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Did you have any problems installing the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo II i was looking on there website and it says that the cooler wasnt compatabe with the 670's that have stacked power inlets? Also how much did it lower your temps?

No problems at all. The EVGA GTX 670 FTW model uses a reference GTX 680 PCB. I'm getting temperatures of 5-10C lower at idle and 10-15C lower at load. I have a very low airflow case, though, and it will be even stronger in others (I'll be modding this problem away soon wink.gif) - The main difference is that this cooler operates nearly silently, whereas the FTW model would get fairly loud. It's night and day in terms of noise.
    
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Hey guys,

What do you think is the best option for an external exhaust cooler for the EVGA GTX 670 FTW? Is there a better option than the default cooler?

(this is for SLI, so external is preferable)
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I installed the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo II on my GTX 670. Temps are a bit better than the WindForce model and it's a bit quieter, too. I'll post temperatures in the future once I get my case airflow where it needs to be.
EVGA GTX 670 FTW: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
Heatsink w/o shroud
450
PCB: It uses a reference GTX 680 PCB and does not have the additional power phase and VRMs enabled, unlike the Gigabyte WindForce model.
450 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Puny heatsink meets substantial heatsink:
450
GPU Close-Up:
450
Twin Turbo II base:
450
Heatsinks installed using 3M thermal tape, not the included thermal glue:
450
Heatsink installed:
450
Fan/Shroud assembly added:
450
Installed in case (ignore the cabling, I'm playing with many different fans right now tongue.gif):
450

BOO is that whats missing? Man them advertising gtx680 board now almost seems misleading....But its ok because I love my ftw. Clocks better than the asus dcii 670 I had did, that thing didnt have a chance of over 1100mhz 24/7.

Is there a specific version of the 3m tape you used, searched 3m thermal tape and found it on amazon but dont wanna get the wrong one.
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Hey guys,
What do you think is the best option for an external exhaust cooler for the EVGA GTX 670 FTW? Is there a better option than the default cooler?
(this is for SLI, so external is preferable)

Some people are using the mod brackets to run a corsair h60 or antec 620 on theirs, I just got the bracket for mine but havent added it yet, deciding on a full water block before I open the loop again

This guy makes them, what I would do if you have a FTW is to get the bracket for cooler only, no fan. That way you just need to remove the 6 screws on the side of the cooler (not bottom screws). DOing this will keep the heatsink on the card so the memory and other components stay cooler. That or get the bracket with the fan and buy heatsinks to attach to the memory and other components.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1235902/antec-kuhler-620-on-my-gtx-680-pictures-and-temps-inside
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3M 8815 - I just bought two small pads here: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10223/thr-75/3M_8815_Thermally_Conductive_Adhesive_Transfer_Tape_-_2_x_2.html

There are other options available, but this is good enough smile.gif
    
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Is the 3M pads better then the glue that comes with it?, i'm going to buy one and just wanted to know?
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Is the 3M pads better then the glue that comes with it?, i'm going to buy one and just wanted to know?

The thermal glue should have lower resistance, but I think it's more of a hassle to install / cure / remove.
    
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The thermal glue should have lower resistance, but I think it's more of a hassle to install / cure / remove.

I would trade performance for ease of removal in this case for rma reasons any day of the week as well

Staryoshi-
how do you know the other phase isnt active on the gtx670 ftw? I looked up a gtx680 pcb and didnt see a difference, I thought there was a row of vrm missing but the 680 looked the same too unless someone really had a 670ftw labeled as a 680 that i looked at
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Oh i see, i never used that stuff before so i didnt know, i'll prolly go with the 3M tape then. I wonder if the Cooler with 3 fans will fit on it?
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Oh i see, i never used that stuff before so i didnt know, i'll prolly go with the 3M tape then. I wonder if the Cooler with 3 fans will fit on it?

Thats what I was wondering, it says its gtx680 compatible. I like how its more narrow and appears to be 2 slots as opposed to 3 slots on the twin fan version. I just think its too long for my tj08e since Im running a 180mm radiator and want to add a second 180mm fan for a push/pull setup. I need to stay around 10" on the gpu length
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Its says compatable, but if you go to there website and look it also says not compatable with the 680's and 670's that have stacked power inlets, kinda confusing?
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