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I like them to. Black and silver go together like Bonnie & gunner2.gif Clyde :-)
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Has anyone else installed there blocks yet. Wow the difference is amazing. The idle temps aren't all that different. Maybe about 10 celcius. But load temps are amazingly different. Last night after playing borderlands 2 for about an hour they were at 36 degrees. During Heaven benchmark they reached 41 degrees. On air playing borderlands they would get to about 65 degrees and during Heaven they would get to 70 degrees. There is almost a 30 degree difference since i went to water. That is amazing to me. I never thought the temps would be that good. Also I only have 1 RX360 rad with a 3930k oc'd to 4.8ghz and both my cards are overclocked as well. Plus I have my rad fans on a controller and can run them much slower. The $40.00 Lamptron controller is actually pretty good. There are 4 channels and I have a splitter on each so there are a total of 8 fans hooked to the controller and I think it could handle even more. That's not bad for a $40.00 controller. Plus to keep my temps at 70 degrees during Heaven my fans would max out on the graphics cards. They were so loud. I am so happy I bought these blocks. They were very worth it. I'm glad I bought a triple bridge with a blank because now I can always add another card pretty easily. That would be awesome to have 3 - 4gb 680's all under water.
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HEy Strong which FC bridge are you using i am just getting around to installing my blocks and need to get the FC bridge
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HEy Strong which FC bridge are you using i am just getting around to installing my blocks and need to get the FC bridge

My mobo has triple slot spacing between my 2 cards. so i needed a triple size bridge. they have bridges for 2 cards that are triple spaced. i might add a third card so what i did was get a triple bridge made for 3 cards and then i also bought a blank to cover the third hole until i get a third card.

i also choose a serial bridge.

so i am using a serial triple, triple bridge with a blank.

using the serial style bridge my cards are always the exact same temps.

also make sure you get the new style bridge made for the new csq design cards which we have.

the blocks come with the links you need to install on the blocks which then connect to the bridge.
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My GTX 680 with a +150 core clock and +200 mem clock idles in the mid 20's and loads in the mid 30's.

Plus no noisy fan spinning up under heavy load. biggrin.gif
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Resistance is futile,LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Block installed, sooooo good.


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This looks very nice bro! Snorkle.gif

Congrats!!!
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ordered 2 of these blocks. can any of y'all suggests me screws to mount with the evga backplate.
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ordered 2 of these blocks. can any of y'all suggests me screws to mount with the evga backplate.

I got m3x6 screws from lowe's. Someone said m3x8 might be better because m3x6 do seem kinda short. There so cheap just get a bunch of both.
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Yeah not sure if the M3 x 8mm would pull up properly, a 7mm would be perfect. 6mm only get one or two threads too bite, so not too tight.redface.gif
The ones for the CPU area x 4 use the ones supplied M3 x 4mm, and you need 6 of the M3 x 6 or 7mm.thumb.gif
Only trouble as said before is that the heads of the M3's are bigger than the ones that fit inside the holes on the backplate so they sit proud, no big deal.smile.gif
A small hex head M3 may fit ?rolleyes.gif
Some more ! So far 50degrees max at 1300 core and 6500 mem.


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