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Originally Posted by moustang View Post

The 1080 Armor just has a large single piece heat spreader that covers both VRAM and VRM rather than the Gaming X heat spreader on the VRAM and heatsink on the VRM. The Gaming X will likely overclock a little better, but the cooling on the Armor is good enough as long as you aren't one of those people who just isn't satisfied unless you're in the top 1% of benchmark scores.

It's a metal heat spreader, not just thermal padding. Think of it like a low profile heatsink. Not quite as efficient, but does the job.

Thank you for the info, im honestly just looking for something to work with the G10 and for the price I got this card at a micro center im thinking I will stick with it for now, will report how it does with my H105.

Here is what I ended up with on air for firestrike..

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/12778718
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Brilliant! Did you require any nylon washers or something extra than what comes in the box of the G10 and X41?

Also, do you think the heatsink/heatspread on the Gaming X is sufficient for cooling them down?
post #5573 of 6451
Would lowering the stock vrm fan speed to 900rpm be bad for my card's vrms? I have heatsinks on the mosfets; the default 1500rpm makes the little fan the loudest thing in my pc. It still seems to be blowing a decent (but much less) amount of air at 900rpm.
post #5574 of 6451
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Would lowering the stock vrm fan speed to 900rpm be bad for my card's vrms? I have heatsinks on the mosfets; the default 1500rpm makes the little fan the loudest thing in my pc. It still seems to be blowing a decent (but much less) amount of air at 900rpm.

You can experiment with it. How is the fan hooked up for power now? Is it connected the the power header on the GPU or to a mainboard fan header?

I simply replaced the fans that came with it with some nonoxia silent fans. But you can reduce the speed on the fan if its connected to a mainboard header or you can put a capacitor on thefan to header cable if there is no adjustment. You can also get a fan controller though that is overkill for what your doing. With the right fans used, you can get software that you can set up a curve in relation to speed of fan and temp and use it for the entire system. Several ways to go about this.

You need to have a means of checking temps on the VRMs to determine the lowest speed you can choose without adversely affecting performance. I mean when the VRMs over heat, you will notice instability in the system. But even without feeling any instability, there could still be some that would only show up under certain situations.
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Brilliant! Did you require any nylon washers or something extra than what comes in the box of the G10 and X41?

Also, do you think the heatsink/heatspread on the Gaming X is sufficient for cooling them down?

Everything I needed came in the box. Depending on how you want to route the hoses to the radiator you may want a couple of extra zip ties, but that's all you need, and only if you're wanting to zip tie the hoses together for their full length. I didn't need any extra ones.

And yes, the heat spreader and heatsink on the Gaming X are absolutely good enough to keep them cool. I'm currently running mine at 2100mhz on the core and 11150 on the memory, rock solid stable and GPU temps under 50C under full load and extended use.
Edited by moustang - 6/29/16 at 6:19am
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Thank you for the info, im honestly just looking for something to work with the G10 and for the price I got this card at a micro center im thinking I will stick with it for now, will report how it does with my H105.

Here is what I ended up with on air for firestrike..

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/12778718

That's actually a very good score. Higher than mine thanks to your CPU. My old 4970k is just barely enough to break into the low 19000 range.
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Hmm I got to looking at my old 980ti and I think the backplate (at least the mounting holes) are identicle to my 1080.. Might try to swap it over to the 1080 armor later today after work
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You can experiment with it. How is the fan hooked up for power now? Is it connected the the power header on the GPU or to a mainboard fan header?

I simply replaced the fans that came with it with some nonoxia silent fans. But you can reduce the speed on the fan if its connected to a mainboard header or you can put a capacitor on thefan to header cable if there is no adjustment. You can also get a fan controller though that is overkill for what your doing. With the right fans used, you can get software that you can set up a curve in relation to speed of fan and temp and use it for the entire system. Several ways to go about this.

You need to have a means of checking temps on the VRMs to determine the lowest speed you can choose without adversely affecting performance. I mean when the VRMs over heat, you will notice instability in the system. But even without feeling any instability, there could still be some that would only show up under certain situations.

Right now it is plugged into my motherboard, on a y splitter along with the pump. I am able to control the rpm of both and for some reason the pump actually performs better (4-5c) at 60% speed rather than max, so I just leave them both at 60% which is where 900rpm comes from.

My best option is probably to just get one of those fan adapters to plug in this vrm fan into my gpu and control it that way. Thanks for the information.
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Hmm I got to looking at my old 980ti and I think the backplate (at least the mounting holes) are identicle to my 1080.. Might try to swap it over to the 1080 armor later today after work
Can you confirm if the black heatspreader on your card is in fact metal? One review wrote it was plastic and didn't serve any purpose other than add some rigidity to the card
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Can you confirm if the black heatspreader on your card is in fact metal? One review wrote it was plastic and didn't serve any purpose other than add some rigidity to the card

It is some kind of metal not plastic, just had the cooler off to inspect and installed the g10. Sadly my msi 980ti's backplate wont work with my 1080, so the card wants to sag because of this, have a temporary solution for now, going to try to get ahold of MSI and see if I can get a backplate to fit this thing. On another note, this card seems to respond well to the water cooling, did some tweeking and was able to go past 24,000 graphics score on firestrike, max temp so far was 38c. That was with 2100 on the core and 10,710 on the memory, don't think I have much more headroom on the core, not sure about the memory, what are people hitting mhz wize on the memory for these cards?

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