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anyone have any idea what kind of geforce card would be viable for a deticated physX card ? and if it would provide anything benefitial.
I´m running 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 at stock.
With your actual mobo (Sabertooth that you have in sig) you only have 2 pci-ex 8x slots, I can't see where could you add an extra (almost worthles) nvidia videocard since you allready have two 6870's. And, furthermore even if possible with some other motherboards just consider the major power consumption (using a GTX460 or a GTX260 at least) and the driver mess (spending a lot of time to configure everything whenever you install new drivers) since is not an "whql" driver combo. All that for just a couple of games they're gonna use the Physics engine, stuff you'll never distinguish (not even at 10%) with your eye.
That's my opinion, and I do have a GTX 260 throwned away in a corner (on the top) of my wardrobe getting dust with some other hardware
Edited by arrow0309 - 4/21/11 at 5:19am
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This is the one I'm thinking about buying: http://www.coolerkit.dk/arctic_cooli...us-p-1489.html
That's my man, just get that cooler and you won't regret it
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With your actual mobo (Sabertooth that you have in sig) you only have 2 pci-ex 8x slots, I can't see where could you add an extra (almost worthles) nvidia videocard since you allready have two 6870's. And, furthermore even if possible with some other motherboards just consider the major power consumption (using a GTX460 or a GTX260 at least) and the driver mess (spending a lot of time to configure everything whenever you install new drivers) since is not an "whql" driver combo. All that for just a couple of games they're gonna use the Physics engine, stuff you'll never distinguish (not even at 10%) with your eye.
That's my opinion, and I do have a GTX 260 throwned away in a corner (on the top) of my wardrobe getting dust with some other hardware
I had no idea the increase would be so small, so there is no point on going further with this xD TY
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@ Soulniz
Don't underestimate the vrm & memory cooling, if necessary get the Arctic Cooling VR001 Heatsink kit as well (strongly recomended):

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=18.%3F

http://www.coolerkit.dk/arctic_cooli...ie-p-1492.html
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anyone have any idea what kind of geforce card would be viable for a deticated physX card ? and if it would provide anything benefitial.
I´m running 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 at stock.
you dont buy a gpu for deticated physX if you using ati.If you have one laying around its fun to mess with for a little while but it gets old quick.In some games its a noticeable difference because physx is used heavily on one thing sometimes overused.you can see a difference if you blow something apart with your shootgun on metro 2033 but not having physx takes nothing away from the game.more than anything its somthing for nvidia to brag about.I removed both my nvidia cards to make room for my coolers.
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@ Soulniz
Don't underestimate the vrm & memory cooling, if necessary get the Arctic Cooling VR001 Heatsink kit as well (strongly recomended):

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=18.%3F

http://www.coolerkit.dk/arctic_cooli...ie-p-1492.html
Yea, I kinda have to get the Heatsink kit aswell, since there isn't included any with the cooler itself.
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@ Soulniz
Don't underestimate the vrm & memory cooling, if necessary get the Arctic Cooling VR001 Heatsink kit as well (strongly recomended):

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=18.%3F

http://www.coolerkit.dk/arctic_cooli...ie-p-1492.html
May I ask if you have actually tried applying these heatsinks yourself?
If if anyone else has used the VR001 heatsinks on a 6870.

Here is a link to the generic suggestion of where to place the heatsinks;
http://www.arctic.ac/index.php?eID=t...84daff550a60b6

However this is how I have applied mine;

If you compare the two you'll see I havent applied the three down the right hand side yet, this is because it looks almost impossible given the size of the blocks they apply the heatsinks to.
Has anyone managed it, or is it even necessary?
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May I ask if you have actually tried applying these heatsinks yourself?
If if anyone else has used the VR001 heatsinks on a 6870.

Here is a link to the generic suggestion of where to place the heatsinks;
http://www.arctic.ac/index.php?eID=t...84daff550a60b6

However this is how I have applied mine;
... cut ...
If you compare the two you'll see I havent applied the three down the right hand side yet, this is because it looks almost impossible given the size of the blocks they apply the heatsinks to.
Has anyone managed it, or is it even necessary?
Thanks in advance
I won't bother of the three small naked vrm's on the right since they're getting some air cooling from the fans (what cooler are you suppose to use?);
the essential vrm heatsink (4 phase power) is the orange one the left size (PowerColor 6870 Pcs+ stock part?) as for the others except the memory, just try to use the smallest pieces but only if your main cooler will permit that.
I didn't use the VR001kit since I manage to mantain my reference black alu backplate & only added some extra heatsinks from my Zalman VF3000a kit

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/850...l#post12958686
Edited by arrow0309 - 4/22/11 at 2:14am
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I won't bother of the three small naked vrm's on the right since they're getting some air cooling from the fans (what cooler are you suppose to use?);
the essential vrm heatsink (4 phase power) is the orange one the left size (PowerColor 6870 Pcs+ stock part?) as for the others except the memory, just try to use the smallest pieces but only if your main cooler will permit that.
I didn't use the VR001kit since I manage to mantain my reference black alu backplate & only added some extra heatsinks from my Zalman VF3000a kit

http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/850...l#post12958686
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