@shinboy630: I'm using the EVGA Precision tool aswell as CPUID HWmonitor - both show the same temperatures. I noticed a slight drop in temp when forcing the speed to 100%. I just then tried moving the cards - one on a 16x slot and the other on a 8x slot which is way down the bottom. There was a 14c+ drop in temps when I did this but i'm not sure if this will affect performance if its now in an 8x slot.
Just run some benchmarks. I've looked at many 8x vs. 16x benchmarks and the differences are minor.
The other problem, i'm running a Noctua NH-D14 cpu cooler, so the new case must be able to house that comfortably.
I googled the case you have and it doesn't seem particularly bad. If you think it's the case or case fans that aren't allowing for good air flow, try opening the side panel and check the temps. Also, do you have the stock gpu heatsink/fan that blow air out the back or EVGA's own coolers that blow air back into the case? IMO, usually, the stock coolers are better for SLI/crossfire setup.
BTW, I have two graphics cards and no heat problems but my motherboard has a better layout, allowing for a gap. As you said, the lack of a gap is probably the biggest problem.
@PeasantAbuse: Well when an actual member of the minority tries to explain why it's offensive, they just get called a chink. So there's that as well.
No, you were called a "chink in my argument's armor."
My mom called me a black sheep one time, does that mean she called me black? Oh, and she told my brother he was living in a fairyland, you should have seen how mad he got at being called a fairy. Grow up. Please.