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Edited by SmasherBasher - 5/6/12 at 9:12am
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One thing for sure. I love those triplets. Wow.
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I have no idea, but thats a retarted amount of GFX power, and i thought i was the king of the hill with an HD5850 that does 900/1200 on stock volts PLUS my GTX 275 OC
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Edited by SmasherBasher - 5/6/12 at 9:12am
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Pizza and I have the mods.. Start with him first, and see if he would have time.. Im pretty swamped and dont know how fast I could turn them around right now.

*mods are a cinch though.. you mainly just need OCP's and extra capacitance to hit those speeds

..I would estimate ~40-75$ /GPU for the mentioned mods.. depending mostly on the Q of caps used and quantity as well..
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I love V'modding GPUs, but I will tell you. Volt modding GPUs for folding, especially Fermi cores, will really increase the degrading rate on your GPUs.

When tuning a fermi for folding you want to keep the voltage as low as possible. Adding caps and maybe some inductors could help maintain Mhz and keep voltage to a minimum. If the voltage signal is smoothed enough you shouldn't need any OCP mod. I really wouldn't recommend an OCP mod for a folding fermi.

Not try'n to discourage you in any way. I just know what these cards cost and know that they'll produce more PPD if they live a couple 2 years vs if they scream amazing PPD for only 6 months or so.

You really only need some 'light' modding. I recycle my caps and inductors from dead hardware to keep the cost to a minimum as well.

When modding a GPU for gaming or benching, you don't have to be so careful as the cards aren't running 100% 24/7.
    
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^ this is true.

eg, my 460 <3 haha dont think atm i could volt mod that, and dont like it going over 70 folding.

but a old 8400gs i got for like $10. hell it hits 95+ benching with a normal big room fan, really cold night + a 133cfm fan pretty much ontop of it ( x) at 900mhz, from arround 567 off the top of my head )

but yes, carnt wait to do another and cool this 8400 some more
    
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Been too long since I v-modded anything, thread makes me realize my iron must be getting lonely. I'm gonna mod one of my 580s today...
    
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Been too long since I v-modded anything, thread makes me realize my iron must be getting lonely. I'm gonna mod one of my 580s today...
    
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Pencil modded a HD4850 once, broke it :/
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