Originally Posted by cravinmild
No, pretty sure its the way it was written lol, anyways glad i reread that thread as i totally missed the part where he mentions how he attaches his "shroud" to the pcb
, i even asked in the thread if he could explain it
Oh well teach me to read better the next time.
Ya, the matrix really is a nice card..... im going to miss her when the new line up comes out, hope she goes to a good home and not a box out in my shed like the Zotac 560ti. Poor thing probably thinks its something its done wrong to deserve that fate
Its really sad about these types of cards, they come out so long into the life cycle in a gpu series. Not worth the top dollar anymore as AMD has taken the crown from nvidia and a new lineup just around the corner for nvidia. I may sell mine if i can (tuff to sell a highly modded card) and use the money for a new 780. I dont have a sli mobo and i find a single 580 just cant cut it for 3d gaming at 1080p. IF the 780 is twice as fast as the 580 it just may solve my problem....and give me my next project
That 560ti does deserve a good home. Maybe as an upgrade for a friend, that's what I usually do with my former "current" parts.
I'm still clinging to the 480's, which is not like me, as I would normally upgrade my cards with every new release. The 7970 isn't going to sway me, as for nvidia's next big thing, we'll see.
I think that modding these cards keeps me interested in them, making them run cooler and quieter, while still getting clock speed gains, is keeping them out of that box, for now:p
If the 780 is that fast, it would make one card sufficient. I've seen that happen before, my first single 480 was eventually almost twice as fast as my former 280, etc.
I'm sure you'd find a way to improve the cooling on a 780:D
You're right about a highly modded card being tough to sell, especially when we cut off the IHS, there goes any warranty. I was concerned about that when I did mine, but figured ah, what the heck, just go for it!
It may be a limited market for the 580, but someone would be getting a good card. (hmmn:thinking:)
Funny thing about winter, (I'm in Penticton, not that far from your area) it's been cold this week, but with my wife keeping the heat blaring in the house, it's like I'm getting a preview of summer temps.!
Cracking open the window takes care of that if I want a blast of cool air for the cards.
Anyhow it's a while yet before the next-gen nvidia cards.