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Well the good news, I just tore both cards apart and cleaned them again. It's close to a year since i did it last time and I'm already seeing a big difference. My top card, which was over 10c hotter than my bottom card was pretty bad. Now they are staying within about 4c of each other. So I imagine if i scale back some settings i can prolong until the release of the newer gen cards.
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post #22 of 22
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Just a little update for anyone who cares. Just spent about 2 hrs playing Skyrim, lowered presets from ultra to high and my top card topped out @ 66c bottom card @64c ambient around 20c. Prior to full tear down and cleaning top was hitting upper 70's and even low 80's with ambient ranging 20c-22c (depends on if the wife messes with t-stat). Feeling much better about holding off on the upgrade.
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i7 3770K 4.4ghz Asus p8z77-v pro Evga Gtx 670 sli 8 gb Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250 gb Samsung 840 evo ssd 1tb Wd black  Coolermaster Glacer 240L w7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2711 black widow ultimate 850 CM silent pro (modular) Fractal Designs Arc Xl 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250 gb Samsung 840 evo ssd 1tb Wd black  Coolermaster Glacer 240L w7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2711 black widow ultimate 850 CM silent pro (modular) Fractal Designs Arc Xl 
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