Originally Posted by Galaxy
Yes, that's normal. Just like any precision hardware it must be handled with care, but it's securely bolted down in all the places it needs to be to cool properly. The relatively loose fit of the fanksink over the other areas of the PCB is part of the design; the dual fan layout moves air more with momentum than pressure. Also, you'll notice there are some small screws in the sides of the aluminum shroud which makes the whole thing fairly easy to remove for routine maintenance and cleaning.
I might be a little biased being that I'm the Galaxy rep and all, but I use this exact card myself in my primary rig and it's been outstanding with regards to cooling and OC.
Originally Posted by KatK89
Hey all I'm about to buy a new video card and want a 680 4GB. I game on a high resolution why I'm looking for 4GB.
I found this 680 4GB for so much cheaper than the others. I'm looking at the Evga ones and not only are they more expensive but have lower clock speeds and reference design.
The thing is though I have never heard of this brand. Can anyone vouch for their products and warranty? Also are they known to have coil whine? One of the reviews mentions it but maybe it's just an off occurence.
Thanks ahead of time
And I know there are people who recommend a 670 over it but I am set on a 680
Andrew can not say because he is a Rep but ill let you know
The Galaxy GC 4GB.. Vs Evga FTW
Galaxy has a much better cooler
Galaxy is using Samsung Vrams
Galaxy is using custom chokes
Galaxy has a vented PCB for more effective cooling of the Vrams
Galaxys design of this card makes it one of the most simple cards to Mod / Maintain Cooler removes from PCB with 4 screws then you remove 2 plugs the plug for the Galaxy logo light and the 4 pin connector for the fans.
The cooler mount system is so easy i think a novice could handle it if they read up on handling of PCB's etc and how to apply tim.
Polishing the stock Heatsink block gives great cooling results i did this myself and got an Avg of 8 C temp drop in an open SLI config.
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Galaxys cards are priced to sell
Galaxy almost always offers the Highest factory OC cards for less money then the other guys.Edited by Hokies83 - 10/12/12 at 11:18am