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But what are your thoughts about EVGA GTX 780 superclocked, is it worth it?
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yeah MSI usually honor warranties with any bios from what ive seen, so you should be good either way.

That is good to know. I was testing the card out for a while to try and make sure that all was good before flashing another bios. It just performs so well on the stock bios for me...there is always the ln2 bios that I could flash and see how high I could go. If the stock bios and power limit is any indication, I think that I might be able to do 1400+ possibly.
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Is anyone else here currently Sli'ing their Lightning's on air?
     
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my little update, was 1 fitting short of finishing...
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Is anyone else here currently Sli'ing their Lightning's on air?

Yes I am. What questions do you have? SLI'ing lightnings on air is a real pain. You need very good air flow in your case or your top card will throttle from the heat sucked up from the bottom card. I have a CM Stryker case with fair case air flow. I am also very sensitive to noise so I run my cards at a max fan speed of 60%. The end result is my top card always throttles while gaming. When I set both cards to 1215MHz, the top card will throttle down to 1176MHz when playing Tomb raider and Metro LL. I plan to eventually put my cards under water so that I can finally unleash their full power.
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Yes I am. What questions do you have? SLI'ing lightnings on air is a real pain. You need very good air flow in your case or your top card will throttle from the heat sucked up from the bottom card. I have a CM Stryker case with fair case air flow. I am also very sensitive to noise so I run my cards at a max fan speed of 60%. The end result is my top card always throttles while gaming. When I set both cards to 1215MHz, the top card will throttle down to 1176MHz when playing Tomb raider and Metro LL. I plan to eventually put my cards under water so that I can finally unleash their full power.


Nice...what's the max temps your top card reaches? My case is a little bigger (Phantom 820), but my top card touches 87-88 deg C after looping heaven a few times with only a 100mhz overclock and +10 Mv. I don't think I've seen my bottom card go over 65 deg on the other hand, so it's doing great. There's a little less than half a slot between the cards with my mobo (Maximus Hero VI) and I think that may be the issue, but I have 1 200mm intake fan, and 2 140mm's blowing air directly at the cards from the bottom and middle of the case and it doesn't seem like it does much to help even when I ramp them all the way up. The thought crossed my mind for a moment to consider getting a different motherboard with more PCI slots on it so I could space them apart a little better, but that just seems like a dumb idea the more I think about it...

Somebody else asked me, with my setup...why didn't I get two reference cards instead. I got both Lightnings for $499 a piece brand new which was the same price reference cards were going for at the time, so I figured, why not? I like you am also considering going under water because of this lol...



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EVGA NEX650G/750B/750G are FSP not Super Flower

FSP Isn't as good of an OEM, right?
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That is extremely helpful. I hadn't really considered EVGA. I have had very good experiences with Antec over the years. The EVGA 1300 looks like it will fit the bill very nicely. thumb.gif Thanks to you both.

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Also comes with a 10 year warranty!? Nice!

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You guys need to have EVGA give you a commission. Just found an awesome deal on one. They are far more reasonably price than about everything I was looking at and their warranty is at least double as well. biggrin.gif

Yeah I was really surprised with the pricing considering the quality of the PSUs. And dat warranty. Enjoy it! Hopefully EVGA will send a graphics card or two my way tongue.gif
 
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FSP Isn't as good of an OEM, right?
Yeah I was really surprised with the pricing considering the quality of the PSUs. And dat warranty. Enjoy it! Hopefully EVGA will send a graphics card or two my way tongue.gif

If they ask me, I'll be sure to put in a good word. thumb.gif
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FSP Isn't as good of an OEM, right?
Yeah I was really surprised with the pricing considering the quality of the PSUs. And dat warranty. Enjoy it! Hopefully EVGA will send a graphics card or two my way tongue.gif

FSP is like every other OEM they can make both good and bad stuff

Depends what they are paid to make
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Guys, with the unfortunate lack of card spacing I have running two lightning's on air...should I:

A. Consider investing in a better motherboard with more available PCI slots and spacing and keep my Lightning's on air and save a lot of money or

B. Say screw it and go full water cooling?


There's currently a little less than 1 full slot between them, and while temps under stock gpu settings and clocks are perfectly fine while sli'ed, once I crank up the clocks the top card gets up to the high 80's.





Oh yeah, might as well add me to the club...

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/bmkfs/
     
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