Originally Posted by samoth777
hmmm this is a small but good reason for people to consider watercooling on these ref 680s!
ive heard people increase their max clocks on their 680s after slapping a block on them. i can imagine the difference between average max core clocks on air ref 680s without voltmod and max core clocks on water + 1.212 volt to be around 60-90mhz! just a thought.. could it be realistic?
I cannot speak for the reference stock coolers but My Gigabyte Windforce GTX 680 for example only hits 55C load after playing BF3 for a while and that is with the fan speed set to a silent 50%. Also keep in mind thats with 1.21vc and with an overclock of 1380mhz on the core along with 525+ added to the memory.
Water cooling lost its appeal to me long ago, modern air coolers do a darn good job on both the CPU and GPU these days while costing less than a good water cooled setup and the maintanance is certainly far less. However that is just my opinion, dont want anyone with a water cooled rig in here screaming at me. lol.Edited by RobsM6S - 8/2/12 at 12:47pm