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Old December 28, 2014, 10:50 PM
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I'm building a 2x GTX980 SLI rig and I'm kind of worried about temps. I will be able to have 1 slot of spacing between the 2 cards, and I've chosen MSI Gaming series, which uses 2 fans (not the reference blower type cooler) to cool. For people with this kind of non-reference GTX980 SLI setup, what kind of temps do you get and what case? Thanks in advance!
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Old December 29, 2014, 06:15 AM
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I have a similar motherboard setup as you, however I have a pair of GTX 970 Strix video cards in sli.

Top card reaches late 60's during gaming and bottom card mid 60's... I have a Thermaltake V71 case, so airflow is OK. I imagine that your temps will be similar.
I swapped out a pair of R9-290's that were hitting 94C and 91C in CF (before water)....

Are you looking for full tower or mid tower case, water or air cooling, what is your budget.

Right now I am pretty impressed with the V71. The V51 is slightly smaller and before this I owned the NZXT Switch 810, all good choices...
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Old December 29, 2014, 11:09 AM
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Slap some side fans on the side of that CM690 and you'll be grand. As long as the air isn't stagnant in the case overall then a small amount of airflow over the cards is enough to keep them cool.
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thx for the replies guys!

the rig in my profile is the one im replacing with the new build. the one im building now is x99, and the case i've chosen is the fractal define r5. i got an additional 140mm fan, and will be running 2x140mm front intake, with a rear 140mm exhaust. hopefully this will be enough.
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