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If it fits your needs yes. I actually have an Asus Rampage IV extreme motherboard in that case and it's an E-ATX mobo. I looked at the spec sheets to determine dimensions and it still fits in that case. It's orientation allows for great cooling, especially for graphic cards that push air into the case. The heat will raise upwards instead of creeping to processor which sometimes happens in standard cases. They use good parts and I've dealt with their customer service before. I had a fan making a clicking noise and they shipped me a new one right away. No expenses charged. Do as much research as you can before you pull the trigger. thumb.gif
Sweet, thanks. I was skeptical of the price vs. a good NZXT or a Fractal, but the 90 degree configuration is tempting. Thanks again! thumb.gif
    
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My last three cases have all had the same orientation, FT02, FT03, RV02, seems normal to me now.
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So anyone else run into the problem where the clocks look good but performance is about half?
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So anyone else run into the problem where the clocks look good but performance is about half?

Haven't really had that problem. Clocks look good, valley bench scores around 2900 - 3100 ish, but i'm getting different voltage readings all over the place with little inconsistencies. This card obviously needs more software support. But it's only been out around 10 days as well. I've been getting above 1300+ on air with a core voltage supposedly @ 1.21 ish and 130% power limit.
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Guys, this is slightly off topic, but I want to ask a question to the Lightning owners using this in their enclosed case : Have you noticed the Lightning bowing out due to the weight? I've heard that the Lightning tends to bow out more than the other cards. Just wondering.

Warping is pretty common with these higher end cards but I have seen worse. At least this card has a backplate and foreplate to help minimize it. There are many manufacturers that do nothing to prevent warping and over time the pcb gets damaged. I don't think that the Lightning 780 will get damaged though.

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So anyone else run into the problem where the clocks look good but performance is about half?
sounds like memory crashed, do u need a full reboot to get it back to normal?
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Warping is pretty common with these higher end cards but I have seen worse. At least this card has a backplate and foreplate to help minimize it. There are many manufacturers that do nothing to prevent warping and over time the pcb gets damaged. I don't think that the Lightning 780 will get damaged though.

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When I went to put the waterblock on & took it apart, I noticed the PCB had a bit of warp in it around the front bank of mosfets, the thermal pad they put over the output caps is thick, too much pressure there & not enough over the mosfets. Had to move the pads a bit to get nicer contact.
2 things on my card that surprised me, first was that the backplate was plastic. No big deal, backplates are mostly cosmetic & don't really do much for cooling.
What will be more disturbing to members here is that one of the heatsink screws (4 on the back to remove the cooler) had a freaking warranty void if removed sticker on the screw head.
So I didn't remove it, just pushed the tip of the screwdriver through it. Not removed, warranty OK?
Also elpida memory on my card is confirmed.
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sounds like memory crashed, do u need a full reboot to get it back to normal?

Looks like a reboot is need after a crash. It is weird the way the card can soft crash, frames will drop to half but you don't see it unless there is an FPS counter on screen, everything still stays smooth & you don't see the crash.
It can hard crash too, much easier to see the issue when it does the blackout.

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Should the "lightning" logo glow when its idle?
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Should the "lightning" logo glow when its idle?

yeah if idle it will be green

so I think I have another problem. I flashed skyn BIOS again and whener I up the voltage via afterburner (even with rbby tool) it only goes to that wanted voltage for few secs and than it drops. I will give you example for better understanding:

lets say I up the voltage in rbby by 200mv on core and use it in after burner ---> now when I for example start unigine heaven 4.0 I get the wanted voltage (should be around 1.32v) for like 4 seconds and than it drops way down to like 1.277v and there it sits. have you got any idea why this is happening ?
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Vdroop, I have seen there is some on the DMM, when testing last night just using the +100 in AB I started of at 1.255V, it was drooping to about 1.250, when pushing clocks more i saw it droop to as low as 1.242V from 1.255V.
    
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