Originally Posted by Blacklash
Managed to work my second card into my bottom slot on my EVGA X58 SLi LE. Now I've got 16x 8x without my cards being close. Much better that way. Cooler and I don't have to blast my fans when gaming.
That's what I did on my X58 SLI board. The difference between 16/16/ and 16/8 was so minimal that it wasn't worth slapping the cards in right next to each other.
On as side note, my cards have settled in nicely temp wise. When I first put them in they idled at 44 and 41 (72f ambient) and now at the same ambient they are at 41 and 39.