FPS on BF3 1080p Ultra 16AF 0XAA HBOA which I think is likely

Side fan will either push cold air onto the GPU or pull hot air exhaust from the GPU to the outside, I don't see it destroy airflow either way.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 8:45:05 PM
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sherlockwing said:
I will Overclock the CPU certainly, but that should be something my PH-TC14PE can handle.

The GPU will be overclocked if in SLI I still can't get close to 120 FPS on BF3 1080p Ultra 16AF 0XAA HBOA which I think is likely

Side fan will either push cold air onto the GPU or pull hot air exhaust from the GPU to the outside, I don't see it destroy airflow either way.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 21, 2012 10:52:59 PM

You should be fine to be honest.
a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 12:49:30 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
August 29, 2012 5:40:12 AM

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