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Oh and for those following along, the extra 670 came in Friday but it overclocked slightly worse than card 3 so I passed it on to my oldest son.
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Oh and for those following along, the extra 670 came in Friday but it overclocked slightly worse than card 3 so I passed it on to my oldest son.

2 cards that can't overclock? weird...
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2 cards that can't overclock? weird...

Actually I ended up being able to overclock all 4, but at a much lower level than the first 2. The first 2 cards could get 10% higher FPS when overclocked than the last 2.
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Ok, so work on the blocks started today. Here's some pics from the first EVGA 670 Superclocked w/ 4GB. I'll have pics of all 3 with the bridge later today.

Here's the block out of plastic




Here's the side that connects with the 670.



Here's the 670 itself partially disassembled. The fan connector is pretty snug, you will want a small screwdriver or equivalent to pry it up without damaging it.



Here the board is cleaned up with all the thermal compound removed AND the VRM heatsink removed. Note that the VRM heatsink is attached with snap posts, so you will need to push the post and snip off the end on the back.



Here's the backside of the cleaned board.



Here's the block installed and screwed in.

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I usually just use needle nose players to squeeze the end of the post so I can push it back through the hole!
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I just use my fingers, takes a little bit of time occasionally but it works.
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I need to make more money...Thats all im sayin'...

oh yeah....epic build! biggrin.gif
    
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I need to make more money...Thats all im sayin'...
oh yeah....epic build! biggrin.gif

Thanks!
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Looks great so far. Needs more fans though. teaching.gif
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Well, the screws for the fittings are 1/2 inch too long to use on the bridge, and so I need to pick up some new screws for the bridge. The picture of all three in the bridge will have to wait.

I did however complete the motherboard blocks, here's some pics.

Here's the board with the original heat sinks removed. The chipset was swimming in thermal paste, and it seems to have a heat spreader on it. I left it so that I could maximize the contact with the block but if there is a problem with temps I may remove it.



Here's a pic with the blocks installed.

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