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Phase Change? Not many people go that route because of the hassle of setting it up. However, the performance is always amazing.
     
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The ref. 6950/70s are notoriously poorly designed if they are stacked. Looking at mine it has a backplate with a slight lip on it and I've seen videos when stacked they create an almost perfect seal choking the hell out of the cards(can't remember where). Maybe try taking off the backplate to give a little more room for air to circulate? Not sure I think the backplate is to help the cooling. . . just throwin some ideas out there
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Lots of good ideas so far. So the backplate isnt a hassle to take off? That sounds like A viable option.

Also, how is phase-change cost wise?
    
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Water cool the middle one?
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann View Post
Lots of good ideas so far. So the backplate isnt a hassle to take off? That sounds like A viable option.

Also, how is phase-change cost wise?
Expensive and, unless your doing extreme overclocking/benching, not really viable. It DOES make sure you never have to throttle due to overheating
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Rasa RX360 kit: $190
Razor 6970 block x3: $255
Total: $445 + shipping.
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Rasa RX360 kit: $190
Razor 6970 block x3: $255
Total: $445 + shipping.
Plus fittings? I think it comes with 6 barbs which won't do the trick.
    
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post #18 of 55
Sell two of your 6970s and try to find a 6990 if you dont want to do watercooling.

edit: also if you're at 1080 [which your sig suggests] what do you even need the third for anyways?
    
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Try taking out take backplate and report back, if i doesnt work, put the last card in the last slot of the motherboard, the HAF X has more than 7 expansion slots.

as oppsed to
[card1] [card1]
[card1] [card1]

[card2] [card2]
[card2] [card2]

[space] [card3]
[card3] [card3]
[card3]




As how hot are we talking about?

What are your temps you never told us.
Edited by Erick - 7/19/11 at 10:38pm
post #20 of 55
Maybe change your case? get something with like 3 x 200mm fans? who knows... with three hot cards like that i guess best is water cooling... oh well...
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