Man this thread grows fast, get a few hours of sleep & it takes a while to catch up!
Originally Posted by Gomi
I started with just using the thumbnail with some IPA - Then moved on to the Dremel and last I used a toothpick to gently remove the few bits from the corners.
This is way overkill though - You should focus on the stuff that is on the "top" of the IHS, around the frame so to speak - The goal is to make the IHS able to "spin" on the die (Dont go nuts, just a gentle push - it should spin freely) - Then you have direct contact
Anyone got a good recommendation on a PSU for Quad SLI GTX 680 ?
Think I been through 100´s of posts now, with no concrete "Get this - Will run it all just fine" - Was eyeing the Corsair AX1200i, but it only comes with 6 x 8 pin, and I would need 8 x 8 pin. So if any of you "G33ks" could give a friendly pointer, it would be greatly appreciated.
Ps. Know I should ask on the PSU section, but that place is so empty and seldom visited
Do you plan to volt up the 680s? With quad sli, a 1500w psu would not really be overkill. I've pulled just over 1000w from the wall with 2 x 680s & a 3770k at fairly average benching clocks (would have to find the post but think about 5Ghz cpu & gpus had an extra 100mV). 1200w might get the job done, but could be running it right at the max or beyond.