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Have you replaced the TIM on them?

Ya know, I haven't. hadn't crossed my mind actually, but may make that a project one of these weekends. My temps have been under 70C on both cards so far, so I never thought I'd need to, but with 3 of them in there, I may give that a shot. I've only re-pasted laptop GPUs in the past, what kind of temperature drop am I looking at in a reference cooler if I re-paste?
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Ya know, I haven't. hadn't crossed my mind actually, but may make that a project one of these weekends. My temps have been under 70C on both cards so far, so I never thought I'd need to, but with 3 of them in there, I may give that a shot. I've only re-pasted laptop GPUs in the past, what kind of temperature drop am I looking at in a reference cooler if I re-paste?

Back before i sold my GTX 690 some MX4 dropped my temps a good 6-8C
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So, the consensus is that I should stick with the Z77? If so, think the ASUS Maximus V Extreme is a good pick? Also, even though I am not bottlenecked by the 3570k, is there any overwhelming reasons why I should cough up the extra dough to move to X79?
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Personally would got for X79. Get 3820 now and that should be good enough. After that if you need more CPU power you have ti option to get IVY-E and have the fastest gaming CPU. A lot of games are starting to use more then 4 cores. There are a lot of games now where 3570K usage is over 80%.
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So, the consensus is that I should stick with the Z77? If so, think the ASUS Maximus V Extreme is a good pick? Also, even though I am not bottlenecked by the 3570k, is there any overwhelming reasons why I should cough up the extra dough to move to X79?

The Maximus V formula will do 3 way but IMO wait 3 months for Haswell, Sell your 3570K/Z77 board and grab a 4670K/Maximus VI
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