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Interesting to see AMD outperforming Nvidia in Far Cry 2 now.
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Originally Posted by kaivorth;13433468 
Were those the ones that died prematurely overvolting or overclocking? or was that the 590?

And no sarcasm was intended, outta curiosity.

That's the 590 and some 570s, both those cards dont handle extra voltage well but from what I've seen the 580 is a monster.
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For reference, exposure to 90dBa for over eight hours would be a violation of OSHA regulations lol
     
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90 DBs fan.. WHAT THE FFFFF !??!?!?! o.0

Gret overclock.. and great results..

if you dont get any troubles with drivers/games, sadly
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Only if MSI made the 6990 lighting with the custom cooler, or Asus made the 6990 DCII then the 6990 would be an absolute beast.
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6990 needs to ship with a complimentary waterblock smile.gif Or some sort of hearing protection! On the other hand, a mini-ITX rig with this, a few SSD's, 2600k and a small loop would dominate at lans, while being almost silent.
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6990 needs to ship with a complimentary waterblock smile.gif Or some sort of hearing protection! On the other hand, a mini-ITX rig with this, a few SSD's, 2600k and a small loop would dominate at lans, while being almost silent.

I was actually deciding to convert my sig rig into this very idea. Not sure how I'd fit a 360 rad onto or into one if it existed without looking awkward.
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Not bad. Now all AMD has to do is work on their horrid fan acoustics and I might actually consider their products again.
If you've got some patience, you can always buy a non reference card and wait it out for a bit after a new card releases.
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The fan of the 6990 is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. The fan never, ever hits that loud of sound during gaming yet alone 24/7. It barely hits 60% most of the time. Hell, I'd be surprised if it hits 50% with the exception of benches.
Unless of course, you do the 1ghz overclock tongue.gif

The only time my 6990 hits 100% is when I bitmine (long story short - think folding@home). Personally I don't even mind 100% too much. Yes, it's loud, but considering I sleep with an industrial fan on in my room: I'm used to it I guess.
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Why the reference fan design sucks so much azz? They could have designed one with 2 fans like Msi's twin frozer tongue.gif
    
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