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1. Thank you. I definitely felt my balls drop after doing this mod.
2. It's nothing new. People are even popping i7's for months now.
3. Sanded, yes. Lapped... not so sure
4. The case is staying open. I may have to do some household mods to add more fans though. maxing at 75°C isn't fun.
5. Are you 100% positive of that? I mean it's right at the die an all...

Thank you kind sir
Yeah im almost 100% positive, the neoprene is just sitting on top of the heatpipe plate. Its not even getting THAT much heat because the heat pipes are moving it away from that base at a pretty good TWPS. Unless it melted and began acting as an insulator i doint see it having temp affects.
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I've sent you a PM about tweaking your 780i, i hope that by sharing my experience overclocking mine with you that you can push yours up to 4Ghz+

Also, those GTX 275 heatsink shrouds look teh sex
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Yeah im almost 100% positive, the neoprene is just sitting on top of the heatpipe plate. Its not even getting THAT much heat because the heat pipes are moving it away from that base at a pretty good TWPS. Unless it melted and began acting as an insulator i doint see it having temp affects.
Damn it, that means that the pressure isn't enough! I Need that damn backplate, but it's only going to get shipped out today, so it'll be here tomorrow. I measured the center of the TRUE's fins and it's a cool 27°C, so it's obvious that the heat isn't getting up there.
The intake temp is 26°C, the outgoing is 29°C. I doubt the setup is producing such a good C/W value, so it has to be a restriction with the contact.
Also, I can't proceed with Stage 2 without the backplate... I am in a massive setback here.

What do you guys think of the amount of TIM on the dies? Sufficient?

I think I will remove the neoprene to see if there is any change at all. I just don't like the thought of curing another batch of TIM all over again.

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I've sent you a PM about tweaking your 780i, i hope that by sharing my experience overclocking mine with you that you can push yours up to 4Ghz+

Also, those GTX 275 heatsink shrouds look teh sex
Thanks I will reply to you ASAP, I was ordering more polishing compound for Stage 2

What 275 shrouds?
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Such a nice rig. The GTX's are so good for gaming and you are gonna love them. Heck i have 260's and love them, and you have 275's! Be sure to tell us what clocks you get on them
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Thanks for all the props guys! It makes the effort so much more worth it! I don't think I'd have done all this just for myself

Jordan, I have yet to even start any 3D application with the GTX's. I am too focused on getting the most out of the CPU, and more importantly, keeping it cool with my to-be three stage setup. Thanks for the props and I will definitely keep this thread updated with every detail I do with the hardware


EDIT: Weird. I didn't touch anything, and the max temps are in the mid 50's now. I'm running Linx 100x3Gb
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Nice build, I love how those XFX 275's look
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Ghetto cooling mods FTW!







Plus I had to move the case. The sun was shining in and the floor next to the PC was 35°C hot!!!
post #98 of 246
That is absolutely awesome what you're doing there!

I came across this randomly and I've been planing on building a rig so much identical to this, that I almost got scared..
Allow me to share:

-XFX 780i SLI
-Q9550
-4 GB Corsair XMS2 Dominator 8500C5D
-2x OCZ Vertex 30GB SSD's
-Corsair HX1000
-Though only 1 GTX 275 for starters (EVGA)
-CM 690 Nvidia Edition (Yes, green all the way through )

After reading through this thread, I saw you doubting the XFX board's ability to get your CPU past 4GHz (which is also my goal).
Would you instead recommend spending the extra $50(local price diff) on the EVGA 780i SLI FTW, or where you able to solve the problem in a non-hard-modding way? - I ask because I want to keep my budget as low as possible without compromising with quality.


Last - Thanks for the great thread, there's some very valuable information in there, and also fun to read.

Mad props and rep+ for the great effort!
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Hi NWP, thanks for reading

Yes, I would absolutely recommend the FTW over the XFX board, not just since it has 100% solid state caps, but because it has a modded BIOS that you can shut off the vdroop with, and the VTT's max voltage is 1.625V. Bot of which I would make use of.

I have been honestly contemplating on replacing the XFX board with teh FTW and throwing it into my secondary rig.


A piece of advice: Get the OCZ Low Voltage Blades. I don't know the prices where you live, but it's the best investment on the entire setup and has more potential than I can possibly imagine.

But why would you go with a 1000W PSU, especially if you're on a budget? My HX850 can even run three 275's in tri-SLI (with little headroom, admittedly). So if you want to save cash, get the HX850 and invest into the OCZ LV sticks and EVGA's FTW board.
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Thank you for the fast reply!

You have some great arguments right there.
Reason I went with the hx1000 was clearly a question of doubt.
(I guess I have confused myself by reading too many threads on PSU's and sufficient power to SLI rigs, so I though if I shot over a bit I would be on the safe side)
But if a HX850 is more than sufficient for a 3-way 275, I'm totally in on that

The OCZ Blades where also the first sticks to intrigue me, but for some reason I valued EPP support over imbaness (Let's just say i got 'Dominated', shame on me)..
I guess you won't even use that feature when OC'ing, am I right?

Just checked local prices, and you just saved me ~$80! - and with a better board/ram

Anyways, gotta catch a bus now.

Thanks again, and I'll be checking back to see what might happen with your setup
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