Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
For 1500$ you can buy 3XGTX580
GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-15I GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 153...
better yet lol
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB...
The gigabyte looks better and has better cooling
I think I'd just get a 590 and ghetto rig two 120mm vga coolers onto it ( there's just about enough room if my in eye rulers are working correctly)
Or yeah, dual 580s is fine too.
What's missing from this picture? Besides some decent cable management.
Give up? I'll help out, no effin crossfire bridges!! All this time I have been purchasing motherboards
with video card bridges thinking that there were both SLI and Crossfire ones.
Now that I've finally got a second HD 5850 I discover every single bridge (about 7-8) that I have is for SLI.
Anyway I just ordered a crossfire pair off ebay but that is gonna take about 2 weeks to get to me.
The H60 is looking lovely though
I was also going to say lack of PCI-E power cables connected
Just got my second ASUS GTX 570 Direct CU II in the mail. Going to grab the good camera and take some proper pix!
Quick and dirty run at bone stock.
Normally AMD cards come with a bridge in the packaging :S
Also add an extra fan to that h60 man! It has the space
Yeah unfortunately it's not true for Sapphire at least, when I got both my cards at the same time they both had no crossfire bridge inside, I had to turn my room inside out to find a bridge under all my junk .
I got some with my both my Sapphire 6870s ( unless BearJesus sent me them along with the cards which could be a possibility )
Seems odd to not have them included with your cards
I think it's only for certain non-reference cards as the crossfire bridge is missing from the accessory list from the shop.
yea, that is odd. Every card I have ever purchased came with one.
+1 for your avatar
EDIT: But yeah Vincy Boy's cards look like reference cards so idk why it wouldn't come with bridges.
I hate the fact that I bought my GTX 580 soon after the launch!
I also want a DirectCU II i love three slots beasts !
Just buy an after market heatsink man easy to get an epic one.
+1 to that, Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II Cooler probably performs better anyway.
It performs a lot better, even at default settings it beats the stock cooling by 20-25 degrees Celsius ( direct cu is like 10 degrees)
You should be able to spend around £20-£30 on a GPU cooler and that would match the direct cu I imagine.
Look at the difference between Direct Cu and Accerlero Xtreme
Much much better design IMO.
I've had the first card for quite a while now, I just simply lost the bridge that it came with but the new one was just packed in a brown box in an anti-static bag and bubble wrap.
Anyway the new card is trouble. It's crashing when I play games or try furmark etc. If I run the fan at 100% it generally works. Seems to crash approaching 60 degrees C. Posted a thread here http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156493.
Just my horrid luck
I can haz one?
Im embarrassed but heree if i ever have any spare time il probably clean her up :shadedshu
Don't think I'll be keeping both of these Direct CU II cards for long. I knew the top GPU would run hotter than the bottom one, but this is absurd. After a half hour of BF3, bottom GPU maxed at 48C, top at 85C. I have a feeling something's wrong with BF3 and SLI, too but the top card is starved for air. Might swap over to dual EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Classified cards, or get a single GTX 580 3GB.
Im a single card fella as well. I say get the 580 3GB!
That happened to me a while back when I was running dual 4870's. Top card was starving big time of air. I ghetto rigged a fan in front of the cards and that dropped temps drastically on the top card, but still a big difference from the bottom one.
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