Originally Posted by MoBeeJ
I know with the 300w power limit its useless, but anyone of you guys tried to remove the 3 fans and connect them to the motherboard/psu directly? 3 PWM fans could give a few 10s of watts free...
The entire point is merely to bypass nvidia's 109% limit. I can't see anyone approaching 300%, but I can easily see how the range between 109-150% can help push an air overclock higher while preventing throttling. I used the LN2 BIOS on the Lightning 680 (which also had a 300% limit) for this very reason - when I used the factory BIOS, my card would throttle at high overclocks. Yet with the LN2 BIOS, there was never throttling - that is what the LN2 300% BIOS is all about. No throttling and better overclocks.
So you can buy another card that is stuck at 109%, yet a custom BIOS will let you pass this - where you go from there is all up to you and what type of cooling you're using.