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I could see this being useful for reference 570s and 590s, and non-reference 6950s. And for anything ever made by MSI.
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this is about as bad ass as it comes
    
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I know Evga Reps are on OCN, so this is for them.
The addon EPower VRM board is a great idea. However take it a step further, Give me a option to buy my motherboard or graphics card for a higher price with the EPower VRM prewired. Yeah, I am lazy But If I am willing to buy the product at a higher price with everything ready to go, why not sell it that way.

This isn't for every day use.
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I'm all for better power delivery, but come on guys, this is a fail.
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To me it makes much more sense to buy a Rog Matrix and the better power delivery right up front.
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I wonder sometimes if peeps on here really do not understand all the really kick-ass overclocking tools that the Asus Rog Martrix GTX 580 gives to not only day to day overclockers but extreme overclockers as well...

Actually that VR can't output as much as the EVGA one, there is a reason extreme OCers buy things like this, and don't just buy those kinds of GPUs. you are talking about a 10 phase volterra PWM, Volterra PWMs ONLY work with volterra power stages, and i believe TI power stages that use the master/slave protocol. They are extremely high quality and can output depending on spec from 40A to 50A per phase, and then you get the nice inductors which are prob rated on this thing for 50A. On the GPUs like the matrix, their inductors aren't rated that high neither are their FETs for continuous use. manufacturers increase the phase count and then they lower the current capacity of the inductors by using lower speced ones, then they set OCp limits, as they only expect a user to OC it so much. Bottom line is that if manufacturers did make GPus that didn't need ANY modding, then there woudl have never been the two year demand for this product.

Also this allows you to move ultimate power to the best GPU you have, sometimes GPUs are rated like the ROG matrix, for lower temps at stock and OCed, well extreme OCers usually want the ones that run a bit on the hotter side b/c they OC higher as they usually have higher leakage transistors.

I wasn't too happy with EVGA LGA1155 boards, but i gotta say i am loving them for this!!!
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i think that my gtx570s would like this. 1ghz on water should be doable with a decent 570 with the clean power delivery. i love it!
    
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Obviously you can see that that was designed for the extreme user, who has good electronics experience. It was not designed for the average user, we tried to make that clear on the product page.

With that being said, this is just a stage one concept, perhaps in the future we can consider modular versions that can connect by simpler means, but the DIY nature of this product means you are not restricted, and can use it for a wide range of hardware.
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Everyday it gets worse and worse on ocn. Hurr, looks dumb, I don't want that ugly thing in my case..... Seriously, glad their are still some here that know what these type of products are geared towards and will use those products for what they are meant for; extreme overclocking.

To EVGA I say bravo keep up the good work with your extreme overclocking line.
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Everyday it gets worse and worse on ocn. Hurr, looks dumb, I don't want that ugly thing in my case..... Seriously, glad their are still some here that know what these type of products are geared towards and will use those products for what they are meant for; extreme overclocking.
To EVGA I say bravo keep up the good work with your extreme overclocking line.

haha maybe they should rename the site to ACOCN.net for air cooled overclock.net instead of just overclock.net products like this should be welcomed by the whole community, as if it weren't for extreme stuff there really would be so much less selection.
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BTW Jacob i posted this on XS, but I will post it there b/c i know you will read it here. Please can you make it so that the user doesn't have to buy EVBot? Like make it so that a user can use a trimmer to change the voltage?
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dont video card manufactors cheap out on vrm/power management parts to save cash and have decently priced cards like the galaxy gtx570? because the chip itself is the same as in the other cards. and the memory is also rated at 5.5gbs. am i wrong?
    
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