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Valley 1.0 run. If i'm not mistaken those scores are about bang on stock 280x region.
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Thanks, I was just about to ask that question.

I'm quite fond of ArctiClean. 2 step cleaning and purifier for removing TIM and other things. Excellent stuff!
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Thanks, I was just about to ask that question.

What about pads? What's the best to use on a GPU.
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I'm quite fond of ArctiClean. 2 step cleaning and purifier for removing TIM and other things. Excellent stuff!

I love articlean. It's a life saver.
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I love articlean. It's a life saver.

I meant thermal pads for the GPU.

Good lord I need a drink. biggrin.gif
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I have added a link to PSU reviews to the OP because it seems to be right in the ballpark for a 280x and even 2 x 270/270x. Thanks to Shilka for the post. I also tried to add the updated beta drivers 14.4 but I need lessoms on how to use the interface better. tongue.gif
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I have added a link to PSU reviews to the OP because it seems to be right in the ballpark for a 280x and even 2 x 270/270x. Thanks to Shilka for the post. I also tried to add the updated beta drivers 14.4 but I need lessoms on how to use the interface better. tongue.gif

750 watts is enough even for 2x 280x cards, Unless you start to volt mod them. Anyway yes you are free to link it if you want it was made to be used
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750 watts is enough even for 2x 280x cards, Unless you start to volt mod them. Anyway yes you are free to link it if you want it was made to be used

True, my devil's were overclocked to the max and running prime95 plus valley at the same time and drew just over 600w at the wall max peak and that was with an overclocked FX 8350 9 fans and lights.
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True, my devil's were overclocked to the max and running prime95 plus valley at the same time and drew just over 600w at the wall max peak and that was with an overclocked FX 8350 9 fans and lights.

I have an older 1000 watts thead which i need to rework when i get around to it
http://www.overclock.net/t/1438987/best-fully-modular-1000-watts-psu
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What about pads? What's the best to use on a GPU.

Fujipoly Ultra Extreme!

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17504/thr-185/Fujipoly_Ultra_Extreme_System_Builder_Thermal_Pad_-_Mosfet_Block_-_100_x_15_x_10_-_Thermal_Conductivity_170_WmK.html

Check my post here from a few days ago:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1478544/the-devil-inside-a-gaming-htpc-for-my-wife-3770k-corsair-250d-powercolor-r9-270x-devil-edition/10#post_22105025

That was using only the Ultra pad which has 2/3 the thermal conductance of the Ultra Extreme. I dropped 7C on the VRMs for my 270X, about 10%. If you use the Ultra Extreme, then you should get similar or better results.

The one thing to be wary of how well the heatsinks will stick to the thermal pad. They are tacky, but if your card(s) are installed in a standard fashion where the card is upside down, then they may not have enough adhesion to keep the sinks attached. It really depends on your card. If you have one where the VRM cooling is part of the whole heatsink, then you have nothing to worry about. If it is like my PowerColor where the VRM heatsinks are attached with thermal tape, then the thermal pads may not hold.
Edited by Roboyto - 4/15/14 at 5:09pm
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LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS Logitech G510 Corsair RX1000X 
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Corsair Obsidian 350D Corsair Sabre RGB Corsair Vengeance MM600 Logitech Z623 
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Corsair Gaming Void RGB Headset Z87 Gryphon Armor Kit 
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Intel Core i5 4250U Intel NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 Intel HD5000 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3L 
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Crucial M500 mSATA Windows 7 Ultimate LG 50" LED 120Hz TV Logitech K400 
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Logitech K400 
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Ryzen R7 1700 ASRock AB350m Pro 4 Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB G1 Gaming Patriot Viper 4 - 8GB DDR4 3200MHz (PV48G320C6K) 
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Toshiba Q Series 128GB 6TB Toshiba N300 Samsung 4TB External Sandisk X110 256GB M.2  
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Panasonic UJ-265 Slim 6X Blu-ray Writer Cryorig M9 92mm Mini-Tower SilenX Effizio Thermistor Windows 10 Pro 
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Sharp Aquos 60" 120Hz Logitech K800 EVGA 850G2 SuperNova Silverstone GD09B 
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Logitech G602 Logitech G240 Pioneer Elite VSX-LX101 XBOX One Controller 
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