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Here is a screen cap after running a couple loops of Valley.

780 temps

This is the setup.

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Phf, dude you are as fine as sweet aged wine with those. My primary is in the 90s, I would love those temps...

Sick looking setup though, mine looks mighty similar with the RoG board, the SP/AFs, closed loop, and custom red braids.
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There is always this.... wink.gif

It's how I finally tamed my GTX 480's at a reasonable noise level.

And that ladies and gentleman is something to behold. How much would it be to do that to THREE cards?
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And that ladies and gentleman is something to behold. How much would it be to do that to THREE cards?

You can find the closed loop coolers pretty easily/cheaply. The challenge is finding space in your case to mount three 120mm radiators with an extra chunk of metal on one end for the hoses to enter. I had to get pretty creative to pull it off with SLI 480s in an NZXT Source 210.

Antec Kühler 620s can be found around $35 to $40 if you look hard enough. smile.gif
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You can find the closed loop coolers pretty easily/cheaply. The challenge is finding space in your case to mount three 120mm radiators with an extra chunk of metal on one end for the hoses to enter. I had to get pretty creative to pull it off with SLI 480s in an NZXT Source 210.

Antec Kühler 620s can be found around $35 to $40 if you look hard enough. smile.gif

I wish you many ladies tonight good sir. I am no stranger to having to jimmy rig things!
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Could you take a screen of a stress test with temps? It's not that I don't believe you, I just want to check out how those things perform. I thought about ditching these 680s in favor for some 780s but they didn't have any models with decent enough VRAM to satisfy me.

Here is a screen cap after running a couple loops o
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Phf, dude you are as fine as sweet aged wine with those. My primary is in the 90s, I would love those temps...

Sick looking setup though, mine looks mighty similar with the RoG board, the SP/AFs, closed loop, and custom red braids.

that was only after a couple loops. If I let it go or game for a while it creeps up. Did not have time for it. I'm on days on in the Bakken oil fields. Working about 17-18 hour days as of late. So, not a lot of free time that's not spent sleeping. biggrin.gif
 
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That was also with fans blasting at max speed. From 70c up they are maxed on the fan profile.
 
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Appears that adding some silicon spacers between the cards have helped dramatically. I would have never thought that something like these little things could make such a difference. I went to Home Depot and picked up some small square spacers and inserted them between each card, effectively giving the cards some decently adequate breathing room.

With this addition, the temperatures have dropped from mid 90s to having an all time high of 82 degrees centigrade. That is MUCH easier to swallow and I am well below any point in which damage could result from.
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Have any pics of the solution?
 
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This is how they currently look with everything I have currently done with them. This shot IS including the spacers. Notice how the cards appear slightly bent out of the way from each other toward the power input area.


Firstly, I went to Home Depot and spent about half an hour looking through the store asking associates what I could be looking for before. Lost and without further help I continued searching, then I got sidetracked and was checking out a pretty fine employee then low and behold when I turn away... These little buggers. Came 12 in a pack like $2.


They are just a hair to big but they should get the job done. I put my index finger in for reference.


I had to cut them down to size so I cut them almost roughly in half to reduce overall strain I would be putting on the cards, yet still have enough size to push them apart to allow for better air flow.


After I cut them down, it was time to put them in. Let me just say, these things were not all the easy to cut through surprisingly. They are seemingly made out of a super thick rugged silicon. I inserted them towards the end of the cards, under the power connectors as I found that to be the most flexible spot as well as logically the best place to pry apart for better airflow.


Here is a better side shot of how much clearance the spacers have made. They are a little hard to see but you can differently tell something is there pushing them apart.


Another side shot. The backplates help dissipate the heat, but they also add rigidity to the overall design. At the same time it takes a lot of clearance away from SLI setups and confines airflow.


The design of the cards already feature a canted edge towards the blower of the cards, but that didn't stop these monsters from breathing fire when they were working with a similar brother and sister.


This is the end result. These temperatures are about after 4 continuous hours of Battlefield 4 at ultra settings. Completely maxed out at 5860x1080p with 2xMSAA. Seeing a solid 60fps with slight drops here and there to about 50 and 45 in the worst possible areas of super heavy smoke particulate and explosions.
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Nice results! I forgot how thick the reference 680 cards where. A lot tighter than my 780's. Amazing what a few mm can do for cooling.
 
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