MATX SLI?

fury0609

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I am thinking if it is good to SLI on an mATX mobo
like gigabyte z68ma d2h or gigabyte z68mx ud2h

if not i will just go with what I originally was thinking of buying
gigabyte z68x ud3h

i am buying it at microcenter with i5-2500k for the $50 off
 
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I would say micro-atx boards are not well suited to SLI/CF. Many of the cards worth dual GPU setups have two slot coolers. Also not mentioned is if your case has adequate cooling for SLI, or which cards you're using, etc. Do some research first before plowing headlong into SLI.

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i am asking if it is good to sli on an matx board
i will be using gtx 560 ti on it.
will it cost alot of heat because of small space?
my case will most likely be cm storm enforcer
 

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I have the z68ma-d2h running a single gtx 460. I'm not sure I would want to run SLI on the board.

The slots are x16, x4, x8 from top to bottom. However using a dual-slot card will not work on the bottom x8 pcie slot since it will cover up your front-panel usb (and audio) headers.

Reviews on Newegg say you can make it all fit if you use the x16 and x4 slots but this makes the cards close together and is not ideal for SLI.

Your call but I would recommend a diff board if you are definitely going to run SLI.
 


I would say micro-atx boards are not well suited to SLI/CF. Many of the cards worth dual GPU setups have two slot coolers. Also not mentioned is if your case has adequate cooling for SLI, or which cards you're using, etc. Do some research first before plowing headlong into SLI.
 
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+1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128495 $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Virtu, Touch BIOS, Smart Response SSD, 2-Way SLI, HDMI
 
For all the reasons listed above I also would not SLI on an m-ATX motherboard
[ but having said that I probably wouldnt SLI or crossfire on my own PC ever ]

If you do need the small case for mobility then maybe its worth a shot , but pay close attention to cooling solutions .