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OH NO! What have you done to my card!?!

Haha jk. It was weird clicking on a link and seeing someone else post pics of my baby.
I told you I void warranties for fun
I see you've found a suitable replacement.
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I told you I void warranties for fun
I see you've found a suitable replacement.
Haha yeah, there wouldn't be much of a point in downgrading now would there?

Let me know how this beast does under water man, it is one heckuva card.
    
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What temps are u getting under load?
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What temps are u getting under load?
I actually have no idea yet. My sig rig is undergoing some major renovations right now. Building a case and putting together a dual loop are what are getting in the way of it being completed quickly.
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I was wondering what the temp drops were compared to removing the housing and then replacing the thermal compound with AS5.

Right now my stock (I think, bought it used) temps are 83C under folding with 100% fan. I guess I'll take off the housing tomorrow and see the difference and then may go for the AS5...just seems like a lot of work to me.
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Nice tutorial, I just got a 9800gx2 and was wondering how this setup would work if you had 2 gx2s or more? Wouldn't the in/out water pipe things get in the way of two cards side by side if they were both using those blocks?
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I was wondering what the temp drops were compared to removing the housing and then replacing the thermal compound with AS5.

Right now my stock (I think, bought it used) temps are 83C under folding with 100% fan. I guess I'll take off the housing tomorrow and see the difference and then may go for the AS5...just seems like a lot of work to me.
It all depends on your ambients, but most see at least a 5c drop, more than likely more.

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Nice tutorial, I just got a 9800gx2 and was wondering how this setup would work if you had 2 gx2s or more? Wouldn't the in/out water pipe things get in the way of two cards side by side if they were both using those blocks?
Nope, thats the beauty of full coverage blocks, the io's match up so you can utilize them even when they are less than an inch apart.
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Nope, thats the beauty of full coverage blocks, the io's match up so you can utilize them even when they are less than an inch apart.
E-Mazing those things are probably a MUST if you have more then one GX2 and even want to consider an OC.
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After I took my housing off it looked like my temps were going to be 10C lower but now that the card has been folding for days, the heat has built up and I really have not noticed much of a drop.

I guess if you were a casual gamer that gamed for an hour or two you might notice a difference in peak temps but not when the card is under load for days at a time.
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