Hello all, so i currently own a GTX 480, or as some call it, "The Oven," Im looking and getting another one and then SLIing them. The thing is i dont want to cook my computer since at load they are around 90C to 93C and the best solution i have seen in the arctic cooling accel x3 unit. The one thing i want to know is how much room does it take up? with my current case/board im kind of hard pressed for room, so does any one have the dimensions on them? Or even easier when i have it installed on a GTX 480 will it make the card larger? smaller? or about the same size?
That cooler is not designed to be used in SLI as it takes up several slots (3 I believe). It all depends on the board and case you are running. My advice is to stick with the one 480 and get that cooler as I never recommend multi card setups anyway.
you can do SLI with them i have seen it done before, the problem i could see haveing with it is just the length of it. the GTX 480 is 10.5" and its sitting right up to the housing for my hard drives. i just want to see how long it is before i start hacking away at my case.
yeah thats the one thing i was kinda worried about right now im trying to decide if its worth buying another one then buying 2 cooling units for them or just buy a 660 and run a 660 and a 480 just not SLI (Have multiple monitors) last i checked a 660 card is about $230 and IIRC a 660 has the about the same power as 2 480s