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best board maker for single gpu 3870's?

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im about to send out a flood of e-mails asking board makes to supply me with a handpicked card. im hoping that someone will go along with this as i am wanting to do my cooling mod to a better version of the card.

i have aquired a socket AM2 all copper heatsink that i am going to mod to go on the gpu, and am currently looking into some better memory heatsinks for the mod as well.

so some input on the industried best board makers would be helpful so when i get replies i know who i should go with.
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All makers follow the same reference design given to them by ATI... overclockability will vary with each card, not it's maker... Sad to say, I'm highly doubtful that any maker will go through the trouble of hand picking you a card...

Lastly, most cards are limited by a clock speed wall, not temperatures.... as with a CPU, the only way to overcome this wall is through extra voltage, which can really only be done with a hardware mod... and even then, you'll be limited by the GPU's circuitry regardless of the cooling method

Just thought I would give it to you straight
Edited by killa_concept - 5/22/08 at 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by killa_concept View Post
All makers follow the same reference design given to them by ATI... overclockability will vary with each card, not it's maker... Sad to say, I'm highly doubtful that any maker will go through the trouble of hand picking you a card...

Lastly, most cards are limited by a clock speed wall, not temperatures.... as with a CPU, the only way to overcome this wall is through extra voltage, which can really only be done with a hardware mod... and even then, you'll be limited by the GPU's circuitry regardless of the cooling method

Just thought I would give it to you straight
they are not all using the same reference design. look at gigabyte's cards, using ferrite chokes on their videocards.
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