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Awww yeah:



Kinda sad that the picture has more $$$ worth of electronics than a lot of people spend on their entire rig.
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Hey all, just picked up one of these gfx cards and I love it so far! Just got into overclocking it the past couple days trying to find a sweet spot. Right now heres what I've got and I need an opinion if this is normal performance:


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MSI GTX 680 Lightning of course with Afterburner settings of +100 Core, +400 Memory, +100 Core Volt, + 150 power limit. F8 BIOS.

Does this look like a normal score with these settings in Unigine Heaven 4.0? They seem low to me but I don't have much experience with this benchmark, I'm just going by other peoples scores and doing approximations. Should I be scoring higher?



If you have any suggestions, I've been playing with sliders all night and I just want to hit a sweet spot and call it a day lol Let me know! Thanks guys smile.gif
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I got around ~54fps on my 24/7 oc and around ~56fps on my benchmark oc.

Your score definitely looks a bit low. Wonder if it's being throttled.
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I finally got around to slapping blocks on my Lightnings. I was going to sell the blocks and cards to purchase a few Titans but I've had the blocks for what seems like forever so I said screw it and just installed them. Now I'm eager to get the system up and running again.


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drool.gif Wow!! Understandable 2 Lightnings SLI but 3

Please Take Bigger Pictures and post it. New Wallpapers!!
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Didn't see it was a different name. anyway thanks was hoping grab a 670 pe and put a waterblock on it doesn't look like that happening.

Yeah, I was pretty disappointed when I found out that no one made a full cover for the 670 pe.

You should express your interest here at EK.
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@D749 .... did you find the instructions were .... wrong....

It seems you only need 5 screws to reinstall the backplate, not 8 as is shown in the picture? I don't see how the other holes (2 in the front and 2 at the back) have anything to thread to. Were we supposed to reuse any of the stock screws?

Oh and you don't want to use bubblewrap for your work surface...builds up static. Get yourself some closed cell foam (neoprene, volara, cross link polyethylene, etc) and it's much nicer. Screws will land on it and not roll anywhere or bounce.
Edited by dr/owned - 3/10/13 at 12:01pm
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drool.gif Wow!! Understandable 2 Lightnings SLI but 3

Please Take Bigger Pictures and post it. New Wallpapers!!

Big enough for you? smile.gif

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@D749 .... did you find the instructions were .... wrong....

It seems you only need 5 screws to reinstall the backplate, not 8 as is shown in the picture? I don't see how the other holes (2 in the front and 2 at the back) have anything to thread to. Were we supposed to reuse any of the stock screws?

Oh and you don't want to use bubblewrap for your work surface...builds up static. Get yourself some closed cell foam (neoprene, volara, cross link polyethylene, etc) and it's much nicer. Screws will land on it and not roll anywhere or bounce.

Unfortunately there are multiple errors in the instructions. None are that serious but EK should have updated the online insturctions. I thought about using nuts to install the remaining EK screws, which don't connect to the block, but in the end I didn't bother as everything was secure enough for my liking. I didn't reuse any of the stock screws.

I've been building computer for over 15 years and I've never had an issue with static electricity. I also don't use a wrist band. One just need to work smart (e.g., discharge yourself somehow before handling electronics) and if you do it doesn't really matter if you're working on carpet or anything else. That being said if using a wrist band isn't a bad idea at all. wink.gif

The bubble wrap you see in the picture is just what the cards are sitting on. I generally work on a Modright mat.
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