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Okay, that makes sense. Reading about the 680's and their apparent sensitivity to heat I have high hopes biggrin.gif I'll find out soon enough. Anyone else running a 680 under an over-radded cooling system? 4x120 for a single or 8x120 for a double?
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Great guide. I'll have to do some better testing this weekend with a lower power target to see how high I can get it.
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Okay, that makes sense. Reading about the 680's and their apparent sensitivity to heat I have high hopes biggrin.gif I'll find out soon enough. Anyone else running a 680 under an over-radded cooling system? 4x120 for a single or 8x120 for a double?
Water doesn't seem to really do anything if you can keep it under 70c.
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I've got mine watercooled, didn't notice any difference in maximum stable overclocks. Still looking to see where I can push this further. 45C as max load temp after playing Metro 2033 at the highest settings for an hour.
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I've got mine watercooled, didn't notice any difference in maximum stable overclocks. Still looking to see where I can push this further. 45C as max load temp after playing Metro 2033 at the highest settings for an hour.

At least you have some really nice temperature.
 
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At least you have some really nice temperature.

Hah, and really quiet, too. tongue.gif
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Great post OP, +rep.
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Water doesn't seem to really do anything if you can keep it under 70c.
Yup, this is what I am gathering too. This would typically be the place where I would say that watercooling would be worth it just to get rid of the reference fan noise, but these 680s are so dang quiet I wouldn't even bother. I am for the first time, in a long time, satisfied with keeping a stock aircooler on my GPU. biggrin.gif I half wish I would have waited and tried out some non-ref cards, just due to the fact that I am not tied to buying reference PCB so that blocks fit.
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Great post OP, +rep.
Yup, this is what I am gathering too. This would typically be the place where I would say that watercooling would be worth it just to get rid of the reference fan noise, but these 680s are so dang quiet I wouldn't even bother. I am for the first time, in a long time, satisfied with keeping a stock aircooler on my GPU. biggrin.gif I half wish I would have waited and tried out some non-ref cards, just due to the fact that I am not tied to buying reference PCB so that blocks fit.

I have custom fan profile on, GPU temp will always max out at 80-81'C and it never goes over no matter how much volt or overclock to it. They are still quiet to me on reference cards (coming from a noisy jet HD 6970).
 
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Great post OP, +rep.
Yup, this is what I am gathering too. This would typically be the place where I would say that watercooling would be worth it just to get rid of the reference fan noise, but these 680s are so dang quiet I wouldn't even bother. I am for the first time, in a long time, satisfied with keeping a stock aircooler on my GPU. biggrin.gif I half wish I would have waited and tried out some non-ref cards, just due to the fact that I am not tied to buying reference PCB so that blocks fit.

I have custom fan profile on, GPU temp will always max out at 80-81'C and it never goes over no matter how much volt or overclock to it. They are still quiet to me on reference cards (coming from a noisy jet HD 6970).

WHat case? I have a micro atx case and mine was maxing at 71c at max clock. With a 1:1 fan curve.
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WHat case? I have a micro atx case and mine was maxing at 71c at max clock. With a 1:1 fan curve.

My sig... 600T
That was before I mod my GTX 680 temperature. Now it seems to be sitting around 67-74'C on load @ 60% fan speed with the bracket and backplate that helps chill a bit. If I set to 85% - 100% fan yes it will sit low 65'C but that is more noise.
 
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Core i7 3930K 4.9Ghz Asus Sabertooth X79 EVGA GTX TITAN 1250Mhz KPE/Hybrid BIOS (SOLD) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition 
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32GB Samsung 30nm 2400Mhz OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung 850 EVO 13000GB HDDs 
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EKWB Custom Watercooling, XSPC, Bitpower, Primo... Windows 10 Pro x64 (1607) ASUS PG278Q G-SYNC (2560x1440) Logitech G910 Onion Spark 
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EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 Gold Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
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