Originally Posted by Tennobanzai
I don't know why people are still referring to the VRM temps. It's been pointed out it was reading them incorrectly. They are actually much lower then shown in many GPU temp monitors. The other problem with some cards being faulty does seem true. My first DCII is perfect and overclocks higher then the average 7970, but my second DCII could not run at stock 1ghz and would crash. I'm hoping Asus has resolved this. IMO the best would be the MSI Lightning on water. It's just I don't think anyone makes a full cover for it yet. I know Bitspower made blocks for the Nvidia Lightning series in the past, so maybe there's a chance..
What tsm106 is saying about the EK waterblock having the inlet/outlet ports on one side does suck majorly. I have had to reconfig my whole waterloop because of it.
Edit: What made me go with the DCII and watercooling is that I had a reference 7970 and the coil whine was terrible. Nothing is worse then having a silent PC and hearing nothing but the coil whine
like i said above, i owned dc 2 for almost a month, but than i return it back to the vendor. it crashes like ur second card did.
and the core temps r about the same as my reference xfx, that i sold to my friend.
so i really didn't get the point of getting the dc2 over the reference.
and look around OCN, things regarding to Asus RMA support threads.
pray to ur god,jesus,ala,buda or what ever the god u believe,that asus will get u a good card back when u need RMA service from them.