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I redid the Tim on my first 680 basically because the factory put too much.
Factory applied paste:   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Factory applied paste: 
TOO much IMHO
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After cleaning:
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I repaste pretty much anything I buy. GPUs, CPU coolers, laptops, anything I can take apart. biggrin.gif

It's amazing how a good TIM applied correctly can change temperatures so much.
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Now I feel even worse that my pictures aren't as clear as yours sad-smiley-002.gif

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got the backplate from EVGA today in the mail.
(Pics arent too bad for a iPhone 5)
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Now I feel even worse that my pictures aren't as clear as yours sad-smiley-002.gif

Do you have the iPhone 5
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[/SPOILER]
I repaste pretty much anything I buy. GPUs, CPU coolers, laptops, anything I can take apart. biggrin.gif
It's amazing how a good TIM applied correctly can change temperatures so much.

I didn't repaste the second card yet. I have some pk-3 on its way.
 
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Do you have the iPhone 5

Nope. An older smart phone (LG myTouch)

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Update:

Custom seasonic platinum cables

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post #296 of 675
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Update:
Custom seasonic platinum cables Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Nice cables....but even nicer granite counter top. thumb.gif
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this build is going to be awesome thumb.gif
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750/850W is fine on SLI 680s, they are only 195W TDP cards.

Im wondering what both cards pull under load.

195w. unless power delivery is allowed to go higher via overclocking software.

on less demanding games/scenes. the turbo clocks will allow the card to try to use up to that 195w mark.
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Nice cables....but even nicer granite counter top. thumb.gif
thanks
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this build is going to be awesome thumb.gif

thanks.
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195w. unless power delivery is allowed to go higher via overclocking software.
on less demanding games/scenes. the turbo clocks will allow the card to try to use up to that 195w mark.

thank you
 
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Hey OP nice rig man! That GTX680 is a beast! Love the case. Is this a gaming only rig?
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