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Will I be able to fit two of these graphics cards in SLI?

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December 14, 2012 2:50:14 AM

Dual SLI with two triple-slot graphics cards can be tricky.

Could I fit two of these in this case with an ATX motherboard?

Graphics card -- http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-Overclocked-Utilities...

Case -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 14, 2012 3:05:15 AM

That would depend on the layout of the motherboard, and I would not advise it either way, as you'd have to put the cards back to back if it could fit in most cases. You'd be better off getting cards with 2 slot coolers for extra breathing room, and in the end, they'd stay cooler for it as having space between them will help more than the extra slot worth of HSF.
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December 14, 2012 3:17:47 AM

What cpu do you have
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December 14, 2012 3:31:16 AM

I wouldn't the Top is the s*** but if you can not fit them i guess you could do that
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December 14, 2012 3:37:48 AM

Even with mobos eatx with 4 pcie slots it's really hard to do sli with the asus triple slot, that card was meant to go single and as a single card it's one of the best, also to be honest you could get just two evga 670 gtx ftw and save some money, you'll get about the same performance.
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December 15, 2012 2:31:36 AM

bystander said:
I definitely prefer this option.

Btw, what is the monitor setup for this system?


I have a single 27" 1920x1080 monitor.

And from my research the MSI motherboard has more features and is higher quality than the ASUS Sabertooth Z77.

It has built-in wi-fi.
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December 15, 2012 2:35:20 AM

You might be best off purchasing just one 680 for now. Then decide if you need more. There won't be a lot of situations that a 60hz 1080p monitor will need two 680's.
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December 15, 2012 2:43:12 AM

bystander said:
You might be best off purchasing just one 680 for now. Then decide if you need more. There won't be a lot of situations that a 60hz 1080p monitor will need two 680's.


Maxing out games like Metro 2033, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 and 3, Far Cry 3, the PC port of GTA 4, and several other games requires brute force. At least two flagship GPU's from AMD or Nvidia are required to play these games smoothly at max settings, even at 1080.

I may upgrade to a 120hz monitor in the future.
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December 15, 2012 2:50:29 AM

While maxing and getting 60 FPS is difficult in a few of those, a single 680 comes close with just a few dropped settings in most of them.

A 120hz monitor would at least put them to use a lot more.
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December 15, 2012 2:52:55 AM

I thought you had a triple monitor setup or a 1440p monitor, for 1080p two 680 gtx is a waste, just get two 670 gtx and you will have ~120 fps @ 1080p.



http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/im...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/im...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670_SLI/im...


Even two 670 gtx in SLI is overkill for 1080p and no difference between two 670 gtx and two 680 gtx in SLI.
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December 15, 2012 3:14:13 AM

bystander said:
While maxing and getting 60 FPS is difficult in a few of those, a single 680 comes close with just a few dropped settings in most of them.

A 120hz monitor would at least put them to use a lot more.


Yes, but 120hz monitors are extremely costly, usually over $350.

Also, I feel bad about downgrading the size of my current monitor. I don't know of any 27" monitors with a 120hz refresh rate.
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December 15, 2012 3:16:33 AM

The asus vg278h, asus vg278he are two such monitors, the latter being 144hz.

The Acer in my sig is also 120hz, though I'd prefer the above, though the 3D emitter of the asus vg278h have questionable in reliability.
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December 15, 2012 5:36:27 AM

bystander said:
The asus vg278h, asus vg278he are two such monitors, the latter being 144hz.

The Acer in my sig is also 120hz, though I'd prefer the above, though the 3D emitter of the asus vg278h have questionable in reliability.


Thanks for those recommendations. I'll probably get one of those monitors as soon as I can afford it.
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